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Public libraries opening hours for Christmas and New Year holidays

     The Leisure and Cultural Services Department today (December 14) announced that Hong Kong public libraries including the Hong Kong Central Library and mobile libraries will close at 5pm on Christmas Eve (December 24) and New Year's Eve (December 31), with the exception of North Lamma Public Library, which will close at 4.30pm, and Lek Yuen, Peng Chau, South Lamma, Tai O and Tin Shui Wai North Public Libraries, which are always closed on Mondays.

     On Christmas Day (December 25), Boxing Day (December 26) and New Year's Day (January 1, 2013), all public and mobile libraries and students' study rooms will be closed.

     Online library services, including Internet and telephone renewal, the library catalogue, borrowers' record enquiries, reservation of library materials and electronic resources (including e-books and online databases), will be suspended from 2am to 8am on Christmas Day (December 25) due to system maintenance work.

     For enquiries about public library opening hours, please call 2921 0208 or visit

Ends/Friday, December 14, 2012


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