Book collection for “Book Exchange” Activity starts on 1 March

All residents can bring their collections to the Bureau’s libraries.

As part of “2016 Macau Library Week”, the Macao Public Libraries of the Cultural Affairs Bureau will launch the “Book Exchange” activity on 1 March, in order to promote reading habits as well as to encourage residents who love reading to make friends through books and share their resources. The book collection period will last from 1 March to 17 April. Any residents interested in participating in the “Book Exchange” activity can bring their collection to the Bureau’s libraries and receive a stamped scorecard. During the activity on 23 and 24 April, residents can exchange books of equivalent value on the scorecard at the Old Court Building located in Av. da Praia Grande. Book collection locations: Macao Central Library, Sir Robert Ho Tung Library, Ilha Verde Library, Mong Ha Library, Coloane Library, Red Market Library, Taipa Library, S. Lourenço Library, Wong Ieng Kuan Library in Areia Preta Urban Park, Library in Ho Yin Garden and Mobile Library. Book collection rules: the staff will categorise the books by their original price and count the books individually. The scoring method is one point for every MOP10 but the score for books worth less than MOP10 will be rounded off; each point will be stamped once. The maximum for each book or set is 100 points, and the books without prices indication will be counted as MOP10. Textbooks, exercise books, magazines, indecent publications, books related to religion, comics, IT books published one year ago, travel books published before 2014, audio-visual materials, promotional materials, pirate books (which violat the copyright law), damaged and contaminated books, incomplete collection and books with inside pages inscribed cannot be exchanged. Only individuals can participate in this activity. For more information, please contact the Sir Robert Ho Tung Library through tel. 2893 0077, the Macao Central Library through tel. 2855 8049 or the Taipa Library through tel. 2884 3105, during office hours.

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