News & Events

A better Library for you - Summer Improvement Works
2018-06-19 17:37 | News


New quiet study areas on 4/F and 5/F

We are renovating the South Wings of Levels 4 and 5 to bring you a well-lit, modern environment in which to conduct quiet study. The new study space will be ready by early Semester 1.

Affected areas: The 4/F and 5/F South Wing reading rooms are temporarily closed, and lift access to 4/F and 5/F is available via designated elevator(s) only, until the start of Semester 1 for AY2018/19.

A new Enquiry Counter on P/F

Effective 3 July 2018, a new Enquiry Counter providing enquiry and research help services will open on P/F, next to the Loan & Return Counter.

Now you can borrow and return Library books, ask questions, and get directions  all from the same convenient location on P/F.

To help you navigate the 3/F Research Enhancement Centre (REC), we have installed:

  • A phone you can use to get assistance from our Library Staff
  • Better self-service arrangements at the computer workstations, research carrels and printers

If you are working on the 3/F, in-person help is still available at two nearby counters:

  • The 3/F Multimedia Commons Counter (North Wing)
  • The P/F Enquiry Counter (just one floor down)

Affected areas: We will no longer operate the Research Help Desk on 3/F after its relocation to P/F.

Access to all our books, even while renovations are in progress!

Books previously housed on 4/F and 5/F South Wing will be temporarily moved during renovations, but they are still available for borrowing.

If you need a book in the affected call number range (A-G, HF-K), just approach our staff at the P/F Loan & Return Counter and we will retrieve it for you.

Books will be returned to their 4/F and 5/F locations when the renovations are complete.

Affected areas: The Group Study Zone 1 & 2 on G/F are partly occupied to accommodate the displaced books. The Connect Place and Project Rooms (L019b to L019e) in the Group Study Zone 1 are also closed.

In addition, we will be undergoing the following maintenance work:

Repairs to external wall finishes of Library building

Façade. Our façade will be undergoing some repairs until 26 August 2018. This work is being overseen by our university’s Facilities Management Office.

Affected areas: The front entrance to the Library is closed for the duration of the exterior maintenance works. Scaffolding will be visible along the building façade.

During these summer improvement works, things may get a bit noisy at the Library. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause. We will do our best to shorten the duration of noisy work in order to minimize disturbance.

Please bear with us as we create a better Library for you!

Lloyd's List (Trial)
2018-06-19 16:40 | News

A maritime intelligence resource which provides shipping and insurance data, news and insights, as well as maritime and commercial law intelligence and analysis.

Expiry date: 18 July 2018

Temporary Service Suspension due to System Maintenance
2018-06-19 15:21 | News

Due to the systems maintenance as scheduled in table below, the affected services and resources may be temporarily unavailable during the maintenance period.



Service name


08:30 – 14:00

PolyU Institutional Research Archive (PIRA)


08:30 – 14:00

Online submission of enquiries and suggestions

During the maintenance period, please send your enquiries and suggestions to


08:30 – 14:00

Course Programme


08:30 – 14:00

Video on demand

For further enquiries, please contact Research Help Desk at 2766-6863 / Technical Support Desk at 2766-6909.

We apologize for the inconvenience caused.

Library Building Works (May – Sep 2018): Schedule and Affected Areas
2018-06-15 17:55 | News


Work Description

Work/Affected Period


South Wing of 4/F & 5/F
(L401 & L501)

Closed for renovation

18 May – 14 Sep

  • Book fetching service affected (Call no. A-G, HF-K)
  • Please approach P/F Circulation Counter for assistance

Passenger lifts

Lift access partly restricted

14 Jun – 14 Sep

  • Please use the designated elevator or staircase to access 4/F and 5/F

G/F Group Study Zone 1 & 2

User areas partly occupied for book storage

18 May – 14 Sep

P/F Circulation Counter

Minor alteration works

25-26 Jun

  • Counter setup and services will be rearranged (Details to be announced later)

3/F Research Enhancement Centre

Enclosing office area

3-4 Jul

  • Office area will be enclosed

West elevation of the Library

External wall finishes repairs

4 Jun – 26 Aug

  • Repair work overseen by the University’s Facilities Management Office

Front staircase

Rubber flooring rectification

By end of Aug

  • Part of the staircase will be temporarily closed
  • Please use back staircase during the work period

Library will try shortening the noisy work duration and minimize the disturbance. Sorry for any inconvenience caused. Thank you for your forbearance.

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2018-06-08 09:11 | News

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Book Exhibition - Open a Book, Expand Your Mind 開卷有益
2018-05-15 12:02 | Event

The Book Exhibition will be held on P/F of the library from 15 May to 17 Aug 2018. It features recommended titles, award winners, best sellers, and the highly circulated books. Scan the QR Code to access the e-book, or borrow the printed book at the Circulation Counter.

PressReader (Trial)
2018-05-08 15:29 | News

PressReader provides interactive, digital access to over 7,000 of newspapers and magazines from Europe, Latin America, Asia, the Middle East, Canada, and The U.S.

Expiry date: 7 July 2018

超星期刊 (Trial)
2018-04-25 14:04 | News

超星期刊目前有國内期刊6500種, 其中有1300多种核心期刊, 涵蓋内容包括理學、工學、農學、社會科學、文化、教育、哲學、醫學、經濟、管理等各學科。

Expiry date: 31 Dec 2018

China and the World Ancient and Modern Silk Road (Trial)
2018-04-23 09:15 | News

New journal published by World Scientific Publishing Company.

Expiry date: 31 Dec 2018

Traditional Medicine and Modern Medicine (Trial)
2018-04-23 09:14 | News

New journal published by World Scientific Publishing Company.

Expiry date: 31 Dec 2018