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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.

Map Library

The Map Library is located at the 5/F of Hong Kong Central Library. Its collections are for reference use. The aim of Map Library is to provide comprehensive geographical information to the general public.


  • To provide access to maps and cartographic information to the general public for meeting their needs 
  • To provide current and research oriented collection of cartographic information 
  • To provide reference services on maps and cartography related enquiries.


The Map Library collects various kinds of maps, with emphasis on the Hong Kong, the Mainland and major countries and cities in the world. Its collections include:

  • Different kinds of maps like physical maps, topographic maps, thematic maps, city maps and historical maps 
  • Different kinds of atlases like world atlases, national atlases, provincial atlases of the Mainland, city atlases and thematic atlases 
  • Old photos and aerial photos of Hong Kong 
  • Hong Kong Street Naming Plans 
  • Reference books and leaflet about scenic places in Hong Kong

Some of the maps and old photos of Hong Kong have been digitized after clearance of copyright and can be accessed via the Multimedia Information System of Hong Kong Public Libraries.

Online Catalogue

Members of public are welcome to search the Library Catalogue for any specific titles and relevant topics.

Location & Opening Hours

The Map Library is located at:
5/F, Hong Kong Central Library,
66 Causeway Road, Causeway Bay,
Hong Kong
Tel.: (852) 2921 0351

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