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Hong Kong Literature Room


As a special reference unit of the Hong Kong Central Library, the Hong Kong Literature Room aims to present local literature and promote study and research related to Hong Kong literary scene.

Hong Kong Literature Room located at 8th floor of Hong Kong Central Library which mainly provide reference enquiry service. It has an area of about 200 square metres. Regular talks and thematic exhibitions on local literature will be organised in promotion of library stock.

Seats, Multimedia Information System workstations and Library Catalogue terminals are available for readers' use. The Hong Kong Literary Authors' Database is also available for public access to the information on authors and their works.


The Hong Kong Literature Collection has a stock of about 55,000 items of reference materials which include some 24,000 volumes of books and periodicals, 4,000 authors' manuscripts, 300 authors' portraits, 27,000 newspaper clippings and a database of nearly 1,000 authors' biographies, bibliographies of works and criticism of literary authors. Some of the authors' manuscripts and clippings related to local literature have been digitized after clearance of copyright and can be accessed via the Multimedia Information System of Hong Kong Public Libraries.

Chinese Literary Authors Collection comprises some 45,000 volumes of books of Chinese literary authors from Mainland China, Taiwan, Macau and overseas countries.

Hong Kong Village Life Collection has a stock of about 1,200 books and 1,000 historical documents obtained from several early New Territories citizens. These valuable books and documents are the first-hand sources of information for the study of economy, social and cultural development of early Hong Kong and traditional village life.

Online Catalogue

Members of public are welcome to search the Library Catalogue for any specific titles of the library stock.

Location & Opening Hours

Hong Kong Literature Room is located at:
8/F, Hong Kong Central Library,
66 Causeway Road, Causeway Bay,
Hong Kong.
Tel.: (852) 2921 0323

Opening Hours

Related Websites on Hong Kong Literature

Hong Kong Baptist University International Writers' Workshop
Hong Kong English Literature Database
Hong Kong Translation Society
Hong Kong Writers' Circle
Proverse Hong Kong


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