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Hong Kong Central Library Compulsory Testing Notice

In view of the Compulsory Testing Notice issued by the Government, persons who had visited the Hong Kong Central Library from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on 4 January 2022, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on 5 January 2022 or 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on 6 January 2022 must strictly follow the compulsory testing requirements and undergo the tests on time as required. Details of the compulsory testing notice are available on the Centre for Health Protection’s website via the following link.

Latest arrangements on services of Hong Kong Public Libraries

In view of the latest situation of COVID-19, Government has announced that social distancing rules will be extended until 3 February. All public libraries and their students’ study rooms and mobile libraries under the Leisure and Cultural Services Department will continue to be temporarily closed. All book drops of the Hong Kong Public Libraries (including the book drop services located at MTR Central, Kowloon Tong and Nam Cheong stations) as well as the self-service library stations at Island East Sports Centre Sitting-out Area, the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and Tsuen Nam Road, Tai Wai will maintain services. During the period, overdue fines will not be generated for late return of library materials, and due date of reservation pick up will be extended accordingly. Please refer to the library notice on the special arrangements. (Details)

Application for Students’ Study Room Admission Cards during Examination Season

The deadline for application for Students’ Study Room admission cards during examination season will fall on 30 January 2022, with the postmark date on the envelope taken as the application date. Applicants (including those not yet hold a HKPL library card) can apply for admission cards by post during the temporary closure of public libraries. Please refer to Notes on Application for Students’ Study Room Admission Card for details.

Hong Kong Districts Collection

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Books, newspapers and periodicals, maps, photos, booklets and pamphlets , audio-visual and multimedia materials.



The Collection is provided in the Cultural and Historical Resources Corners at the following selected public libraries in 18 districts in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Region

Central and Western City Hall Public Library 2921 2672
Eastern Chai Wan Public Library 2921 5055
Southern Aberdeen Public Library 2921 1055
Wan Chai Lockhart Road Public Library 2879 5560

Kowloon Region

Kowloon City Kowloon Public Library 2926 4062
Kwun Tong Lam Tin Public Library 2927 7055
Sham Shui Po Lai Chi Kok Public Library 2746 4270
Wong Tai Sin San Po Kong Public Library 2927 6107
Yau Tsim Mong Yau Ma Tei Public Library 2928 6055

New Territories Region

Islands Tung Chung Public Library 2109 3011
Kwai Tsing South Kwai Chung Public Library 2429 6338
North Fanling Public Library 2669 4444
Sai Kung Tseung Kwan O Public Library 2706 8101
Sha Tin Sha Tin Public Library 2694 3729
Tai Po Tai Po Public Library 2651 4334
Tsuen Wan Tsuen Wan Public Library 2490 3891
Tuen Mun Tuen Mun Public Library 2450 7129
Yuen Long Ping Shan Tin Shui Wai Public Library 2126 7520

Note: Please click the link of individual libraries to view their opening hours and location map.


Reference Material, available for public use in the library


The Collection covers a wide range of current and historical district information and issues of concern to the community, including District Councils, local organisations, local events, cultural celebrations, religious festivals, local history and celebrities, tourist attractions, historical sites and plans for future development in the district.

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Cultural and Historical Resources Corners of 18 Districts

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Please call individual selected libraries or using the Ask a Librarian – Internet Reference Enquiry Service .