News & Events

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, effective 18 Feb 2020, 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

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

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

Pick-up Period: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm (Mon - Fri); 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


[Library Online Course] Library Resources and Services for Postgraduate Students

2020-02-14 16:17 | News

This online course tailor-made for postgraduate students is aimed to equip you with essential skills and knowledge areas for your learning and research. The first two modules of the online course are out now!

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

Module 1 – Using OneSearch

Learn how to find books and articles via OneSearch within and beyond the PolyU Library

Module 2 – Using Advanced Search

Understand how advance search would help in finding scholarly resources for your assignments and research topics

Modules 3 to 6 are expected to be released in March 2020.

Module 3 – Library Databases
Module 4 – Find Related Articles on Google Scholar & Databases
Module 5 – Citing References
Module 6 – Researcher Profiles

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.

Nursing Reference Center Plus (Trial)

2020-02-10 13:41 | News

NRC Plus provides the latest evidence-based clinical information for nursing practice, education, management, and research at the point of care. It covers access care plans, video demonstrations, etc.

Expiry date: 31 March 2020

The Library Project Wins Two QS Reimagine Education Awards 2020

2019-12-24 10:48 | News

The project “i-Space: A Makerspace and Community for Students of All Backgrounds at the University Library” launched by the Library of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has won the Regional Silver Award in Asia-Pacific and Cultivating Curiosity Bronze Award of the QS Reimagine Education Awards 2020.

The PolyU Library built and opened the new i-Space in 2017. The i-Space is an experimental learning space zoned for inspiration, ideation and implementation. It is an educational innovation, the first of its kind among academic libraries in Hong Kong. To promote the equality of opportunity for students to access digital equipment, the Library offers a new facility Digital Makerspace in i-Space to provide a low barrier of entry for students of all disciplines and family background to try out and explore entry-level digital equipment such as Internet of Things (IoT), Virtual Reality (VR), 3D scanning & printing, laser cutting, vinyl cutting, poster printing, videos recording and editing.

With a view to cultivating curiosity and Can-do Mindset, MakerMindset@i-Space Programme was launched in 2018 with the sponsorship from Shun Hing Education and Charity Fund. The Programme enriches students’ learning experience through creative and insightful hands-on workshops and seminars, encourages students to explore inspirational use of emerging technologies in creative work.

The PolyU Library’s Digital Makerspace embraces Culture Tech concept by bringing culture, technology and interdisciplinary collaboration together. In facilitating knowledge transfer to the community, the PolyU Library and Department of Electronic and Information Engineering co-organized the “Inter-secondary School Virtual Reality Contest” with the theme "Stories from Ancient China". The Contest challenged secondary students from diverse disciplines to turn stories and fables from ancient China into immersive Virtual Reality games.

QS Reimagine Education Awards 2020

The international Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Reimagine Education Awards are designed to reward the most successful educational innovations, enhancing student learning outcomes and employability. Over 1500 educators from across the world contested this year’s Awards. Over 250 educators from across the world submitted judging candidacies, from which 194 of the most authoritative and experienced were selected.

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.

「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