Preservation & Conservation

Paper repair, leather consolidation, sewing an endband

Preservation & Conservation

The Preservation and Conservation Division (PCD) seeks to sustain and enhance the collections of the University of Hong Kong Libraries by preserving and making accessible the Libraries’ holdings in accordance with the Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice of the American Institute for Conservation. PCD’s priority is to maximize the lifespan and usefulness of the Libraries’ collections for current and future patrons, and in so doing to serve as a focal point for intellectual and academic endeavors throughout Hong Kong, Asia and the rest of the world. 


  1. Conservation assessment and treatment of rare and special collection materials
  2. Digitization and exhibition supports
  3. Maintenance of circulating collections
  4. Development and implementation of preservation guidelines and activities
  5. Preservation outreach  (Libraries, HKU as well as local and regional community)
  6. Maintain facilities and specialized staff to support the Libraries' preservation needs

Head, Preservation and Conservation

Ms Lesley LIU
Tel: (852) 2554 2940

Preservation Centre

HKUL Preservation Centre
14/F Hing Wai Centre, 7 Tin Wan Praya Road
Aberdeen, Hong Kong

Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday 9:00AM to 5:00PM

Telephone No:
(852) 2554 5760




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Take a look at our space and our team, and learn about what we do at the HKUL Preservation Centre in the video by clicking the Youtube hyperlink below!