The mobile library service of the
department is to supplement services provided by district libraries
in densely populated areas and to extend library services to newly
developed and remote areas without static libraries of their own.
The Lecture Series on Humanities,
Science and Technology by Contemporary Distinguished Scholars at
the Hong Kong Central Library were well received by the public.
In order to encourage reading and
recycle of used books, the department jointly organised a Book Donation
and Sale Campaign with various organisations.
The library provides a comprehensive
collection of electronic materials.
Members of the public use computers
at a library.
Readers enjoy more convenient services
after the public library system becomes fully computerized.
Readers can borrow and return library
materials in any one of the branch libraries.
The MMIS won a number of awards, including
the Best award in the E-Government and Service Category of the Asia
Pacific Information and Communication Technology Awards 2002.