The Reference Library is located on G/F of the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre. It provides reference materials on Hong Kong history, archaeology, heritage conservation, museology, architecture and other heritage-related subjects.

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Reference Materials

Online Catalogue

Members of the public can access our Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) for our collection through the Internet or the workstations at the Reference Library.

Services Provided

All reference materials in our collection are not for lending. However, the public may freely read books, periodicals and other heritage-related publications inside the Reference Library. Reservation in advance is necessary for viewing closed stack reference materials (such as research files, study reports and audio-visual materials). Some of the reference materials may not be available for viewing, reproduction and/ or photocopying due to copyright and other concerns. Please refer to the following Conditions of Use and application forms for using our library services:

Opening Hours

Monday to Wednesday and Friday: 10am - 6pm
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 10am - 7pm
Christmas Eve and Chinese New Year’s Eve: 10am - 5pm

Closed on Thursdays (except public holidays), and the first two days of Chinese New Year


Please contact the staff of the Reference Library at 2208 4428 during opening hours.