Past News & Events

iRead eBooks 華藝電子書 unavailable from 15:00 on 31 Jan 2023 to 20:00 on 1 Feb 2023

2023-02-01 10:46 | News

Due to maintenance provided by the vendor, the service of iRead eBooks 華藝電子書 will be temporarily unavailable from 15:00 on 31 Jan 2023 to 20:00 on 1 Feb 2023.

READ@PolyU: Master Storytelling to Engage and Inspire

2023-01-31 09:48 | News

Time: 1 March 2023 (Wed), 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Hybrid Mode: The Forum, 6/F, Library & Online via Zoom
Guest Speaker: Ms Olivia Tang, Managing Director, Walk in Hong Kong
The talk is conducted in English.

Register NOW!

About the Talk

Good stories have the power to captivate, inspire and influence people. Meet with Ms Olivia Tang, the communication expert who coaches the TEDxEncompassHK speakers to shine on the stage. You will learn the secret behind stellar storytelling for academic and career success.

This workshop will teach you how to craft compelling stories that resonate with your audience and make your presentation stand out from the rest. Through engaging exercises, our experienced facilitator will guide you through the processes of storytelling and introduce the tools that help you develop narrative competence. Sign up now!

About the Speaker

Olivia is the Managing Director of Walk in Hong Kong, the city's leading cultural enterprise specialized in memorable and immersive walking tours. She grew up in Sham Shui Po and has since wandered off to Chicago, Shanghai, Poland, and Switzerland, before deciding to return home where her heart is. She was the former corporate trainer for Expedia Inc's 400+ employees across Asia Pacific with expertise in storytelling, public speaking, communications, change management, and sales & negotiations.

Olivia holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Physics from Northwestern University in the United States and a Master of Social Sciences Degree in Global Political Economy from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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Guest Speaker
Olivia Tang
Managing Director
Walk in Hong Kong

Database Maintenance: ProQuest databases, Alexander Street Press & ProQuest e-book Central

2022-12-28 08:58 | News

Due to maintenance provided by the vendor, please be informed that the following databases will be temporarily unavailable during the following periods.


ProQuest databases & Alexander Street Press

Maintenance period: 11:00 to 21:00 on 8 Jan 2023


ProQuest e-book Central

Maintenance period: 11:00 to 16:00 on 8 Jan 2023

Advancing Lab Instruction: Use Springer Protocols in Scientific Research & Education

2022-12-20 09:05 | News

Springer Protocols is a database of reproducible laboratory protocols in biomedicine and life sciences. The platform contains nearly 40 years of protocols and most of them are taken from several Humana Press book series and the Springer Protocols Handbooks.

Topics will be covered:

  • What are protocols and why are they important?
  • How to use the search for Springer Protocols?
  • Protocols as Educational Resources: Use Cases
  • Mapping Protocols to the Career Path (from Student to Scientist)
  • Outlook: the Next Scientific Generation & the Future of Lab Work 

Date: 5 Jan 2023 (Thurs)
Time: 3pm – 4pm
Speaker: Dr. Anand Kumar Veeramachineni, Product Manager of Springer Nature
Platform: Zoom

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About the Speaker

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Dr Anand Kumar Veeramachineni joined Springer Nature in 2020 to embark his journey on creating digital solutions for life scientists. He obtained his PhD from the Monash University and his master’s degree from the La Trobe University.

For learning or research support, email us at, get in touch with your Faculty Librarian.

Pao Yue-kong Library
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Publishing Journal Articles in Open Access

2022-11-25 08:30 | News


Publishing Journal Articles in Open Access

With increasing emphasis on Open Access (OA) by the Research Grants Council (RGC) and PolyU, understanding how to make your research articles Open Access (OA) is crucial.

Designed for early career researchers who have little to no publishing experience, this seminar will provide you an overview on getting your research published, with a focus on tips you need to know about OA. Our Librarian will also talk about the OA requirements from RGC and PolyU, as well as how the library can support.

Key topics will be covered:

  • Selecting the right journals
  • Open Access
  • Preparing your manuscript for publication
  • The peer review process
  • How to respond to reviewer reports
  • Top reasons for rejection
  • How to promote your work
  • RGC and PolyU Open Access requirements

Date: 7 Dec 2022 (Wed) 

Time:  3 pm – 4 pm

Speaker: Ms. Victoria Babbit (Director of Researcher Development and Outreach at Taylor & Francis)

Moderator: Ms. Iris Wai (Research Support Librarian, PolyU Library)


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About the Speaker:

Victoria Babbit is the Director of Researcher Development & Outreach. She joined Taylor & Francis in 2008 and throughout the past decade has supported researchers as they navigate the rapidly changing publishing landscape. Her work involves engaging with global research communities to build knowledge and capacity related to publishing and editorial activities.

Prior to joining Taylor & Francis, Victoria conducted postgraduate research in Geography at The University of Washington.


For learning or research support, email us at, get in touch with your Faculty Librarian.

中文社會科學引文索引 Chinese social sciences citation index unavailable from 01 Oct 2022 to 24 Oct 2022

2022-10-21 09:38 | News

Due to maintenance provided by the vendor, the service of 中文社會科學引文索引 Chinese social sciences citation index will be temporarily unavailable from 01 Oct 2022 to 24 Oct 2022.

A Mini-Survey on Library’s New 6th Floor

2022-10-10 14:30 | News

Launched in July 2022, the Library’s 6th floor provides a robust infrastructure with flexible spaces and modern facilities to accommodate various learning styles and activities. Let us know what you think about the new 6th floor.

Start the survey NOW. We know your time is valuable. The survey takes about 5 minutes to complete the survey.

Lucky Draw Prize: Apple iPad 64GB    Sponsor: 

The survey will run through 28 October 2022 (Fri). All PolyU students and staff are welcome to join.

Pao Yue-kong Library
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

New 24x7 Automated Book Return Station at Campus Entrance near the Library

2022-10-10 10:00 | News

A new wall-mounted automated Book Return Station has been set up at the campus entrance area near the Library to make it simpler and faster for you to return Library materials even after Library closes. Beginning 10 October 2022, Library users can follow the on-screen instructions, return PolyU books and AV materials, anytime, 24x7, to obtain an immediate update on their Library loan record. Log in to myRecord to see the most recent status of your library loans and fines.


  • Location:
    Campus entrance near the Library - Outside the campus turnstiles on the Podium Level near public footbridge connecting to Exit A of Hung Hom MTR Station.
  • Service Hours:
    24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Accepted Items:
    PolyU books and AV materials

The above enhancement is part of the Library Extension and Revitalisation (LER) Project. Visit the LER webpage to learn more about the construction works.  


Pao Yue-kong Library 
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Ovid Journals unavailable from 12:00 – 12:45 on 14 Oct 2022

2022-10-07 13:24 | News

Due to maintenance provided by the vendor, the service of Ovid Journals will be temporarily unavailable from 12:00 to 12:45 on 14 Oct 2022.

Top things every freshman should know about your Library!

2022-09-07 08:30 | News

Freshmen Lbrary Guide

Did you miss out on meeting our Librarians during the Library Orientation meetings last week? Do you want to find out more about how the Library can assist you with your assignments and projects?

Not to worry! Save this Library Guide, where we have compiled important Library information for all freshmen! This guide will be a good starting point for you as a student, covering everything from services to spaces and collections.

Also, please keep an eye out for the recording and slides of Library Orientation, which will be made available around the middle of September 2022.

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

Pao Yue-kong Library
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University