Hong Kong Central Library, Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Causeway Bay

Elephant recently completed the refurbishment of public address system in the Hong Kong Central Library, Causeway Bay, for the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), where almost 1,200 speakers across 12 floors were replaced over 12 months.

Opened in 2001, Hong Kong Central Library (HKCL) is the largest public library, and is the flagship library of the Hong Kong Public Libraries (HKPL).The 12-storey high building occupies a gross area of 9,400 square metres (101,000 sq ft) with a floor area of 33,800 square metres (364,000 sq ft). The Library’s collections amount to one fifth of HKPL System; or 2.3 million items out of the total 12.1 million items. 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 are also available at the library.

The refurbished PA system now runs digitally on the building’s IT network, and enables the end users to broadcast text-to-voice messages across different areas of the building at set times.