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Reference Library
Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre



Library Regulations

Inside the Reference Library
1.   Unless permission from the staff of the Reference Library (hereunder “the Staff”) are sought or when accompanied by an adult, children aged under 12 should not enter or use the Reference Library.
2.   Please be considerate and keep quiet in the Reference Library. Smoking, eating, drinking, sleeping or talking on mobile phones are not allowed.
3.   Please do not leave any personal belongings unattended. The Reference Library is not responsible for the loss of any personal belongings in the Reference Library.
4.   The Reference Library is under security camera surveillance and recording.
5.   No unauthorised photography, recording, or usage of any reproduction equipment is allowed in the Reference Library.
Using the Reference Materials
6.   All reference materials are not for loan. They should only be viewed or used inside the Reference Library.
7.   Some of the reference materials may not be available for viewing, reproduction and or photocopying due to copyright and other concerns.
8.   Reservation in advance is required for viewing closed stack reference materials. Please submit the duly completed Request Form for our processing.
9.   Please handle the reference materials with care and do not put things on top while using them. Please also do not dirty, fold, tear, remove or take away any parts of the reference materials.
10.   All AV materials should be used with the AV equipment provided by the Reference Library.
Photo Reproduction & Photocopying Services
11.   All reference materials are protected by the “Copyright Ordinance” (Cap. 528 HK).
12.   A copy of the “Copyright Ordinance” (Cap. 528 HK) is available on request at the counter.
13.   Users of photocopying services (including self-service photocopying services) shall sign the Declaration and Undertaking in accordance with the “Copyright Ordinance” (Cap. 528 HK) and pay the service charges.
14.   For reproduction of photographs and/or photocopy of closed stack reference materials, please submit the duly completed Application Form for our handling.
15.   Photocopying of research files and study reports must be performed by the Staff.
16.   Photocopying services will be suspended an hour before the close of the Reference Library.
Using the Workstations
17.   Workstations are available in the Reference Library to access the Online Public Access Catalogue.
18.   Users are not allowed to play their own CDs, CD-ROMs, VCDs, DVDs, or any computer software in the workstation.
19.   User can use the workstation continuously for 30 minutes. The workstation shall be released to another user in the queue afterwards.
20.   Please inform the Staff immediately if any irregularity is found.  

Users who fail to comply with the above Conditions of Use shall be requested to leave the Reference Library immediately.



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