About IREF

International Research and Education Foundation Limited (IREF) is a company limited by guarantee and incorporated in Hong Kong on 24 April 2017 (registration: 2529235). Please click here for a copy of our certificate of incorporation (PDF format).

Vision and Values

Our core values are: (1) sharing, (2) caring and (3) inclusion. We advocate for a friendship-without-barrier neighborhood and environmental friendly community through book sharing. We promote books that reflect and honor the lives of all people.


We have no religious or political affiliation. At present we rely solely on the support of our founding members, and we do not accept funding from outside sources.

Board of directors

  • Ms Carmen Yang
  • Ms Theresa Lau

Regulatory disclosures