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Special Notice

In view of the latest situation of COVID-19, library facilities including Hong Kong Central Library and the six major libraries (City Hall, Kowloon, Tsuen Wan, Sha Tin, Tuen Mun and Ping Shan Tin Shui Wai Public Library) reopened earlier this month will be temporarily closed starting from March 23 (Monday). Other public libraries and their Students’ Study Room, Mobile Libraries will continue to be temporarily closed until further notice. All book drop services of the Hong Kong Public Libraries and those located at three MTR 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 also suspend services. During the period, public libraries will continue to provide online services such as e-Books and e-Databases. Overdue fines will not be generated for late return of library materials, due date of reservation pick up will be extended and the maximum number of renewal will be increased accordingly. Please refer to the Details.

Adult Lending Library

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The Adult Lending Library is located on the 3/F of the Hong Kong Central Library. With the provision of a free and diversified collection including over 580 000 items of Chinese and English reading materials, English large print books, music scores and over 70 000 audio compact discs and CD-ROMs, the Adult Lending Library meets the community’s need for knowledge and information, supports the public in using leisure time for self-learning and contributes to the promotion of local literary writing and arts.

Services Highlights

1. Reader's Advisory Service:

Professional librarians on duty are always ready to help readers with bibliographic and reference enquiries and to provide on-the-spot instructions on the use of library services and facilities.

2. Guide to Purposeful Reading:

  • Organising thematic book displays and exhibitions to promote recommended materials; and
  • Publishing booklists and suggested reading lists to promote the proper use of library resources and assist readers in meeting their informational, educational, recreational and self-learning needs.
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For enquiries, please call 2921 0372.