The Public Records
Office (PRO) of Hong Kong was established in 1972 as the designated government
archives. We are committed to appraising and acquiring records and material of
enduring value and making them available for public access.
Complementing the archival holdings is the Central Preservation Library for Government
Publications (CPL) which contains selected government publications, reports and
printed material on Hong Kong as part of our work to preserve local documentary
We are open from 9:00
a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.
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Appraisal and Description:
We examine government
records and material with due care to ensure that those with historical value
will be transferred and preserved in our special repositories.
International Standard Archival Description (ISAD(G)) issued by the International
Council on Archives is adopted for preparing descriptions, inventories and finding
aids. This allows users to trace the needed information easily via our automated
Integrated Information Access System.
To promote understanding
and use of local documentary heritage, we organize regularly exhibitions, seminars,
workshops, group visits and other educational activities.
Many of these activities are free of charge and are announced in What's
New on this Website.