Audio Visual Collection

(Third Floor)

A wide variety of audio visual materials on various subjects selected by academic staff and librarians are available for users. They include DVDs, VCDs, audio CDs, multimedia packages, instructional computer software, microforms, maps, charts, slides and etc. All can be searched on the Library Catalogue. We have also provided some AV materials lists for users' browsing, like new AV materials list, new motion picture list, awarded/nominated films list, most popular AV titles list and etc. You may also have a look on our Media webpage for more details.

Video-on-Demand:  Video programs, where copyright permits, are also provided online for remote viewing within the PolyU network. They can also be viewed in designated group rooms and carrels in the Multimedia Commons. These videos include current affairs and documentary programs produced by various local TV channels, fashion videos and other educational videos.

Local Television Programs:  The Library has been recording the current affairs and instructional programs produced by various TV channels since early 1980's. All current programs are available in DVD format and VOD in .mp4 format if license permitted. The local TV programs can be searched on the Library Catalogue by keywords, titles and various subjects.

Online Audio Libraries:  Provides over one million tracks of music in the Online Music Library, encompassing classical music, contemporary and traditional jazz and blues, nostalgia, world and folk music as well as Chinese music, along with detailed composer and recording information. The Jazz Library offers over 100,000 tracks of jazz from more than 9,000 albums. In the Online Spoken Words Library, more than 5,000 albums of spoken word are provided, covering the classical novels, plays, poetry and non-fiction literature from medieval times to the 20th century of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama and musical education works.

Slide Collection:  The Collection contains over 260,000 slides on art, architecture, fashion design, graphic design and other technical subjects related to PolyU courses. Users are welcome to ask for assistance at the Multimedia Commons counter (ext. 6870) for locating the slides they need.

For any enquiries regarding the collection, feel free to come to our Multimedia Commons (MC) counter on 3/F of the Library in person, contact us at tel: 2766-6870 or email us at lbms@polyu.edu.hk.