Sham Shui Po Public Library, Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Kowloon

Elephant recently completed the installation of audio-visual and book detection systems in the Sham Shui Po Public Library, Kowloon, for the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD).

The newly completed Sham Shui Po Public Library is located on the ground and first floors of the Sham Shui Po Leisure and Cultural Building at 38 Sham Mong Road. The library provides residents in the district comprehensive and diverse library services, where members of the public can enjoy the pleasure of reading in a quiet and relaxing environment. The library has a collection of about 170,000 items covering Chinese and English books as well as audio compact discs. Over 150 local and overseas newspapers and periodical titles are also available for the public. Moreover, an adult library and a children’s library, a multimedia library, a computer and information centre, self-service book borrowing and renewal service, self-service return service and an extension activities room are also available at the new library.

To promote reading among the public, the library will organise regularly different types of extension activities including book displays, storytelling for children, talks and user education sessions and more. In addition, the Multi-Purpose Display and Reading Area of the Hong Kong Central Library (HKCL) on the first floor of the Sham Shui Po Public Library will hold regular thematic exhibitions to introduce collections and documents of the HKCL. The area will also show library online programmes or live broadcast talks being held at the HKCL to promote its collections and activities.

The new AV system enables the end users to play videos across their signage system, and when hosting events and activities in various locations in the library.