This Centre will stage the 4th I·CARE Book Festival, themed “Reading and Memory”, in March of this year. We are now cordially inviting CUHK staff, students, alumni and friends to donate obsolete books at home so as to let them be revitalised from the lonely bookshelves for passing down to the next generation of CUHK people.

In 2012, the I·CARE Programme organised the first-ever I·CARE Book Festival with staunch support of alumni and teachers like Kin-sheun Louie, Lo Wai-luen, Leo Ou-fan Lee, To-kwan Lam, Felix Chao, Chan Joseph Man, Cheung Chan-fai and Jasminia Kristine Cheung. We collected over 10,000 books for students’ viewing, and each student was allowed to pick a maximum of 5 books for free.

In 2013 and 2016 respectively, the I·CARE Book Festival was re-run for each of which we received more than 20,000 second-hand books. Thousands of students benefited from the enthusiasts’ donations. While the response was proven overwhelming, the book festivals had achieved their goals - to keep the books move, to facilitate knowledge transfer, to foster reading culture and to connect different CUHK people through sharing of books.

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Types of Collected Books:

Books of any subjects are accepted, except dictionaries, textbooks, exercise books, expired magazines and broken items.


Book Collection Procedure:

Books to be donated should go through basic cleaning in advance. The arrangements of collection will then be made according to the total number of donated books as follows:

1 - 39 nos.

Please select either option below:

  1. Drop the book(s) directly at I·CARE Centre for Whole-person Development or the collection boxes located at University/ College Library* during 11 January - 28 February 2019. Neither registration nor reservation is required. 

    I·CARE Centre for Whole-person Development
    Address: Room 501, Wong Foo Yuan Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T.
    Opening hours: Monday to Thursday: 8:45 am -  5:30 pm
    Friday: 8:45 am - 5:45 pm
    Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays: Closed
    4 February 2019 (Lunar New Year’s Eve): 8:45 am - 1:00 pm 

    The I·CARE Book Festival’s book collection box is available at the following libraries*:

    Location Opening Hours
    Learning Garden at University Library Monday to Sunday: 24 hours
    (except for 4-8 February 2019#)
    Chung Chi College Elisabeth Luce Moore Library Monday to Friday: 8:20 am - 10:00 pm
    Saturday: 8:20 am - 7:00 pm
    Sunday: 1:00 – 7:00 pm
    (except for 4-9 February 2019#)
    New Asia College Ch’ien Mu Library
    United College Wu Chung Library
    *Open to holders of CU Link or CUHK library card only
    #For details of holiday opening hours, please visit:

  2. Send the books to I·CARE Centre for Whole-person Development (Address: Room 501, Wong Foo Yuan Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T.) via Hongkong Post’s local parcel delivery service, SF Express’s standard express service, or other local express delivery services during 7 January - 22 February 2019. Please include a remark “CUHK I·CARE Book Festival” on the delivery form. For payment, book donors may choose “cash on delivery”, or else the delivery charge will be absorbed by the sender.

40 nos. and above

Please fill in the online form ( to indicate the number of donated books and the address^ for collection. I·CARE Centre for Whole-person Development will then render related services on the selected date (vide the table underneath), 3 days before which the donor will be contacted to confirm the exact arrangements.

For donation of over 100 nos., I·CARE Centre for Whole-person Development is pleased to collect the donated books on other dates by negotiating the arrangements with the donors directly.

Date Time
26 January 2019 (Saturday) 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
28 January 2019 (Monday) 2:00 - 9:00 pm
2 February 2019 (Saturday) 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

^ On-site collection service is not available for the Islands District, Frontier Closed Area, non-permanent address, or areas not accessible to vehicles.



The name of donors who give 40 or more books will be displayed on the I·CARE Book Festival web page as a token of gratitude of the I·CARE Centre for Whole-person Development.




I·CARE Book Festival 2016

I·CARE Book Festival 2013

I·CARE Book Festival 2012