From 6 May, 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) will be reopened with limited services. Library facilities to be reopened include adult library, young adult library and children's library. Limited services including lending and returning of library materials, and picking up of library materials reserved will be provided. Other facilities in the seven libraries, including newspapers and periodicals area, reference library, computer and information centre and all computer facilities, students’ study room, etc., will remain closed. The LCSD will adopt special measures in reopening of libraries, including implementation of special opening hours, admission by sessions (each lasting about one hour), and limiting 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.
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 will resume on the same day.
For information on the reopening of library facilities, please refer to the Details.
With the resumption of book drop service, self-service library stations and reopening of the aforesaid libraries, the maximum number of renewal will resume for up to five consecutive times except the borrowed item is already reserved by another reader. 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.