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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.

Hong Kong Collection



Books, periodicals, government publications, audio-visual and multimedia materials, CD-ROM databases and maps



Central Reference Library , 8/F of the Hong Kong Central Library

Reference Library of the City Hall Public Library, the Kowloon Public Library, the Ping Shan Tin Shui Wai Public Library, the Sha Tin Public Library, the Tsuen Wan Public Library and the Tuen Mun Public Library


Reference Material, available for public use in the library


The Hong Kong Collection is a comprehensive collection of Hong Kong related materials and the most heavily used special collection in the reference libraries, providing members of the public with current and retrospective information on Hong Kong. The Collection at the Hong Kong Central Library is the largest of more than 130,000 items, containing historical documents and government publications, including a complete run of government gazettes since 1853, administrative and annual reports of the government since 1879, departmental reports, district board minutes and papers, statistical information and thematic publications.

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Search the Special Collection Library Catalogue Hong Kong Collection

Events & Activities on Hong Kong Studies Hong Kong Collection

New Additions:

February 2020

Library Telephone
Hong Kong Central Library 2921 0222
City Hall Public Library 2921 2672
Kowloon Public Library 2926 4062
Ping Shan Tin Shui Wai Public Library 2126 7520
Sha Tin Public Library 2694 3729
Tsuen Wan Public Library 2490 3891
Tuen Mun Public Library 2450 7129

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