As part of the “2018 Macao Library Week”, the Macao Public Library of the Cultural Affairs Bureau will launch the “Book Exchange” activity from Thursday, 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 8 April.
Any residents interested in participating in the “Book Exchange” activity can bring their book collection to the Bureau’s libraries and receive the “Stamped Scorecard”. During the activity’s promotional period on 21 and 22 April, residents can exchange books of equivalent value to the value accrued on their scorecard at the Old Court Building located in Av. da Praia Grande. Book collection locations include: the Macao Central Library, Sir Robert Ho Tung Library, the Patane Library, the Ilha Verde Library, the Mong Há Library, the Library in Ho Yin Garden, the Wong Ieng Kuan Library in Areia Preta Urban Park, the S. Lourenço Library, the Taipa Library and the Coloane Library. The method for book collection is as follows: the staff will categorise the books according to 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; for each point the scorecard will be stamped once. The maximum score for each book or set is 100 points, and the books without price indication will be valued at MOP10. Textbooks, exercise books, magazines, indecent publications, books related to religion, comics, IT books published over one year ago, travel books published before 2016, audio-visual materials, promotional materials, pirated books and periodicals (in violation of copyright laws), damaged and soiled books, incomplete collections 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. no. 2893 0077, the Macao Central Library through tel. no. 2855 8049 or the Taipa Library through tel. no. 2884 3105, during office hours.
Collection Of Book Exchange