The Government Records Service (GRS) manages government records and
provides a range of records and archival management services. GRS develops and
oversees the implementation of records management policies and systems. It gives
guidance and provides training to government departments on best practice in
records management. It operates two Records Centres for storage of inactive
government records and an ISO 9001:2000 certified Microfilm Centre providing
microfilming services for government departments and agencies.
With the growing need for proper management of electronic records, GRS is
currently studying the feasibility of managing multi-media records and materials
through electronic record-keeping systems.
GRS appraises, acquires, preserves and provides access to records of enduring
value from public and private sources. Through its public programmes and reference
services, it encourages understanding, use and protection of Hong Kong's
documentary heritage. Its Central Preservation Library for Government Publications
contains a wealth of printed materials for research and study of Hong Kong.
Members of the public can visit the purpose-built archival facilities in the Hong Kong
Public Records Building at 13 Tsui Ping Road, Kwun Tong or use its online service at