Computers, Laptops & Tablets

Equipped with popular application software, the Library provides desktop computers on various floors as well as laptops and tablets for short term loan (use within the Library).


All PC workstations are installed with MS Office and are available on various floors. For graphic and multimedia production, selected PCs and iMacs in Multimedia Commons (MC) on 3/F are equipped with Adobe graphic software. Data analysis packages, such as SPSS, are also available on dedicated PC workstations in Research Enhancement Centre (REC) on 3/F. See full lists of software for: Public PCs (Excel), MC iMacs, and REC workstations.

PC Login

All public PCs in the Library, except guest PCs, require users to log in with their NetID and NetPassword before use. By default, PolyU users please login by typing YOUR_NET_ID in the username while login PC. For CPCE students, please type in username field instead
Guest PCs in the form of stand-up workstations are available for quick information search on Podium Floor, in 3/F Research Enhancement Centre and 3/F Multimedia Commons lobby area.

Idle time

All PCs will automatically locked after an idle period of 15 minutes.

Online Reservation

Most of the computers on 3/F and 8 PCs on P/F can be reserved online one day in advance via iBooking system.

Real-time Availability of Computers


Real-time Availability of Computers for Online Reservation


Real-time Availability of Computers for Walk-in Use


More Information



Technical Support Desk, 3/F (Tel: 2766-6909)

Laptops & Tablets

To support users' collaborative and individual study in the Library, a number of notebook PCs and MacBooks are available at the Circulation Counter for short term loan to current PolyU students, faculty and staff (for library-use only when the Library opens).

Borrow, Return, Quota, etc.


Real-time Availability of Equipment for Loan

HP Notebook PC (with MS Office) - 20 units View Details
HP Notebook PC (with MS Office and Adobe Master Collection) - 5 units View Details
Apple MacBook Air - 5 units View Details
Apple iPad Air - 5 units View Details


Circulation Counter, P/F (Tel: 2766-6864) / Technical Support Desk, 3/F (Tel: 2766-6909)