Digital & Media Services

Launch of Cheng Kok-kong's Lyric Manuscript Collection《鄭國江詞作手稿特藏》

The Library is honoured to announce the online release of the new manuscript collection - featuring Mr Cheng Kok-kong, a Hong Kong celebrated lyricist who has been writing over 2,000 Cantopop lyrics of various topics and themes since 1970s. This collection contains images of original or duplicated handwritten lyric manuscript written by Mr Cheng between 1974 and 2016, in which the Library digitised, transcribed, presented these valuable items for research and teaching purposes.

Prior to the launch of this Cantopop manuscript collection, Mr Cheng was the Artist-in-Residence 2017/18 of PolyU. It is hoped that through granting permission by Mr Cheng to digitise his handwritten manuscripts like “Need You in Every Minute (分分鐘需要你) 1979”, “When We Were Young (小時候) 1977”, and “A Little Candlelight (一點燭光) 1981”, the Library could preserve these valuable items in digital format for public viewing, teaching and research use.


MakerMindset@i-Space - Cultivating a Creative, Curious and Can-do Mindset

To help students overcome challenges and find opportunities offered by emerging technologies, the Library has been organizing creative and stimulating events and workshops for them to enhance their awareness and nurture a “Can-do” mindset. Partnered with our industrial experts, the following workshops were offered between January and April 2019:
  • Driving Social Impact with 3D Printed Prosthetic

    A co-founder of a social venture shared his experiences of using 3D printing to create robust prosthetic arms with limited resources. Students not only had a chance to assemble a 3D printed prosthetics, but also learned how this voluntary service could drive social change and social impact.
  • Stimulating Ideas with Line Follower Robot and Controllable LED Light

    By using just a simple servo, sensors and toothbrush heads, student participants made a robot which could detect and walk along a black line drawn on the floor. Simple but amazing.

    Have you ever tried to write your own Android APP and install it on your mobile phone? In this workshop, student participants created their own APP and used it to control the LED lights remotely.
  • When Chinese Paper-cut Meets Laser Cutter

    Chinese paper-cut is a popular folk art commonly used for decoration, embroidery, rituals and leisure. Many themes and patterns of ancient paper-cut are still widely used nowadays. In this hands-on workshop, students learned how to covert a paper-cut work to a digital artwork for laser cutting. More importantly, students learned the essentials of laser safety.

Stay tuned with us for the coming MakerMindset@i-Space events and workshops.

Library Website Wins Web Accessibility Gold Award

The Library has received the Gold Award of the “Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme 2018”, which recognised local organisations for adopting accessibility design in their websites, fulfilling social responsibility and projecting positive corporate image. 

To attain the Gold Award, the Library website has to be compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 standard and met 24 judging criteria set for the web accessibility features.

The Scheme is organised by Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited (HKIRC) and co-organised by the Office of Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO), while the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) serves as the independent advisor.

Finding Software in Library Public PCs

A wide variety of software is available in Library public PCs on different floors. Do you know how to find and book a suitable PC with the software you need? The Library has enhanced the software finding application for users to search, locate and book the relevant PC workstations in one go. Try out the Finding Software application at!