Hong Kong Public Libraries to hold e-Services Promotion Day this weekend

     The Hong Kong Public Libraries (HKPL) of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department will hold the e-Services Promotion Day this Saturday and Sunday (December 6 and 7) at the Hong Kong Central Library and 18 branch libraries. Members of the public are invited to attend to learn more about the latest library e-resources and mobile apps. Admission is free.

     The HKPL has developed a range of e-services to provide a "library without walls" that meets public demand for information and lifelong learning. The HKPL's e-services, which provide a "library at your fingertips", include due date reminders on borrowed items, videos on past seminars organised by the HKPL, electronic books available online for reading anytime and anywhere, and more.

     During the promotion day, library staff will demonstrate how to search for and read electronic books and multimedia materials on the library website. Participants may also join a quiz or download the apps via smartphones or tablets to redeem a souvenir while stocks last.

     Venues for the e-Services Promotion Day are as follows:

Hong Kong Island Aberdeen Public Library
                     City Hall Public Library
                     Hong Kong Central Library
                     Lockhart Road Public Library
                     Quarry Bay Public Library

Kowloon              Fa Yuen Street Public Library
                     Kowloon Public Library
                     Lai Chi Kok Public Library
                     Ngau Chi Wan Public Library
                     Shui Wo Street Public Library

New Territories      Ma On Shan Public Library
                     Ping Shan Tin Shui Wai Public
                     Sheung Shui Public Library
                     Tai Po Public Library
                     Tseung Kwan O Public Library
                     Tsing Yi Public Library
                     Tsuen Wan Public Library
                     Tung Chung Public Library
                     Tuen Mun Public Library

     For more details, please visit the HKPL's website (www.hkpl.gov.hk/en/index.html).

Ends/Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Issued at HKT 15:28