News & Events

Library Survey 2018 : Tell us what you think and win fabulous prizes!
2018-01-26 09:34 | Event

When: 26 Jan 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
Start the Survey now, it takes about 10 minutes to complete.

The Survey will enable the Library to measure the quality of services, facilities and resources we provided to you and make an improvement to meet your needs better. 

Prizes including iPads and Apple Watch will be given out in a lucky draw to Library users who complete the Survey.

Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature (Trial)
2018-01-25 10:33 | News

Expiry date: 31 March 2018

Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education (Trial)
2018-01-25 10:32 | News

Expiry date: 31 March 2018

Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics (Trial)
2018-01-25 10:31 | News

Expiry date: 31 March 2018

[Publishing Seminar] Making Your Research Open in the Right Way (by Taylor and Francis)
2017-10-26 15:01 | News

When making your research Open Access, what are some key issues you need to be aware of? How do you share your work while maintaining research integrity?

Register Now!

Open Access is commonly referred to making the research articles freely available online, through either publishing in an OA journal ("Gold OA"), or self-archiving a copy of the manuscript in a depository ("Green OA"). Increasingly, funders, institutions and some journals are requiring openness in other aspects of the research workflow, like dataset or a data management plan. Within this new landscape of OpenScience, how as a researcher, do you navigate a path to openness especially dealing with sensitive issues with research integrity?

This talk will assist researchers in asking questions such as:

  • Why should I make my research Open Access?
    - Looking at the benefits to you, and your research in pursuing open options
  • How can I make my research Open Access?
    - Exploring options for making research open with integrity including: which versions of articles can be shared, sharing of data and datasets, and where they can be shared
  • What are the ethical concerns of being Open Access?
    - Providing information on re-use of Open content, peer review integrity, and ethical responsibilities for authors

Date: 3 Nov 2017 (Fri)
Time: 10:00 - 11:30am
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library
Speaker: Ms. Lyndsey Dixon (Regional Journals Editorial Director of the Asia Pacific portfolio, Taylor & Francis) 
Registration: Please click on this link for registration.

About Speaker:

Lyndsey Dixon is the Regional Journals Editorial Director of the Asia Pacific portfolio at Taylor & Francis. Lyndsey has been based in Asia for the last few years, having moved to Singapore from the Taylor & Francis Head Office in Oxford, UK where she was the Publisher for the Environment & Agriculture portfolio. She has been working in the publishing industry for the last nine years and has experience in a number of roles in both books and journals, working with Academic Societies, Editors and Authors from across the globe.

Open House for Digital Makerspace
2017-10-16 10:36 | News

Experiment easy-to-use digital equipment in the Digital Makerspace such as 3D printers, 3D scanners, Internet of Things & Virtual Reality.

Date: 20 Oct 2017 (Fri)
Time: 12:30 – 6:30 pm
Venue: i-Space, 4/F North Wing, PolyU Library

As part of the open house, a series of insightful talks have been organized to showcase the possibilities brought by popular technology.

  • Introduction of 3D Food Printing & Demo
    Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Come witness how technology changes the way food is served and presented – on bread!  This talk is made possible with the collaboration with HKT Education.

  • FDM 3D Printing Demo
    Time: 2:30 – 3:30 pm

Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) technology is the most common 3D printing method these days. Come to find out and learn more about what you can do with 3D printing.

  • Internet of Things (IoT) Demo
    Time: 3:30 – 4:30 pm

From smartphones to the sensors on the roads,  IoT has impacted our lives much more than we realized. Come to find out how to connect a network of physical devices to build a smart electric fan.

Registration: Please click on this link for registration.  All PolyU students & staff are welcome!

For enquires:     Phone: 2766-6909    WhatsApp: 6423-0820

READ@PolyU Film Show: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
2017-10-09 09:30 | Event

Bring a friend & watch the film The Perks of Being a Wallflower on the large screen! Register now at

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is based on the wildly popular novel by Stephen Chbosky about a freshman named Charlie (Logan Lerman) who is always watching from the sidelines until a pair of charismatic seniors takes him under their wing. Beautiful, free-spirited Sam (Emma Watson) and her fearless stepbrother Patrick (Ezra Miller) shepherd Charlie through new friendships, first love, burgeoning sexuality, bacchanalian parties, midnight screenings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show and the quest for the perfect song.

Pre-screening Briefing (15-min) by Ms Liu Lai Shan, Breakthrough

New Library System and OneSearch Discovery Platform are live now!
2017-07-25 18:30 | News

On 17 July 2017, the PolyU Library and all UGC-funded university libraries successfully launched a single cloud-based Shared Integrated Library System (ILS) and OneSearch discovery platform to replace eight stand-alone library systems.

Enhancements on the New Library System

Embedded HKALL (Hong Kong Academic Library Link) and Interlibrary Loan
OneSearch allows users to seamlessly search and request print and shared electronic collections from all eight UGC-funded university libraries in one go.

Responsive Web Design
With a responsive web design, OneSearch is optimized for browsing and reading on mobile devices - be it a smartphone, tablet or desktop computer.

Intuitive Search Interface
OneSearch has an easy to use, modern interface that brings you an improved user experience. You can easily navigate through search results on the "bento-box" style display grouped by major resource types, and further narrow down results using the “Refine my results” tab.

Flexible Renewal
If your loaned items are not recalled or requested by other patrons, you can renew any time up to the maximum loan period.

Seamless Single Sign-On (SSO)
With the new ILS, you can sign in with the University’s NetID and NetPassword to use Library services and public computers. Sign in once to SSO-enabled applications such as MyRecord, and you can use other Library services such as remote access to Library e-resources, HKALL, Interlibrary loans, etc. without signing in again. For more information about NetID and NetPassword, please visit this page.

Enhanced MyRecord
You can view all your checked out items in MyRecord, including those borrowed using your JULAC Borrower’s Card. You no longer need to manage different library accounts and passwords for each JULAC library. If you borrow books from other UGC-funded libraries in person, all your loan status will appear on your PolyU Library account.

If you have further questions on the new OneSearch, please feel free to contact our Research Helpdesk (3/F) in person, by phone at 2766-6863 or via email at