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Local Visit - RASHK Special Collection, Hong Kong Central Library

  • Hong Kong Central Library 66 Causeway Road Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Island Hong Kong (map)

Consisting of a Main Collection, a Rare Book Collection and the Carl Smith Collection, the Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong (RASHK) Special Collection is located on 7th floor of the Hong Kong Central Library (HKCL) at Causeway.  The Main Collection comprises post-1900 materials and the Rare Book Collection includes pre-1900 publications. 

Library Tour

The visit will take the form of a guided library tour, offered by the Hong Kong Central Library team in both English and Cantonese.  Members will find out about the background of the RASHK Special Collection and how it found its current home at the HKCL; what services and facilities are available to Members including the designated study area for Members and a unique opportunity to look at selected rare books.

Attendance numbers are currently being negotiated with the Library.  However, numbers will be limited, with priority given to RASHK members.

Time: Meet at 10:00 am at the Main Entrance; guided tour starts 10:15 am

Admission: Free for RAS Members

Booking: Please email <> in advance to reserve your place.