Library Services

Library Services

Gain an overview of the Hong Kong public library system, including where libraries are, the services and facilities they offer, the activities that take place in them and how to use your Hong Kong identity card as a library card.

Library Locations and Opening Hours

Check out the locations and opening hours of all public libraries here.

Online Library Services

Find quick links to all online library services here, including search, reservation, renewal of library materials and more.


A collection of Chinese and English e-Books is now available to the Hong Kong Public Libraries' library cardholders via the Internet. The Collection covers a wide range of subjects and includes texts suitable to general readers as well as reference works and more specialised works for professionals and advanced readers.

Self-service Library Stations

The Hong Kong Public Libraries of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department has launched a pilot scheme to set up three Self-service Library Stations, one each on Hong Kong Island, in Kowloon and the New Territories.  These stations provide round-the-clock services, such as borrowing, return, payment and pickup of reserved library materials.


Hong Kong Public Libraries provides registered readers with various kinds of electronic resources via the Internet, including e-books, audio books, encyclopedias, biographies, reading guides, and indices to Chinese journal articles and dissertations.

Multimedia Information System

The System provides users with various kinds of digitised and multimedia information. You can use the single and unified interface for one-stop search and access to various kinds of digitised images and documents.