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Special Library Opening Hours

There will be special opening hours for Hong Kong Public Libraries on 1 October 2022 (National Day).

Latest arrangements on services of Hong Kong Public Libraries

To tie in with the Government’s latest anti-epidemic measures, members of the public must comply with the requirements of the Vaccine Pass and are required to scan the "LeaveHomeSafe" QR code or register their names, contact number and the date and time of the visit before admission for necessary contact tracing if a confirmed case is found. Please refer to the Details.

Calculation of overdue fines has been resumed from 5 May for late return of library items. Readers are advised to renew their borrowed items on time or return the overdue items as soon as possible in order not to incur overdue fines.

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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