News & Events

Noisy Works in G/F South Wing (19 Jul - 30 Aug 2024)

Notice Friday, July 19, 2024 - 08:30

Shelving installation and book shifting works will be carried out in G/F South Wing from 19 July to 30 August. Noise is unavoidable during the work period.

Please proceed to other floors for quiet study. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

PolyU Library Limited Access Arrangement for JULAC Student Card Holders (15 Apr - 11 May 2024)

Notice Monday, April 15, 2024 - 08:30

In view of the very high demand for study space, the Library will implement the Limited Access Arrangement for JULAC Borrower/Reader Card Holders (students only) during the Revision and Examination Period from 15 Apr - 11 May 2024. Access to the Library by students of other UGC institutions will be limited to non-peak hours (7:01pm - Library closing time) of the day only.

Please refer to the Limited Access Arrangement for Student JULAC Card Holders webpage for details.

New Interlibrary Loan System and Service Updates

Notice Tuesday, January 30, 2024 - 08:30

Starting from 30 January 2024, PolyU students and staff can submit Interlibrary Loan requests via Library’s discovery tool (OneSearch) to request for books, book chapters, and articles not held in the Library collections from other UGC-funded university libraries in Hong Kong, or our partner libraries overseas (for eligible users). The service will enhance user experience in the following aspects:

  • Submitting requests directly via OneSearch without logon to a separate system
  • Tracking the status of the requests and downloading the requested articles or book chapters directly from myRecord
  • Submitting renewal requests directly from myRecord

To know more about the service, please refer to this guide.

Eligible users can still logon to the legacy Interlibrary Loan platform, PolyU ILLiad System, to view their outstanding requests, download articles requested, renew checked out books, view and copy request history until 31 May 2024.

For enquiry, please contact our Service Counter on P/F in person, by phone at 2766-6864 or via Contact Us page.

Library Opening Hours and Weekend Counter Service Hours (Effective July 2024)

Notice Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 15:40

Library Opening Hours and Weekend Counter Service Hours (Effective July 2024)

Effective July 2024, the Library will close at 23:00 every day during term time, with Library opening hours on Sunday extended from 22:00 to 23:00 except public holidays. The weekend counter service hours will also be adjusted as highlighted in green below:

Term Time
  Mon - Fri Sat Sun
Lib Hours 8.30 - 23:00 12:00  - 23:00
Counter Services End 22:00 19:00 19:00
Revision & Exam Period
  Mon - Fri Sat Sun
Lib Hours 8.30 - 24:00
Counter Services End 22:00 19:00 19:00
Summer Time
  Mon - Fri Sat Sun
Lib Hours 8.30 - 22:00 8.30 - 19:00 Closed
Counter Services End 22:00 19:00 N/A

The 24-Hour Study Centre located at 1/F North Wing will open around the clock. After Library closes, eligible users may access the Centre via the 1/F entrance opposite to the Campus Control Centre (P111) and tap their PolyU student / staff ID cards when entering and leaving the Centre.  

For assistance or enquiry, please contact us here.



Thematic Highlights | Pathways to Well-Being: Living a Happy, Healthy and Balanced Life

Event Wednesday, June 19, 2024 - 13:47

Have you ever wondered what the secret to a happier life is? Whether you are seeking to improve your physical health, nurture your mental well-being, or cultivate a more balanced lifestyle, our Library comes with a variety of resources to support your journey. We look forward to supporting you every step of the way.


Physical Book Exhibition
Visit the Display Wall on the Library Podium Floor to immerse yourself in our handpicked book collection on well-being. You’ll find a diverse range of titles covering topics such as mindfulness and meditation, stress management techniques, work-life balance strategies, personal development and growth. This physical exhibition will be available until 31 August 2024.


Virtual Thematic Collection
Can't make it to the Library during the Summer? Access our Virtual Thematic Collection on Well-Being from your own device.  Browse our digital collection of e-books and multimedia resources that delve into various aspects of living a fulfilling life.


Featured Library Database
Unwind and de-stress with Naxos Music Library by immersing yourself in a vast collection of classical, jazz, and world music that helps you stay centred and relaxed. Discover how the music journey can nurture your mind and spirit.


Open Educational Resources
Discover freely accessible resources from our PolyU Open Educational Resources (OER) Portal, which offers online courses, videos, and educational materials to support your holistic well-being.

Publishing Strategies for the Open Access Era: Collaboration with Springer Nature

News Tuesday, May 14, 2024 - 08:30

Join this upcoming seminar to discover how you can publish your work in Springer Nature’s Open Access Journal without paying the Article Processing Charges (APCs)!

The Library has recently signed a Transformative Agreement (TA) with Springer Nature, enabling PolyU authors to publish open access articles with a full waiver of APC. As part of this agreement, a limited quota of APC waivers is offered by Springer Nature for each year on a first-come-first-served basis. This seminar will provide you with valuable insights into this agreement and guide you through the process of submitting your publications to take advantage of this waiver.

All postgraduate students and researchers are welcome!

Register Now!

Date: 29 May 2024 (Wednesday)
Time: 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm
Speaker: Mimmi Mononen, Associate Editor, PHD, Springer Nature, China
Platform: Zoom

  • Choosing/Finding the Right Journal
  • Crafting a Strong Manuscript: Top Tips for Getting Published
  • Navigating the Submission Process
  • Understanding Peer Review
  • Copyright and Permissions Essentials
  • Ethical Considerations in Publishing and research transparency
  • Post-Acceptance Steps
  • Maximizing Visibility and Impact After Publication
  • Promote your publication
  • Open Access Options and Transformative Agreements Explained

About the Speakers:

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Mimmi Mononen
Associate Editor, PHD, Springer Nature, China

Mimmi joined Nature Communications in September 2022. She received her PhD from Karolinska Institutet, where she studied early human heart development using single-cell RNA sequencing. She continued using single-cell technologies during her postdoc at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, where she worked on cancer stem cells. Mimmi handles manuscripts relating to single-cell biology. She is based in the Hong Kong office.

For enquiries, please contact us at our various service points or submit an online form to us. For learning and research support, get in touch with your Faculty Librarian.

Pao Yue-kong Library
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

中國近代報紙庫 (Chinese and English Newspaper of Modern China) (Trial)

News Tuesday, May 7, 2024 - 10:33

Remark: 試用期間,下載 / 預覽額度500 次

Expiry date: 30 June 2025

Bloomsbury Digital Fashion Masterclasses (Trial)

News Thursday, May 2, 2024 - 08:52

This collection includes 20 masterclass videos from industry innovators, accompanied by business case studies which incorporate key learning outcomes, business questions, and teaching notes.

Expiry date: 31 May 2024

Thematic Highlights | Job Hunting and Further Studies

News Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 16:50

Whether you are looking for a job after graduation or want to pursue further studies, we have compiled a list of useful library resources that can help you achieve your goals.


Physical Book Exhibition
Join us at the Book Exhibition on the Display Wall, Library Podium Floor. You will explore a diverse collection of titles from resume writing, interview techniques, career exploration, professional development, and more. The exhibition will run until 16 June 2024.


Virtual Thematic Collection
Right from your laptop or mobile phone, you can check out the latest e-books available in our Virtual Thematic Collection that help you take steps to achieve your career goals.


Featured Library Database
Uncover interactive training resources from Workplace English Training E-Platform to enhance your Business English skills so that you can approach your job search with confidence.


Open Educational Resources
Discover freely accessible resources from our PolyU Open Educational Resources (OER) Portal to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate today's job market.

一帶一路數據庫 (Trial)

News Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 13:33

一帶一路數據庫是社會科學文獻出版社為配合國家 “一帶一路”戰略實施而設。此資料庫包含九大一級子庫,包括戰略研究、實踐探索、投資指南、專題研究、國家庫、省域庫、絲路數據、絲路史話、絲路動態。其中專題研究下設交通篇、金融篇、產業篇、生態篇、外交篇及文化篇等六個專題。

Remark: 試用期間不提供全文下載,只可在線閱讀。

Expiry date: 31 July 2024