News & Events

Resumption of booking for Research Carrels

2020-06-11 17:37 | News

Research Carrels located on 3/F South Wing are designated for individual quiet study by PolyU students and staff only.  With effect from 12 June 2020, all eligible PolyU Students and Staff should book the research carrels in advance by using the Library’s iBooking system, and check-in their booking at the designated Check-in Stations as shown in the photo below. Details on eligibility can be found here.

Check-in Station

Updates on the Use of Library Computing Facilities for Library Card Holders

2020-06-10 15:06 | News

Effective 10 June 2020, public PCs located in Multimedia Commons (3/F North Wing) and i-Space (4/F North Wing) have been designated for use and login by PolyU/CPCE students and staff only to support their studies and research. PolyU/CPCE students and staff can book these computers one day in advance using the Library iBooking system.

Other Library card holders can access the rest of the PCs (excluding PCs located in 3/F Multimedia Commons and 4/F i-Space), guest PCs, printers, photocopiers and scanning services available on all floors of the Library on a walk-in basis.

Self-checkout stations – Enhancing your borrowing experience!

2020-07-07 09:19 | News
With the full implementation of RFID technology on our book collection, users can now conveniently check out books without waiting in queue by using the new Self-checkout station placed near the exit of the Library Podium Floor. Experience for yourself how easy and fast it is to borrow books at the new station.

For Reserve Books and AV materials, please continue to use the designated Self-checkout stations in the respective areas to borrow the items.

This short video clip shows how easy it is to check out books.

Book Exhibition on Job Hunting and Further Studies

2020-07-02 10:31 | News

Date: 2 July – 28 August 2020
Venue: Podium Floor of the Library

Get a head start on job hunting, build a solid foundation for job interview success, and explore opportunities in further education and continuing studies!

Please borrow the books through the RFID Self-check station or at the Loan & Return Counter (P/F).  You may click here to access to the related e-books.

Interim Free e-Resources

2020-04-09 14:59 | News

Interim Free E-Resources
More interim free e-resources are now available for study and research!  These e-resources are provided by a number of publishers/content providers for free in an interim period to support students, faculties and researchers for their online learning, teaching and research activities during the COVID-19 pandemic.  To highlight a few, Springer Nature, MIT, Cambridge University Press have opened up free access to their e-textbook collections.

Grasp the opportunity to explore the e-resources accessible for free only in the interim period!  Find the latest update on Interim Free e-Resources now!

For enquiries, please contact us via the following channels: 

Access to i-Space Equipment and Bloomberg Workstations by Appointment

2020-04-08 23:59 | News

PolyU staff and students can access and make use of the following i-Space facilities and equipment by making an appointment at the Library iBooking System.

Bloomberg Workstations

Eligible users can book a Bloomberg workstation located at 4/F i-space using the Library iBooking System.

One Button Studio

One Button Studio is a self-service facility for staff and students to prepare and create online teaching materials, video recordings, rehearse or practice for presentation. No special knowledge or expertise is required to operate the audio/video recording equipment, and digital content can be easily produced with just a few steps!

Equipment in Digital Makerspace 

You can also use the Library iBooking System to book the following equipment available in i-Space to facilitate the preparation of teaching materials:

  • Laser Cutting
  • Vinyl Cutting
  • Large-Format / Poster Printing
  • 3D Printing
  • 3D Scanner
  • Book Scanner
  • VR Experience Zone - offering HTC Vive Head Mounted Display (HDM) and Unity software

Click here for more information about the i-Space equipment.

As a precautionary measure, the Library requires all users to wear masks whenever they are in the Library.  Anti-bacterial wet-wipes, alcohol gels and disposable VR face masks will be provided at One Button Studio and VR Experience Zone.

Book Now@iBooking

For enquiries on i-Space Equipment, please contact Technical Support Desk at 2766-6909.

Stay Healthy! Stay Curious! Visit PolyU Open Educational Resources Portal

2020-04-08 11:41 | News

PolyU Open Educational Resources (OER) Portal features quality OER selected from around the world, which are indexed and classified into eight disciplines to mirror the eight faculties/schools of the PolyU.  In the Portal, you can discover or even share open-licensed teaching, learning and research resources that reside in the public domain, enriching and enhancing teaching and learning.    

A good news is that we have collected links of resources, cultural events, and online exhibitions around the world for you to enjoy and learn at the same time during COVID-19 pandemic!

Check out our new section “Stay Healthy & Stay Curious” on the PolyU OER Portal to find out more!

For enquiries, please contact us via the following channels: 

Library Online Course for Postgraduate Students – Full Course Now Available!

2020-03-20 09:22 | News

Module 3 to 6 of this online course has just been released!

Tailor-made for postgraduate students, this course aims to equip you with essential skills and knowledge areas for your learning and research.

Register Now
The course will appear in your Learn@PolyUMy Courses within two working days after registration.

Course modules:

Module 1 – Using OneSearch
Find books and articles via OneSearch within and beyond the PolyU Library

Module 2 – Using Advanced Search
How advanced search would help in finding scholarly resources for your assignments and research topics

Module 3 – Library Databases – New!
How to use library databases for in-depth research

Module 4 - Retrieve Related Articles – New!
Find more similar articles on your research topic

Module 5 – Citing References – New!
What is a citation, why do we cite, and how to cite?

Module 6 – Researcher Profiles – New!
What are researcher profiles? Why use them?

Visit the registration page to enroll the course now and the course will appear in your Learn@PolyU My Courses within two working days after registering with us.

For further learning support, email us at, get in touch with your Faculty Librarian, or contact us via various channels.

[Library Online Course] Using EndNote (Part I: Essential Features)

2020-02-18 09:07 | News

The Library has launched a new online course for using EndNote, a reference management tool to help you cite and manage references in your assignment or research papers. Join the course to learn the key features about EndNote, including how to insert references from different sources and how to cite references in Word document.

Register Now
The course will appear in your Learn@PolyU My Courses within two working days after registration.

This online course consists of 5 modules and each takes about 20 mins to complete. You will receive an e-certificate upon completion of the course.

  • Module 1 - Introduction
  • Module 2 - Get started with EndNote
  • Module 3 - Add references to EndNote
  • Module 4 - Insert and edit citations in MS Word
  • Module 5 - Save your reference library

Click HERE to enroll the course now and the course will appear in your Learn@PolyU My Courses within two working days after registering with us.

For further learning support, email us at, contact your Faculty Librarian, or call us at 2766-6863 (9 am – 5 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding Public Holidays) during this period.

Physical Resources Retrieval Service

2020-02-17 20:19 | News

In view of the latest development of the coronavirus epidemic where Library Study and Collection Spaces are closed, PolyU staff and students can request online for retrieval of print books and physical AV resources of the Library.

Eligibility: PolyU Students and Staff

Service Coverage:
Retrieval service provided for loanable books and AV materials from the following Collections only:

  • Book Collection
  • Book Collection (Large)
  • i-Space Book Display
  • New Book Display
  • PolyU Reads
  • Audio Visual Collection (Items on 7-day loan only)

Books of Reserve Collection and AV materials on 3-day loan will be accessible in the Reserve Collection area on Podium Floor for borrowing using the self-checkout stations directly.

Newspapers, magazines, journals, and other in-house use materials are not available for retrieval and checkout.

How to Submit: Request via OneSearch
Steps to submit request can be found here.

Processing Time: Pickup notices will be emailed to users' PolyU Connect/Staff Email accounts in 1-3 working days (excluding Saturday, Sunday, and public holidays)

Pick-up Location: Reserve Collection Area, Podium Floor of the Library

Pick-up Period: 12:00 nn - 7:00 pm (Mon - Fri, excluding public holidays); items retrieved will be kept for 7 days after the pick up notice is dispatched (The last pickup date is shown in the pickup notice).

How to Check-out: Use the designated self-checkout station in the Reserve Collection Area

How to Return: Return at the book drops of the Library


Please always refer to the Library homepage for latest service hours and arrangements before your visit.