News & Events

British Standards Online (BSOL) (Trial)

2021-10-08 09:58 | News

BSOL contains full coverage of British Standards with partial coverage of international and European standards, such as ISO and IEC standards, that have been adopted as British Standards.

Remarks : View only access for the trial

Expiry date: 6 Nov 2021

A New Look for the Library Website

2021-07-26 16:51 | News
To enhance user experience, the Library website has been revamped with a fresh new look. The highlights of the website redesign include:
1. Refreshed overall look and feel of the website.
2. Enhanced navigation and content display for a wide array of mobile devices.
3. Sticky navigation sidebar to make frequently used library services visible at all times.
4. Display of real-time availability of loanable notebook computers.
5. Improved navigation for quick and easy access to information on library resources, services, events and projects.
6. Social media sharing feature at the top of each web page.
We're excited to bring you these improvements for the new academic year. Explore the revamped Library website now!

JSTOR journal and primary sources temporary expanded access (Trial)

2021-06-04 14:33 | News

To support libraries during the COVID-19 crisis, JSTOR has opened up free access to all Archive Journal Collections, Thematic Collections and Primary Sources Collections.

Expiry date: 30 June 2022

Use the Library’s Bookmarklet to access e-Resources when off-campus

2021-05-31 16:40 | News

Do you often find journal articles from Google, Google Scholar, or publisher websites but end up with a payment request? The good news is that if the Library has already subscribed to the e-Resources you need, you can easily access it with just one click!

Install the Library’s Bookmarklet on your browser to seamlessly connect Library’s purchased e-Resources from web searches or publisher websites. Watch this short video to see how to install and how it works!

In addition to the Bookmarklet, also access e-Resources via the links on the Library’s web pages or OneSearch as this will direct you to authenticate with your NetID using the EZProxy function. You will gain access after successful authentication

PolyU staff can access e-Resources via Remote Desktop in your office computer. To do this, you will first need to register your office computer for remote access from off-campus. For details, please visit the FAQ page provided by ITS. When you are off-campus, Global Protect VPN service is not needed to access Library’s e-Resources.

If you have further questions on connecting to Library’s e-Resources remotely, email us at, get in touch with your Faculty Librarian, or contact us.

Nursing Reference Center Plus (Trial)

2021-05-25 11:17 | News

This evidence-based reference tool provides clinical resources to nurses, directly at point-of-care. It covers nursing skills with videos, management topics, care plans and more.

Expiry date: 30 June 2022

IUPAC Standards Online (Trial)

2021-03-03 09:20 | News

A database created by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) covering international standards and recommendations extracted from Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry.

Expiry date: 31 Dec 2021

READ@PolyU: The Truth About Science Fiction

2020-10-14 16:26 | News

READ@PolyU: The Truth About Science Fiction

Date: 23 October 2020, Friday
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Speaker: Dr Andrew Morrall
Online Talk via Blackboard Collaborate

Enroll Now!

About the Talk

This webinar links Ted Chiang's collection of short stories Exhalation to important current issues and famous questions about the meaning of our lives and how we treat others. By participating you will discover the real-life scientific and philosophical questions that Chiang's stories seek to provide answers for. We will talk about time travel, self-understanding, fate, robots, intelligence, artificial intelligence, and more.

About the Speaker

Dr Andrew Morrall is a Senior Teaching Fellow of the English Language Centre (ELC). He has been working at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University since 1995. His experience has been as an English language teacher, a university lecturer, and the subject leader of the popular CAR courses - ELC1A01 Science Fiction as a Reflection on Humanity and ELC1A04 From Lord of the Rings to Harry Potter: Fantasy, Reality and Humanity.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via email ( or phone (2766-6873).