Tsing Yi Public Library

Coordinates: 22°21′15″N 114°06′23″E / 22.35416°N 114.10651°E / 22.35416; 114.10651

Tsing Yi Public Library (Chinese: 青衣公共圖書館) is a public library on Tsing Yi Island, Hong Kong. It is classified as Major District / District Libraries under the system of Hong Kong Public Libraries. Before the library was established, Hong Kong Government provided the islanders with only mobile library service.

Tsing Yi Public Library
青衣公共圖書館
HK Tsing Yi Public Library.jpg
Country Hong Kong
TypePublic
Established21 March 1986; 36 years ago (1986-03-21)
Location1/F, Tsing Yi Municipal Services Building, 38 Tsing Luk Street, Tsing Yi
Other information
Parent organisationLeisure and Cultural Services Department
AffiliationHong Kong Public Libraries
WebsiteOfficial website
Map
Tsing Yi Public Library
Traditional Chinese青衣公共圖書館
Simplified Chinese青衣公共图书馆

HistoryEdit

After the completion of phase IV of Cheung Hong Estate, Tsing Yi Public Library was established on the ground floor of Hong Shing House of the estate on 21 March 1986. Although the library was small, it had one children's library, one adult library and one reference library.

The population of Tsing Yi Island continued to grow rapidly in 1980s and 1990s towards 200,000 as new housing projects were completed in the new town. The Regional Council decided to build a new library which was suggested in new town planning in 1980s. On 31 January 2000, the library moved to the current location, Tsing Yi Municipal Services Building. The library is on a single floor and is more spacious than the old library. Computing facilities and a newspaper reading room was introduced to the library. As the Council was disbanded, the library is then managed by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.

FacilitiesEdit

  • Adult Lending Library
  • Children's Library
  • Computer Information Centre
  • Extension Activities Room
  • Multimedia Library
  • Newspapers and Periodicals Section
  • Reference Section
  • Students' Study Room

Mobile servicesEdit

Although the library in the central location of the new town of Tsing Yi Island, it is too far from the remote part of the new town. There are mobile services provided for Cheung Ching Estate in its south, Cheung Fat Estate in its north and Cheung Wang Estate in its east.

It also lends some of her collections to other organisations on the island.

External linksEdit

  • "Tsing Yi Public Library". Leisure and Cultural Services Department. 21 December 2006. Retrieved 6 March 2007.
  • "Library Locations". Leisure and Cultural Services Department. 21 December 2006. Retrieved 6 March 2007.
  • "Tsing Yi Public Library". Kwai Tsing District Council. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 7 April 2007.