Public Computer Facilities & Resources for the Visually Impaired

Visual impairment need not limit access to computer facilities and resources. Here you can learn about what is available from public libraries by the Government and non-governmental organisations to help the visually impaired in Hong Kong.

Computer Facilities and Resources offered at Public Libraries

40 public libraries in Hong Kong provide workstations equipped with special aid devices for the visually impaired. These include screen magnification software, Cantonese and English screen readers and Easy Dots, Chinese input software that is customised for the visually impaired.

Refreshable Braille display devices are also available at the Hong Kong Central Library and at the City Hall, Kowloon, Ngau Chi Wan, Ping Shan Tin Shui Wai, Sha Tin, Tsuen Wan and Tuen Mun Public Libraries.

The contact and address details of all libraries offering relevant facilities and resources are as follows.

Hong Kong Island:

Aberdeen Public Library

3/F, Aberdeen Municipal Services Building
203 Aberdeen Main Road
Aberdeen

Booking hotline: 2921 1055

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Chai Wan Public Library

4-5/F, Chai Wan Municipal Services Building
338 Chai Wan Road, Chai Wan

Booking hotline: 2921 5055

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City Hall Public Library

2-6/F and 8-11/F
City Hall High Block, Central

Booking hotline: 2921 2672

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Hong Kong Central Library

66 Causeway Road
Causeway Bay

Booking hotline: 2921 0222

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Lockhart Road Public Library

3-5/F, Lockhart Road Municipal Services Building
225 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai

Booking hotline: 2879 5560

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North Point Public Library

G/F, North Point Market Building
Pak Fuk Road, North Point

Booking hotline: 2922 4155

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Quarry Bay Public Library

4-5/F, Quarry Bay Municipal Services Building
38 Quarry Bay Street, Quarry Bay

Booking hotline: 2922 4055

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Shek Tong Tsui Public Library

3-4/F, Shek Tong Tsui Municipal Services Building
470 Queen’s Road West

Booking hotline: 2922 6055

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Kowloon:

Fa Yuen Street Public Library

4-5/F, Fa Yuen Street Municipal Services Building
123A Fa Yuen Street, Mong Kok

Booking hotline: 2928 4055

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Kowloon Public Library

5 Pui Ching Road

Booking hotline: 2926 4062

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Lai Chi Kok Public Library

G/F-1/F, 19 Lai Wan Road, Lai Chi Kok

Booking hotline: 2746 4270

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Lam Tin Public Library

5-6/F, Lam Tin Complex
1 Hing Tin Street, Lam Tin

Booking hotline: 2927 7055

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Ngau Chi Wan Public Library

5-6/F, Ngau Chi Wan Municipal Services Building
11 Clear Water Bay Road

Booking hotline: 2927 6055

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Ngau Tau Kok Public Library

2-3/F, Ngau Tau Kok Municipal Services Building
183 Ngau Tau Kok Road

Booking hotline: 2927 4055

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Po On Road Public Library

1/F, Po On Road Municipal Services Building
325-329 Po On Road, Sham Shui Po

Booking hotline: 2928 7169

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San Po Kong Public Library

3/F, San Po Kong Plaza
33 Shung Ling Street, San Po Kong

Booking hotline: 2927 6107

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Shui Wo Street Public Library

5-6/F, Shui Wo Street Municipal Services Building
9 Shui Wo Street, Kwun Tong

Booking hotline: 2927 3055

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To Kwa Wan Public Library

5-6/F, To Kwa Wan Market and Government Offices
165 Ma Tau Wai Road

Booking hotline: 2926 4155

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Yau Ma Tei Public Library

G & M/F, 250 Shanghai Street, Yau Ma Tei

Booking hotline: 2928 6055

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New Territories:

Fanling Public Library

2/F, 9 Wo Mun Street, Fanling

Booking hotline: 2669 4444

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Ma On Shan Public Library

14 On Chun Street, Ma On Shan, Sha Tin

Booking hotline: 2630 1911

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North Kwai Chung Public Library

2-3/F, North Kwai Chung Market & Library
Shek Yam Road, Kwai Chung

Booking hotline: 2421 4740

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Ping Shan Tin Shui Wai Public Library

High Block, Ping Shan Tin Shui Wai Leisure & Cultural Building
1 Tsui Sing Road, Tin Shui Wai

Booking hotline: 2126 7520

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Sai Kung Public Library

5/F, Sai Kung Government Offices, Sai Kung

Booking hotline: 2792 3669

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Sha Tin Public Library

1 Yuen Wo Road, Sha Tin

Booking hotline: 2694 3729

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Sheung Shui Public Library

3/F, Shek Wu Hui Municipal Services Building
13 Chi Cheong Road, Sheung Shui

Booking hotline: 2679 2804

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South Kwai Chung Public Library

4/F, Kwai Hing Government Offices
166-174 Hing Fong Road, Kwai Chung

Booking hotline: 2429 6338

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Tai Hing Public Library

Unit No. 80, 1/F, Commercial Complex
Tai Hing Estate, Tuen Mun

Booking hotline: 2462 3220

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Tai Po Public Library

5/F, Tai Po Complex
8 Heung Sze Wui Street, Tai Po

Booking hotline: 2651 4334

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Tiu Keng Leng Public Library

4 Chui Ling Road, Tseung Kwan O

Booking hotline: 2360 1678

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Tseung Kwan O Public Library

9 Wan Lung Road, Tseung Kwan O

Booking hotline: 2706 8101

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Tsing Yi Public Library

1/F, Tsing Yi Municipal Services Building
38 Tsing Luk Street, Tsing Yi

Booking hotline: 2497 2904

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Tsuen Wan Public Library

38 Sai Lau Kok Road, Tsuen Wan

Booking hotline: 2490 3891

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Tuen Mun Public Library

1 Tuen Hi Road, Tuen Mun

Booking hotline: 2450 0671

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Yuen Chau Kok Public Library

High Block of Yuen Chau Kok Complex
35 Ngan Shing Street, Sha Tin

Booking Hotline: 2324 2123

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Yuen Long Public Library

G-1/F, Yuen Long Leisure & Cultural Building
52 Ma Tin Road, Yuen Long

Booking hotline: 2479 2511

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Outlying Islands:

Cheung Chau Public Library

2/F, Cheung Chau Municipal Services Building
2 Tai Hing Tai Road, Cheung Chau

Booking hotline: 2981 5455

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Mui Wo Public Library

G/F, Mui Wo Municipal Services Building
9 Ngan Shek Street, Mui Wo, Lantau Island

Booking hotline: 2984 7511

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Peng Chau Public Library

G/F, Peng Chau Municipal Services Building
6 Po Peng Street, Peng Chau

Booking hotline: 2983 1440

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Tung Chung Public Library

G-1/F, Tung Chung Municipal Services Building
39 Man Tung Road, Tung Chung, New Territories

Booking hotline: 2109 3011

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Computer Facilities and Resources at Non-Governmental Organisations

Various non-governmental organisations also provide computer facilities and resources to help the visually impaired. The three centres listed here are all located in Kowloon. Further details can be obtained by the following hyperlinks under each entry.

Christian Action Community Cyber Centre

2/F, New Horizons Building
2 Kwun Tong Road, Kowloon

Opening Hours:
Tuesday – Sunday: 9:30 am – 7:30 pm
General holidays: 11 am – 7 pm
Closed on Mondays

Booking hotline: 2716 8717
Email: cyber_enquiry@christian-action.org.hk

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The Hong Kong Society for the Blind – Information Accessibility Centre

2/F, West Wing, 248 Nam Cheong Street
Sham Shui Po, Kowloon

Opening hours:
Monday – Friday: 8:45 am – 5:35 pm
Saturday: 8:45 am – 1 pm
Closed on Sundays and general holidays

Booking hotline: 2778 8332 (Extension: 325)
Email: lib@hksb.org.hk

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Hong Kong Blind Union – Jockey Club Vocational and Educational Resources Centre

Units 13-20, G/F
Tsui Ying House, Tsui Ping Estate
Kwun Tong, Kowloon

Opening hours:
Wednesday – Friday: 1 pm – 9 pm
Monday, Saturday & Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm
Closed on Tuedays and general holidays

Booking hotline: 2337 2736
Email: verc@hkbu.org.hk

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Last revision date: November 2017