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Hong Kong Public Libraries resumed normal opening hours

From 29 September, all public libraries and their students’ study rooms have resumed normal opening hours, with cleaning session in between. Counting of overdue fines is resumed from 19 October 2020. For the interest of public health, library visitors will be subject to temperature checks before admission and need to wear their own masks. Children aged under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Please refer to the Details.

Hong Kong Collection



Books, periodicals, government publications, audio-visual and multimedia materials, CD-ROM databases and maps.



Central Reference Library, 8/F of the Hong Kong Central Library

Reference Library of the City Hall Public Library, the Kowloon Public Library, the Ping Shan Tin Shui Wai Public Library, the Sha Tin Public Library, the Tsuen Wan Public Library and the Tuen Mun Public Library.


Reference Material, available for public use in the library.


The Hong Kong Collection is a comprehensive collection of Hong Kong related materials and the most heavily used special collection in the reference libraries, providing members of the public with current and retrospective information on Hong Kong. The Collection at the Hong Kong Central Library is the largest of more than 130,000 items, containing historical documents and government publications, including a complete run of government gazettes since 1853, administrative and annual reports of the government since 1879, departmental reports, district board minutes and papers, statistical information and thematic publications.

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New Additions:

October 2020

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Hong Kong Central Library 2921 0222
City Hall Public Library 2921 2672
Kowloon Public Library 2926 4062
Ping Shan Tin Shui Wai Public Library 2126 7520
Sha Tin Public Library 2694 3729
Tsuen Wan Public Library 2490 3891
Tuen Mun Public Library 2450 7129

Members of the public may also use the Ask a Librarian – Internet Reference Enquiry Service.