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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.

Documents Collection Campaign Collection

Start date:

January 2001 

Coverage: Heritage documents of China or Hong Kong.
Location: Hong Kong Literature Room , 8/F of Hong Kong Central Library
Type: Reference Material, available for public use in the library


The Documents Collection Campaign, launched by the Hong Kong Central Library in 2001, aims to collect documents of China or Hong Kong covering materials on arts, literature, society and history for reference and research by the public. The collectibles include rare books and old periodicals, celebrities’correspondences, manuscripts, maps and photographs, old documents of folk customs, etc. Besides, the Library also designated collection codes to well-known scholars such as the “Liu Ching-chih Collection”, “Liu Yi-chang Collection”, “Gao Lu Collection”, “Lau Wai-mai Collection”, “Shu Hong-sing Collection”, “Lo Hong-lit Collection”and “To Cho-yee Collection”, etc.

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