Keep Hong Kong libraries open until late night like in Taipei and Singapore, adviser urges, after criticism by Ombudsman

(13 September 2017) Legislator says current hours are usually the same as people’s work hours, so evening extensions are needed to halt worrying decline in ‘culture of reading’

Hong Kong’s public libraries should be open until midnight to encourage the population to read, a member of an advisory committee said, a day after operations were slammed by the Ombudsman.

Roy Kwong Chun-yu, a Democratic Party member of the city’s legislature and part of a committee that advises the government on libraries, put forward the idea after the Office of the Ombudsman on Tuesday said there was “a clear misallocation of resources” in the sector.

The South China Morning Post has the story.