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More than a thousand petition to save renowned HKU library

About 1,500 academics, students and researchers - including a former US diplomat - have signed an online petition for more funds for the University of Hong Kong library, which they say is "going downhill very fast".

Wednesday, 8 May, 2013, 5:55am

Margaret Thatcher admirers plan library and museum in her memory

Admirers of late British prime minister Margaret Thatcher plan to create a new library and museum in London to celebrate her legacy and shape the future of conservative politics.

15 Apr 2013 - 4:32am

Law-firm librarians raising the bar

The image of law-firm librarians stacking bulky legal tomes on shelves has changed beyond all recognition in recent years as their areas of responsibility widen and the ubiquitous march of technology makes its inevitable impact.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:23pm

A less forbidding city

The Forbidden City in Beijing is a treasure trove of Chinese culture and history whose riches seem to hold little relevance for modern Hongkongers, much less young children. But art consultant and educator Chiu Kwong-chiu has other ideas. What's needed, he says, is a lively, interactive way of presenting the material.

24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Real people bring reading to life

Visitors to some public and university libraries on the mainland may well find themselves in a 'living library', offering 'living books' (real people) to readers.

The idea of a living - or human - library, started in Denmark in 2000 and promotes dialogue, reduces prejudice and encourages understanding as visitors talk with the 'people on loan'.

17 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Don't furnish your walls by the book

In Hong Kong, where residential space is often tight, a large collection of books can overwhelm a small apartment. There are, however, ingenious ways to store and display volumes while integrating them into your home d?cor in a stylish and seamless manner.

7 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Rethink needed on location and short opening hours of HK's public libraries

I have always understood that governments structure their public library policy in order to promote citizens' reading habits, particularly young children.

However, I am always amazed at how the Hong Kong government has presented public libraries to us.

3 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Readers find their niche

As book lovers, Patrick Yip and Joey Law were eager to share the joy of reading when their first-born was old enough. However, to their dismay, they found that choices of good quality and affordable books locally were limited.

30 May 2011 - 12:00am

Free entry on way for museums, libraries

Thousands of museums and libraries on the mainland are set to give free access to the public under a government proposal that has been widely welcomed.

At the same time, critics say the government needs to do more to ensure that money for cultural services is properly spent.

12 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

An NGO that looks at spiritual development, not just exams

Li Yingqiang (pictured), 31, is co-founder of the Transition Institute in Beijing and co-founder of the China Rural Library, a grass-roots non-governmental organisation that has promoted civic education in rural areas since 2007. With its nine rural libraries across the mainland, the group provides opportunities to children in the countryside struggling in an exam-oriented education system.

28 Nov 2010 - 12:00am