The Library subscribes over 1,000 print journals; both their current and back issues are prefixed with [SER] and available on the 2/F South of the Library
Journals can be accessed through the following channels:
They are located at the Popular Magazine Corner on 2/F South of the Library. They are for in-house use only.
Back issues are shelved in the Back Issue Newspaper Room on 2/F Service Counter. Back issues of overseas newspapers are retained for 3 months and local newspapers for 1 month.
Provides users with full-text searching and browsing of local newspapers. The Database is updated daily with an archive dated back to 1998.
Provides a quick link to current and archived news from Singtao (back to 1995), Ming Pao (back to 1996), the HK Economic Journal (from 1997), the South China Morning Post (back to 1984) and other overseas newspapers.
- South China Morning Post (SCMP)
Covers the latest 20 years of SCMP news. Archive access of SCMP (1903 – 2000) is available at ProQuest Historical Newspapers: South China Morning Post.
Provides access to over 2,000 local and overseas newspapers with daily updates and latest 12-month archival access.
- ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chinese Newspapers Collection
Includes 22 Chinese newspapers from 1832 to 1953.
- ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times
Includes 1981 to 2016 archive access.
- The Financial Times Historical Archive, 1888-2016
The Financial Times began as a City of London news sheet and grew to become one of the best-known and most-respected newspapers in the world. This historical archive is a comprehensive, accurate, and unbiased research tool for those studying economic and business history and current affairs of the last 120 years.
- The Times Digital Archive, 1785-2014
It is an online, full-text facsimile of more than 200 years of The Times, one of the most highly regarded resources for eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century news coverage. The Times has offered readers in-depth, award-winning, objective coverage of world events since its creation in 1785 and is the oldest daily newspaper in continuous publication.
- Services Newspapers of World War Two
This digital resource reveals the story of war as told by the newspapers that brought information, entertainment and camaraderie to the forces at home and overseas. Explore over 300 titles from key nations across the globe that took part in the world-changing conflict.
- Hong Kong Newspaper Clippings Index 1980-1999 (香港報章剪報目錄)
Archives the newspaper clippings of local newspapers from 1980-1999.
The following newspapers are also available in microfilms, which can be found in the MLLC (2/F).
- Hong Kong Economic Journal (1986-2 Jan 2012);
- Ming Pao (1959-2013)
- Sing Tao Daily (1938-2004)
- Sing Tao Wan Pao (1946-1994)
- South China Morning Post (1904-1995, 1998-2014)
Microfilm and microfiche readers are located at the MLLC: