They say: ‘The Photo Library is the Government’s most important photo archive. The oldest record can be traced back as early as the mid-1800s. Apart from providing an official photographic record of Hong Kong’s progress and development, the Library includes a treasure trove of photos showing the many and varied facets of life in Hong Kong including our natural beauty, culture, sports and architecture.’
Other than browsing this website, members of the public can view photo records at the Photo Library, 6/F, North Point Government Offices, 333 Java Road, North Point. Opening hours are Monday to Friday, 9 am to 6 pm.
• High resolution digital photos are available for purchase for personal or educational use. A handling fee of $61 per photo applies. Photos purchased for commercial use are subject to an additional copyright/commercial use fee of $1,000 per photo.