Collections consisted of the following collections housed in either closed or semi-closed stacks. Please enquire at the Circulation Counter (ext. 6864) for use of closed stack materials.
Reserve Books (Semi-closed stacks): During their course of study, students are required to read a number of supplementary materials in addition to their basic textbooks. These supplementary materials, usually recommended by teaching staff, together with books listed in the Textbook and Reference Book Lists form the basis of the Reserve Collection which can be borrowed as follows:
|Categories of Users in
Library Regulations 5.4
|Loan quota||Loan Period|
|(i),(ii),(iii),(iv) &(v)||3||60 hours|
|(vi),(vii)&(viii)||2||6 hours or overnight*|
*Reserve books can be borrowed for overnight reading during the last 6 hours (5 hours for weekdays) before the Library closes, and must be returned to the Circulation Counter (P/F) during opening hours, or via the 24-hour Book Drop during Library closing hours.
Books on 7-day Loan (Semi-closed stacks): In addition to the basic Reserve Books, some textbooks, recommended readings and highly demanded books on 7-day loan period are kept in the Reserve Collection on the Podium floor. Users are required to return the 7-day loan books to the Circulation Counter (P/F) on or before the due date during Library Opening Hours. The 7-day loan books must not be returned via the 24-hour Book Drop.
Standards (Closed stacks): Major industrial standards are kept in closed stacks of the Special Collections. Standards are indicated by the abbreviation [STD] before the call number on the OPAC. Indexes and full-text/image version of national and international standards, including the British Standards, ISO Standards, American National Standards, Japanese Industrial Standards etc., are available on the Internet at IHS Standards Expert and the Australian Standards.
Theses & Dissertations (Closed stacks): PolyU theses and theses from other sources with restricted access requirement are kept in closed stacks. PolyU theses have the abbreviation [THS] before the call number and may only be consulted in the Library. Users may be required to sign a declaration form before consulting the theses.
Photocopying of theses must be done by Library staff who will make copies for users in strict accordance with the author's instructions and the Hong Kong copyright law. Full-text images of PolyU's doctoral dissertations and master's theses are available from the PolyU Electronic Theses, as well as from "ProQuest issertations and Theses".
(3rd Floor, REC Seminar Room)
The University Collection: This collection contains historical materials documenting the development of University and publications of academic, research and administrative units, as well as individual faculty members and administrators. The University Collection is for in-house use only.