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Borrow and return services of public libraries gradually resumed

From 21 May, following the earlier opening of the Hong Kong Central Library and the six major libraries (namely City Hall, Kowloon, Tsuen Wan, Sha Tin, Tuen Mun and Ping Shan Tin Shui Wai Public Library), other 12 district libraries (namely Aberdeen, Chai Wan, Lockhart Road, Lai Chi Kok, Lam Tin, Ngau Chi Wan, Yau Ma Tei, Fanling, Tai Po, Tiu Keng Leng, Tsing Yi and Tung Chung Public Library) will be reopened with limited services, including lending and returning of library materials, and picking up of library materials reserved. All reopening libraries will implement special opening hours, arrange admission by sessions and limit the number of people entering the library. Members of the public will be subject to body temperature checks before admission. Children aged under 12 are allowed to enter the library only when accompanied by an adult. Library facilities to be reopened include adult library, young adult library, children's library, partial computer facilities and Students’ Study Room. Other facilities including newspapers and periodicals area, reference library, etc., will remain closed. Please refer to the Details.

Other facilities resumed earlier include the book drop service of the Hong Kong Public Libraries (including service at MTR Central, Kowloon Tong and Nam Cheong stations) and the self-service library stations located at Island East Sports Centre Sitting-out Area, the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and Tsuen Nam Road, Tai Wai.

Other public libraries and their students’ study room, and mobile libraries will continue to be temporarily closed until further notice. Overdue fines will not be generated for late return of library materials, and due date of reservation pick up will be extended accordingly.

Pearl River Delta Digital Libraries Network

To enhance cultural collaboration and cultural development in the Greater Pearl River Delta region, the Home Affairs Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, the Department of Culture of the Guangdong Province and the Cultural Institute of the Macao Special Administrative Region Government signed an Agreement on Cultural Co-operation in August 2003 to establish a foundation for future collaboration. According to the Agreement, establishing connections among libraries of the Pearl River Delta region is one of the major areas of collaboration.

With supports from all the parties, Pearl River Delta Library Newsletter, Pearl River Delta Libraries Internet Reference Enquiry Service and Pearl River Delta Library Catalogue Service were established to enrich service capacity for the libraries users.

  1. Pearl River Delta Library Newsletter
    Through Pearl River Delta Library Newsletter, users can access to the latest library news and development information among the region's libraries. Users can also access the region's libraries online news through direct links.

  2. Pearl River Delta Libraries Internet Reference Enquiry Service
    Through these links, users can choose different library for access of reference enquiry service.

    Hong Kong Public Libraries
    Macao Public Library
    Shenzhen Library (Chinese only)
    Sun Yat-Sen Library of Guangdong Province (Chinese only)

  3. Pearl River Delta Library Catalogue
    To establish connections among the libraries' systems, allowing users to retrieve of various materials from catalogues of different libraries in a single search through the Z39.50 Internet gateway.

    Pearl River Delta Library Catalogue

  4. Library Card Application for Non-residents from Pearl River Delta Libraries

    Hong Kong Public Libraries
    Macao Public Library
    Shenzhen Library (Chinese only)
    Sun Yat-Sen Library of Guangdong Province (Chinese only)
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