Latest arrangements on Public Libraries and Museums (Updated on 4/8)
In view of the latest situation of COVID-19, further measures have to be adopted to maintain social distancing. All public libraries and their students' study rooms are temporarily closed.
All public libraries and museums are temporarily closed
All book drop services of the Hong Kong Public Libraries and those located at three MTR stations as well as the self-service library stations at Island East Sports Centre Sitting-out Area, the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and Tsuen Nam Road, Tai Wai also suspend services. Public libraries continue to provide online services such as e-Books and e-Databases. All activities of Hong Kong Public Libraries in August and September will also be cancelled.
All museums, performance venues and music centres of the Music Office are temporarily closed. All major facilities of performance venues will not be opened before the end of August; all public programmes at museums will be suspended. And all LCSD performing arts programmes and film screenings originally scheduled in August will be suspended.
Meanwhile, the New Vision Arts Festival 2020 (NVAF) scheduled to be held from October to November this year has been cancelled. As well, to continue the mission of the NVAF to facilitate artistic creation and international cultural exchanges, a new platform called "(Re)New Vision" will be created to showcase newly commissioned online and on-site works by renowned local and overseas artists from October to November. Details will be announced later on the Online Resources Centre, the website, Facebook and Instagram.
The URBTIX outlets and ticket dispensing machines at LCSD performance venues will also be closed. URBTIX will maintain internet and mobile app ticketing and hotline services. Refund arrangements in relation to the closure of cultural facilities will be announced in due course.
The LCSD will continue to monitor the situation closely and review the arrangements in a timely manner.