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Hong Kong Literature Room

As a special reference unit of the Hong Kong Central Library, the Hong Kong Literature Room aims to present local literature and promote study and research related to Hong Kong literary scene.

Hong Kong Literature Room located at 8th floor of Hong Kong Central Library which mainly provide reference enquiry service. It has an area of about 200 square metres. Regular talks and thematic exhibitions on local literature will be organised in promotion of library stock.


The Hong Kong Literature Collection includes books and periodicals, authors' manuscripts, authors' portraits, newspaper clippings and a database of nearly 1,000 authors' biographies, bibliographies of works and criticism of literary authors. Some of the authors' manuscripts and clippings related to local literature have been digitised after clearance of copyright and can be accessed via the Multimedia Information System of Hong Kong Public Libraries.

Chinese Literary Authors Collection comprises books of Chinese literary authors from Mainland China, Taiwan, Macao and overseas countries.

Hong Kong Village Life Collection has a stock of books and historical documents obtained from several early New Territories citizens. These valuable books and documents are the first-hand sources of information for the study of economy, social and cultural development of early Hong Kong and traditional village life.

Online Catalogue

Members of public are welcome to search the Library Catalogue for any specific titles of the library stock.

Location & Opening Hours

Hong Kong Literature Room is located at:
8/F, Hong Kong Central Library,
66 Causeway Road, Causeway Bay,
Hong Kong.
Tel.: (852) 2921 0323

Opening Hours