Latest service arrangements for Government Records Service

     To align with the announcement by the Government to resume some basic public services, the Government Records Service (GRS) announced today (January 28) that starting from February 1, the Search Room of the Public Records Office (PRO) will open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9am to 5.45pm until further notice. The Search Room will continue to provide services for members of the public who have made reservations for holdings through the online catalogue and the quota will remain at seven users per day, which will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Services will be limited to:
1. Loan and circulation service for reserved holdings; and
2. Self-service reproduction of holdings.
     The above services will continue to be suspended for those who have not made an online reservation for holdings. Members of the public are required to wear masks at all times when they are inside the Hong Kong Public Records Building, and follow the infection control measures, including temperature checks upon entering the building and applying hand sanitiser.
     While the Exhibition Hall in the Hong Kong Public Records Building will continue to be closed and on-site visits and public education programmes will remain suspended until further notice, members of the public can visit the GRS website to know more about the PRO's holdings and services, appreciate the thematic exhibitions and also join the online group visits. The online group visits are free of charge. For details, please visit
     For the latest updates, please visit the GRS website ( or the PRO Facebook page ( For enquiries, please email

Ends/Thursday, January 28, 2021
Issued at HKT 18:30