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Special Announcement

All Hong Kong Public Libraries will close at or before 5 p.m. on 24 September 2018 (Mid-Autumn Festival) and there will be special opening hours on 25 September 2018 (the day following the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival). All online services and Self-service Library Station services will also be suspended from 6:00 p.m. 24 September 2018 to 7:00 a.m. 25 September 2018 for maintenance of the library system. Details

Introduction

There are over a dozen special collections being kept in the Hong Kong Public Libraries which comprise of a wide variety of reference materials mainly related to Hong Kong and of some other subjects, including books, periodicals and newspapers, celebrities' correspondences, manuscripts, maps, photographs, music scores, opera scripts, archival documents, microforms, audio-visual materials and digital files, covering the subjects of local history, philosophy, literature, art, education, society, economy, folklore, etc. Some of them are rare books and out-of-print publications.

They are mainly kept in the Hong Kong Central Library, major reference libraries and some district libraries, please refer to the links of specific collections for details.