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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 Oral History Collection

Start date:

October 2009

Coverage:

Books, periodicals and electronic resources.

Location: Central Reference Library, 8/F of the Hong Kong Central Library
Type: Reference Material, available for public use in the library.

Introduction:

The Collection covers a wide range of topics on Hong Kong’s past and present. We hope that, by getting to know these resources about the oral histories and life stories of our fellow citizens, members of public will have a better appreciation of Hong Kong's historical and cultural heritage, the unity and diversity of our society and its people, and the role oral history can play in preserving our heritage and in bringing about better understanding among different groups in society.

Website of Thematic Resources:

Hong Kong Oral History Resources

Related links:

Search the Library Catalogue  Library's Online Public Access Catalogue

Enquiries:

Please call (852) 2921 0222 or using the Ask a Librarian – Internet Reference Enquiry Service.