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Opening Hours for Public Libraries and Study Rooms


The Hong Kong Central Library (HKCL), six major and 31 district libraries have been reopened earlier. From 3 April, all small libraries will be reopened. All libraries will implement special opening hours, limit the number of people entering the library and adopt other precautionary measures. From 7 April, the HKCL and six major libraries will resume normal opening hours with arrangement of cleaning session.

Latest arrangements on services of Hong Kong Public Libraries

Library - Special opening hours
Please refer to the attached list, or contact the staff of respective library for details: Locate Libraries

Students’ Study Room - Special opening hours
The Hong Kong Public Libraries (HKPL) students' study rooms (SSR) will be opened with extended opening hours during the examination period from 1 March to 31 May 2021. The number of seats in SSR will be adjusted to about half to control the number of users. Seat priority would be given to users with admission card from 15 March to 20 May (Details). List of the reopened SSR is attached here.

March - May 2021#
From 1 to 14 March and 21 to 31 May
Seats are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis for each session and no admission card is required.

From 15 March to 20 May
During this period, the Room will be open daily in three sessions as follows and admission cards are required for entry.

Monday - Friday 08:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Morning Session)
12:45 p.m. - 05:15 p.m. (Afternoon Session)
05:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. (Evening Session)
Saturday - Sunday &
Public Holidays
08:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Morning Session)
12:45 p.m. - 05:15 p.m. (Afternoon Session)
05:30 p.m. - 09:30 p.m. (Evening Session)

# The Hong Kong Public Libraries (HKPL) may change and alter the opening hours or admission arrangement of Students’ Study Room in response to public health concerns or other special circumstances when necessary. Please note the latest announcements of the HKPL.

Please note Library Notices for special opening hours on public holidays and arrangements for opening of public libraries under inclement weather.
* All libraries will be closed on the following public holidays : New Year's Day, The First, Second and Third Day of the Chinese New Year, Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
** Except library closing day or public holidays, libraries will be closed at 5:00pm on the following days: New Year's Eve, Chinese New Year's Eve, Mid-Autumn Festival and Christmas Eve.