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The HKMA Information Centre

HKMA Information Centre Temporary Closure 

The HKMA Information Centre will be closed to the public until further notice.  For enquiries, please call 2878-1111. 

We apologise for any inconvenience this causes to our visitors.

 

Introduction

The HKMA Information Centre introduces the work of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and houses books, journals and other texts on central banking and related subjects. The Centre consists of an Exhibition Area and a Library. The Centre is operated as a resource for HKMA staff and as an educational and research facility for the public.

The Centre is open to the public from 1 December 2003. Admission is free.

Guided tours are available daily for general visitors. Group visits for schools and non-profit-making organisations can be arranged upon request.

Enquiry about the Information Centre: 2878 1111.

Facilities

The Information Centre is divided into an Exhibition Area and a Library.

Exhibition Area
The Exhibition Area introduces the main policy objectives of the HKMA and explains how the HKMA carries out its work. It includes four sections. A currency section traces the development of money and banking in Hong Kong and shows examples of coins and notes used over the years in and around Hong Kong. A policy section explains the work of the HKMA. A further topical section focuses on issues of current interest. A timeline focusing on Hong Kong's monetary and banking history runs along the whole length of the main wall of the Exhibition Area.

Library
The Library contains the materials for detailed study of Hong Kong's monetary, banking and financial affairs and of central banking topics elsewhere in the world. The main elements of the collection are

  • HKMA publications
  • Publications by central banks and international organisations
  • Books and journals on monetary, banking, economics, finance and related subjects
  • An electronic register of authorized institutions in Hong Kong, maintained under section 20 of the Banking Ordinance.

The Library also incorporates the collection of the Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research, which conducts scholarly research into monetary policy, banking and finance of strategic importance to Hong Kong and the Asian region.

The Library is a non-lending facility. An on-line catalogue is available at the terminals inside the Library and on the HKMA website. A variety of HKMA publications and souvenirs may be purchased at the Library counter.

Photocopying facilities are available at a small charge. A printer is provided for printing material from the Electronic Public Registry from a designated computer free of charge.

Map of the HKMA Information Centre
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Guided Tours

Guided Tours for the General Public
Guided tours (duration 30 minutes) for general visitors are available on

Monday to Friday 2:30 p.m.
Saturday 10:30 a.m.

Each tour is for a maximum of 15 individual visitors on a first-come-first-served basis. Please register with staff at the Information Centre 15 minutes in advance.

Group Visits
We also offer guided tours for groups of 10 to 30 persons from schools, tertiary institutions and non-profit-making organisations. Tours normally last for around one hour but can be tailored to meet specific requirement. The guided tour is free of charge and must be booked in advance. Confirmation letters will be issued for successful applications.

Applications for group guided tours should be made at least 2 weeks before the date of visit. Please complete the following application form and return it by fax to 2147 9408, or contact our Information Centre staff at 2878 1111 for details.

Application form for group visits (PDF File, 237KB)

General Information

Opening Hours
Monday to Friday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Closed on Sundays and public holidays
(No entry 20 minutes before closing)

Admission is free of charge.

The number of general visitors permitted in the HKMA Information Centre at any time is restricted to avoid congestion and ensure safety. Visitors may be asked to wait for a short time until others have left the Centre. Visitors will also be asked to present an ID document with a photo upon registration.

Special Arrangements under Inclement Weather Conditions

Warning Signal Special Arrangement*

Tropical cyclone warning signal No.8 or above

  • The Centre will be closed when the tropical cyclone warning signal No.8 or above is hoisted, or is about to be hoisted.
  • If the signal is lowered or cancelled before 3:00 p.m. on Monday to Friday or 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, the Centre will be re-opened within 2 hours.
  • If the signal is not lowered or cancelled at or after 3:00 p.m. on Monday to Friday or 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, the Centre will remain closed for the day.
Black rainstorm warning
  • When a black rainstorm warning signal is issued during opening hours, the Centre will remain open until normal closing time.
  • When the black rainstorm warning signal is issued before normal opening hours, the Centre will be closed while the warning is in force.
  • If the signal is subsequently cancelled, the same service resumption arrangement for Tropical cyclone warning signal No.8 or above will be adopted.

*The HKMA reserves the right to close the Centre in case of emergency, or in the interests of safety, or for any other reason.

How to get there

Address: 55/F, Two International Finance Centre, 8 Finance Street, Central

By MTR:

Hong Kong Station, Exit A2

By bus: 3A, 7, 11, 12, 15, 15C, 25, 91, 94, 307, 511, 603, 621, 681, 780, M47

Map of Two International Finance Centre

Enquiries, bookings of guided tours or comments about the Information Centre may be made:
in person: to staff at the Information Centre

by telephone: (852) 2878 1111

by fax: (852) 2147 9408

by e-mail: info_centre@hkma.gov.hk

Code of Conduct for Visitors

The HKMA Information Centre is a place for research, teaching and study. This Code of Conduct is drawn up for visitors to ensure that these activities can be carried out effectively.

  1. All visitors have to be registered with the Concierge Desk located in the HKMA lobby at the G/F of Two IFC. Visitors may also be asked to provide a Hong Kong ID Card or Passport when registering to visit the Centre.
  2. Only materials from the Information Centre may be used in the Centre.
  3. No books or other materials may be removed from the Centre unless purchased from the Centre.
  4. Books and other materials should be handled with care and should not be marked or damaged in any way.
  5. Visitors should observe silence in the Library except for necessary discussions with Information Centre staff. Visitors should avoid causing disturbance or disruption to other visitors and users of the Centre.
  6. Visitors should switch off mobile telephones and other audio-electronic equipment before entering the Centre.
  7. Smoking is prohibited in the Centre.
  8. Food and drink may not be brought into the Centre.
  9. Visitors should avoid bringing heavy luggage or bags to the Centre. Bags or belongings may be searched for security reasons.
  10. Visitors should report to staff in case of sickness, accident or emergency.
  11. Library materials should be left on the trolley near the counter after use for reshelving. Visitors should not reshelve the materials themselves.
  12. Photographs may be taken in the Exhibition Area but not in the Library. No flash or tripod may be used.
  13. The intellectual property rights to all original materials in the Exhibition Area belong to the HKMA. Reproduction and presentations using the materials in the Exhibition Area are prohibited unless prior approval has been given by the HKMA.
  14. Visitors who fail to observe this code may be asked to leave the Centre.
  15. The Centre will be closed when the tropical cyclone warning signal No. 8 or above is hoisted, or is about to be hoisted. The HKMA reserves the right to close the Centre in case of emergency, or in the interests of safety, or for any other reason. Such closures may be at short notice. A notice about the closure will be posted in the HKMA G/F lobby and on the HKMA website when necessary.
Last revision date: 3 October 2014
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