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2020

GRS Annual Report 2018

25 February 2020

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The Annual Report 2018 of the Government Records Service has been issued. Please click here to view.


Latest Arrangements on Services of Public Records Office of Government Records Service

21 February 2020

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In line with the special work arrangement announced by the Government on February 20 to reduce the risk of the spread of the novel coronavirus in the community, Government Records Service (GRS) announced today (February 21) that during the period between February 24 and February 29, Public Records Office (PRO) will maintain the following public services on Wednesday and Friday (February 26 and 28) to members of the public who have made reservations for holdings through the online catalogue:-

1. Loan and circulation service for reserved holdings; and

2. Self-service reproduction services

Services for those who have not made an online reservation for holdings will temporarily be unavailable.

Besides, Exhibition Hall in Hong Kong Public Records Building of GRS will be temporarily closed, and visitor and public education programmes will also be cancelled until further notice.

Members of the public can make reservation for inspecting PRO's holdings through Online Catalogue. Details of the arrangements are accessible at this link.

The above measures will be implemented tentatively until February 29 and will be reviewed having regard to the latest situation. Detailed arrangements will be announced in due course. Members of the public are advised to visit GRS website (www.grs.gov.hk) for the latest updates. For enquiries, please email at proinfo@grs.gov.hk.


Latest Arrangements on Services of Public Records Office of Government Records Service

14 February 2020

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In line with the special work arrangement announced by the Government on February 13 to reduce the risk of the spread of the novel coronavirus in the community, Government Records Service (GRS) announced today (February 14) that during the period between February 17 and February 22, Public Records Office (PRO) will maintain the following public services on Wednesday (February 19) to members of the public who have made reservations for holdings through the online catalogue:-

1. Loan and circulation service for reserved holdings; and

2. Self-service reproduction services

Services for those who have not made an online reservation for holdings will temporarily be unavailable.

Besides, Exhibition Hall in Hong Kong Public Records Building of GRS will be temporarily closed, and visitor and public education programmes will also be cancelled until further notice.

Members of the public can make reservation for inspecting PRO's holdings through its Online Catalogue. Details of the arrangements are accessible at this link.

The above measures will be implemented tentatively until February 22 and will be reviewed having regard to the latest situation. Detailed arrangements will be announced in due course. Members of the public are advised to visit GRS website (www.grs.gov.hk) for the latest updates. For enquiries, please email at proinfo@grs.gov.hk.


Latest Arrangements on Services of Public Records Office of Government Records Service

8 February 2020

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In line with the special work arrangement announced by the Government on February 7 to reduce the risk of the spread of the novel coronavirus in the community, Government Records Service (GRS) announced today (February 8) that during the period between February 10 and February 15, Public Records Office (PRO) will maintain the following public services on Wednesday (February 12) to members of the public who have made reservations for holdings through the online catalogue:-

1. Loan and circulation service for reserved holdings; and

2. Self-service reproduction services

Services for those who have not made an online reservation for holdings will temporarily be unavailable.

Besides, Exhibition Hall in Hong Kong Public Records Building of GRS will be temporarily closed, and visitor and public education programmes will also be cancelled until further notice.

Members of the public can make reservation for inspecting PRO's holdings through its Online Catalogue. Details of the arrangements are accessible at this link.

The above measures will be implemented tentatively until February 15 and will be reviewed having regard to the latest situation. Detailed arrangements will be announced in due course. Members of the public are advised to visit GRS website (www.grs.gov.hk) for the latest updates. For enquiries, please email at proinfo@grs.gov.hk.


Latest Arrangements on Services of Public Records Office of Government Records Service

3 February 2020

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In line with the special work arrangement announced by the Government on January 31 to reduce the risk of the spread of the novel coronavirus in the community, Government Records Service (GRS) announced today (February 3) that it will maintain the following public services to members of the public by Public Records Office (PRO) who have made reservations for holdings through the online catalogue from February 4 to February 8 as follows:-

1. Loan and circulation service for reserved holdings; and

2. Self-service reproduction services

Services for those who have not made an online reservation for holdings will temporarily be unavailable.

Besides, Exhibition Hall in Hong Kong Public Records Building of GRS will be temporarily closed, and visitor and public education programmes will also be cancelled until further notice.

Starting from today, members of the public can make reservation for inspecting PRO's holdings through Online Catalogue. Details of the arrangements are accessible at this link.

The above measures will be implemented tentatively until February 8 and will be reviewed having regard to the latest situation. Detailed arrangements will be announced in due course. Members of the public are advised to visit GRS website (www.grs.gov.hk) for the latest updates. For further enquiries, please call 2195 7700 during office hours.


Temporary closure of public facilities of Government Records Service (GRS)

28 January 2020

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To tie in with the response level under the "Preparedness and Response Plan for Novel Infectious Disease of Public Health Significance" being raised to Emergency Response Level and avoid people from gathering, public facilities (including Search Room and Exhibition Hall) in Hong Kong Public Records Building of GRS will be temporarily closed from January 29, visitor and public education programmes will also be cancelled until further notice.


Closure of Exhibition Hall

15 January 2020

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To prepare for staging the upcoming thematic exhibition, the Exhibition Hall will be temporarily closed from 22nd January 2020. We regret this service is temporarily unavailable.


Thematic Film Show

31 December 2019

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Public Records Office (PRO), Government Records Service (GRS) preserves a collection of audio-visual materials transferred from the Information Services Department (ISD). They record different aspects of Hong Kong society between 1950s and early 1980s.

PRO has selected some titles and edited them as a thematic film clip of about 30-minute length, entitled "City Administration in Hong Kong”. Through viewing the film clip, the elderly can recall their memory of old Hong Kong and the younger generation can understand the development of city administration in Hong Kong. For details, please see the poster.

The thematic film show will be available for viewing at 11:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on every Friday (except public holidays) in the Visitors' Common Room on 1st Floor of the Hong Kong Public Records Building. Admission is free.

We can entertain up to 20 audiences for each show. The seats are available for walk-in visitors on a first-come, first-served basis. For enquiries or group appointment, please call us at 2195-7700.