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Giving Stories - Research Carrel Naming

Dr. Ng Wing-hong, Alumnus
Honorary Life Chairman, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Development Foundation



I believed that "knowledge can change fate". As one of the first graduates of the Institution's forerunner, the Government Trade School in 1939, I have developed a deep affection and gratefulness on PolyU.

As you all know, no achievements can go without repeated trials and errors. And it was PolyU that supported me most by providing great learning environment during the difficult times. I firmly believe that I owe my success to the nurturing and supports from the institute.  Without it, I would not have accomplished all the achievements that I made today. My sponsorship to the Library's Research Carrel would like to give a strong support to the Library. I hope it will contribute to the intellectual inquiry and knowledge creation continuously.


Prof. Roy CHUNG Chi-ping, BBS, JP
Court Chairman

作為香港理工大學大學顧問委員主席,我很高興能夠以實際行動支持包玉剛圖書館的活化計劃, 資助命名圖書館其中一項研究設施(研讀小間)。




As the Chairman of the PolyU Court, I am so proud to support the Revitalization of the Pao Yue-Kong Library by sponsoring a Library's Research facility.

Libraries always play a crucial role in universities; this is no exception at PolyU. The University Library here is conscious to its role and the use of its space and resources. The Library Revitalization Project has acted as a milestone in transforming the Library into the vital intellectual and collaborative learning center – "the Learning Hub" for formal and informal learning.

The Library spaces also meet the constantly evolving needs of all users, particularly the researchers.  A dedicated Research Enhancement Centre with over 80 research carrels has been established to cater for the high demand of research needs. It offers an academic ambience for their work, a forum for engagement with others; and a flexible space that meets their shifting needs during the cycle of their research.

PolyU has taken a leading role in industrial and engineering education in the past 75 years and our graduates have great contribution to the development of the local and international community. It is a great opportunity for you to join me to make a real difference not only for the Pao Yue-kong Library, but for the whole PolyU community by supporting sponsorship of Library scholarship.


Giving Stories - Honour with Books

When we read, everything in our lives takes on a whole new meaning. We begin to learn and see the world from a fresh perspective. Through reading we become a better person and through this, we have the power to make this world a better place. The PolyU Library’s “Honour with Books” program inspired me to share this wisdom.”

Robert Wright
Associate Professor,
Department of Management and Marketing


As a visiting scholar from Anhui University of Finance and Economics (AUFE), I enjoy the quiet environment of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University Library when exploring this abundant knowledge mine. It’s my pleasure to support this noble cause.”

Zhang Changquan
Visiting scholar of Anhui University of Finance and Economics


Being a long standing graduate member of Pao Yue-kong Library, I always enjoyed in reading her vast collection of books and publications. To show support to the “Honour with Books” programme of the library, her staff and users, I am happy to donate a book which I like. I hope her treasure of books will continue to grow.”

Lam Ching Shek, Edmond


When I was young, I was poor and my family could not afford buying me extra books. I was lucky that I entered my primary and secondary school that encourage reading and have resourceful libraries to help students to nourish their reading habits. The “Honour with Books” programme is very meaningful not only because it allows me to show my support to the PolyU Library, but also to express my sincere thanks to the teachers and sisters of my former school. The books that I shared are written by my past school principal. I really hope that every people in the world can have chances to read and learn.”

Joyce Tang
Clinical Instructor,
School of Nursing


In fall 1976, I studied my Higher Diploma in Accountancy at the Phase 1 of the Hong Kong Polytechnic, the Library is one of the brand new red brick buildings in the Hung Hom campus. I promised myself that I would bury myself with books and now, I am still holding a valid library card (as an Alumni)!

It is my intention to pay tribute to our course coordinator and lecturer of Management Accounting, the late Mr R.W. Dobson. Before he passed away, he and his wife had become personal acquaintances of me and my husband.”

Fung Suk Han Cecilia


This “Honour with Books” programme is very meaningful because it allows me to share a book which has enlightened me during a difficult period of my life. Having shared this book with my friends, I hope this book can reach more people through the programme and I believe the messages inside it will help those who are lost or confused about their lives.”

Hui Ming Tak
Assistant Development Manager,
Alumni Affairs & Development Office


Reading is the act which brings books to life, and a library is as much a place for people as it is a place for books. Thanks to the “Honour with Books” programme, I have the opportunity to dedicate a book to show my affection to someone I respect, and, at the same time, to support the library’s continual effort to provide quality services and resources in raising educational aspiration.”

NamKiu Chan
Project Associate,
Department of Health Technology and Informatics