Caritas Library is an institution under Caritas Macau. Since its opening in 2003, it has been working humbly in obscurity to serve the public. In addition to providing comfortable reading places for the people of Macau, it is also actively creating a learning community, striving for promoting reading in Macao and developing the library business. The library currently has about 30,000 books for the public to borrow and over 20 sets of computers for the public to use. There is also a Band room, four piano rooms, a conference room, a multifunctional room and five study rooms for people to book. To promote reading, the library will hold parent-child reading clubs and interest classes regularly to enrich the lives of citizens.
To develop and optimize reader services, Caritas Library has launched a one-person, one-card program called "Friends of Caritas Library" since July 2016. The program includes a standard library card (for persons aged 18 or above) and special library card (for Senior Citizen card holders, holders of Card for Persons with Disabilities, and readers under 18) which requires annual fee. Besides using the library's borrowing and returning service, cardholders can also enjoy the priority of participating in interest activities organized by the library and discounts on borrowing venue and equipment.
• Borrowing and returning: Each book for lending may be borrowed for period of 15 days and the overdue fine of each book is $0.5 per day. Each reader may borrow a maximum of five books and each book can renew only once.
• Computer room: General readers-$5 per hour.
Readers who present the "Friends of the Caritas Library '' card, Senior Citizen Card or DSEJ Student Card- Free for the first hour and $3 per hour after that.
After downloading and completing the form, present it to the Caritas Library counter along with the required information (One 1.5-inch recent colour photo/ ID card/ proof of address). Library services are immediately available after the librarian has completed the registration procedures. The period of annual fee starts from 1st January to 31st December each year. The yearly fee for adults is $150, and the cost for Senior Citizen Cardholders, holders of Card for People with Disabilities, and readers under 18 is $80. For details, please refer to the summary of the articles in the application form.
"Friends of Caritas Library" Application Form.pdf
Monday to Sunday
1200-2200 (except mandatory holidays)