Public library opening hours for Christmas and New Year holidays

     The Leisure and Cultural Services Department today (December 17) announced that Hong Kong public libraries, including the Hong Kong Central Library and the mobile libraries, will close at 5pm on Christmas Eve (December 24) and New Year's Eve (December 31).
     On Christmas Day (December 25), Boxing Day (December 26) and New Year's Day (January 1, 2020), all public and mobile libraries and students' study rooms will be closed.
     Moreover, system maintenance work will be carried out from 6pm on December 24 to 7am on December 27, and from 00.30am to 11.59pm on January 1, during which the following services will be suspended:
- library mobile app services, Internet and telephone renewal services;
- other online library services, including the library catalogue, borrowers' record enquiries, reservation of library materials and Internet and Digital Service Workstations, electronic resources (e-Books and e-Databases); and
- self-service library stations (readers may return books to the stations before their due date, and the loan records will be updated on the next working day).
     Details can be obtained from notices posted at all public libraries and the library website at For enquiries, please call 2921 0208.

Ends/Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Issued at HKT 11:00