News & Events

Deadline EXTENDED To Win An Apple Watch/iPad: READ@PolyU Writing Contest
2019-12-06 14:14 | News

The deadline for all PolyU students to submit their entries is now EXTENDED to 31 March 2020. Seize this last opportunity!

If you have already submitted and wish to enhance your submission, we would be happy to accept a revised version from you before the new deadline. Otherwise, we will keep your current submission.

Write Your Own Mini-Memoir

What touchstone event, or turning point, occurred in your childhood and that you still remember to this day?

Write a 500-word account of this event from your point of view...and submit for a chance to win great prizes.

Taking inspiration from Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, submissions which are accompanied by an original illustration will receive a bonus point.

Eligibility: All PolyU Students*
Language: English
Format: 500 words (+/- 50 words), Word or PDF document
Submission deadline: 31 March 2020, 11:59 p.m.
[Note: 1 entry per each participant]


  • Champion – Apple Watch Series 5
  • 1st Runner Up – Apple iPad
  • 2nd Runner Up – Apple Pencil (2nd Generation)
  • Honourable Mentions: $500 Eslite Bookshop Coupons

Learn more or submit

Thank you for your understanding and for your support for READ@PolyU!

READ@PolyU is the community reading project of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Our vision is to build an empathetic, creative, and courageous community of learners and global citizens for whom reading is a source of knowledge and creativity.

Drinks in spill-proof containers are now allowed in the Library!
2019-11-08 10:56 | News
To create a more relaxing environment, the Library implements a new drink policy with effect from 8 November 2019. Non-alcoholic drinks in spill-proof containers are now permitted in all study areas of the Library. For details, please refer to the Library Food & Drink Policy.
Drinks in spill-proof containers are now allowed in the Library!

Please observe the policy, and help us to maintain a clean and pleasant study environment for all Library users.
For enquiries, please approach our Enquiry Counter (P/F) or call 2766-6863.
Relax and unwind in Library's new Stretching Corner
2019-11-07 17:41 | News

Do you feel overwhelmed and stressed? Do you need a short break in between studying or working on your assignments?

Visit our new Stretching Corner# now! 

Located in the Group Study Zone 1 (G/F) of the Library, the Stretching Corner can help you recharge and in turn, boost your attention span and learning performance through these facilities: 

  • Videos on stress relief
  • Soothing music
  • Comfortable sofas for relaxing and resting
#All students and staff are welcome to visit the Stretching Corner. No reservation is required. Please be considerate, share and enjoy the relaxing space with one another, keep clean, and put the headphone back to its original position after use.

Stretching Exercise with VR and AI Games
Date : 8 Nov 2019 (Fri)
Time : 1pm - 3pm
Venue: Stretching Corner
The Games include Archery in Virtual Reality, pose matching challenge by Move Mirror, etc.
First come, first served. No registration is needed.


Explore Library Resources on Well-being
Take a look at our Well-being Book Collection and you will find more resources on mental health, healthy lifestyle, stretching, fitness, etc.


For assistance, please approach our Enquiry Counter (P/F) or call 2766-6863.
New Feature Stories of PolyU Outstanding Work by Students
2019-09-18 16:06 | News

New feature stories of PolyU Outstanding Work by Students is now on display until December 2019. Come to the OWS exhibition on the Podium floor of Pao Yue-kong Library, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, to feel the pride and gain from these works:

「笹川杯品書知日本」 2019 徴文大賽理大校內初選結果
2019-08-30 12:56 | News


得獎者 所屬學系 作品題目
羅國鈞同學 建築及房地產學系 偽原罪與原罪 — 三浦綾子寫於《冰點》的救贖
王媛同學 工商管理學院 這份熱愛多麼讓人喜歡 — 談金子美鈴的詩與人生


The Belt and Road Initiative Reference Source (Trial)
2019-06-04 11:42 | News

A full-text database supporting the study of the Belt and Road Initiative. It provides scholarly journals from various countries covering business trends, infrastructure, research collaboration and trade opportunities related to the initiative. 

Expiry date: 30 June 2020