Past News & Events

READ@PolyU X Cultural July: Get your FREE ticket to Hong Kong Book Fair 2024

News Friday, July 12, 2024 - 08:30

Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the Hong Kong Book Fair will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) from 17 to 23 July 2024.

As an ideal summer pastime event, the Hong Kong Book Fair offers a wide spectrum of talks to the public audience. Among them this year, the "English and International Reading Series" will feature a strong line-up of speakers to impress the book lovers in town. These international speakers will have sharing sessions with the local audience and all of these seminars will be held physically in HKCEC.

Sponsored by HKTDC, PolyU students who attend one of the recommended English seminars below will receive a complimentary ticket to the Hong Kong Book Fair (while supplies last).

Seats are limited. Sign up NOW! We will send you the instructions on how to redeem your FREE ticket.

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# Recommended Seminars in English and International Reading Series

Venue: Seminar Room S222-223 at HKCEC

Topic / Date / Time

International Author

Form Follows Fever: Malaria and the Construction of Hong Kong, 1841–1849

17 July (Wed) 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Christopher Cowell: Cowell’s writing examines the relationship between the practice and theory of architecture against the cultural complexity of colonialism. This intersection draws upon the study of urban militarism, spatial security, hinterland ecologies, cartography, property, climate, disease, and race, among others.


Creating Children Storybooks - The Oddsockeaters

19 July (Fri) 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Galina Miklínová: In this session, Galina Miklínová will talk about the very popular Czech new book heroes - The Oddsockeaters, which she created together with the famous Czech writer Pavel Šrut. Galina will present their exciting journey from one poem to portraits on postage stamps. An image projection will be part of the presentation.


8 Lives of a Century-Old Trickster

19 July (Fri) 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Mirinae Lee: is going to discuss her bestselling debut novel 8 Lives of a Century-Old Trickster and share her personal journey in the publishing world. 8 Lives has been longlisted for the 2024 Women's Prize for Fiction and the 2024 Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize, and shortlisted for the 2024 William Saroyan International Prize for Writing.


Korean stories are powerful: Focusing on the writer 

20 July (Sat) 11:30am - 1:00pm

Kim Ho-Yeon: has been a screenwriter for 20 years and a novelist for 10 years, and has made a living as a storyteller in the Korean content industry. He will talk to the audience about the strength of the Korean story industry and what it's like to be a novelist and screenwriter.


Family Comes First? The affection and affliction of Thai-Chinese culture

20 July (Sat) 2:30pm – 4:00pm

Narisapongse Rakwattananont: "Family Comes First? The affection and affliction of Thai-Chinese culture"

As someone who grew up straddling the rich traditions of both Thai and Chinese cultures, he wants to share how affection and affliction intertwine in his experiences. While the embrace of cultural heritage brings warmth and connection, it also poses challenges and tensions that affect him and those around him.

The Making of Moon 

21 July (Sun) 11:00am – 12:30pm

Pim Wangtechawat: How did a girl from Bangkok get her novel published internationally? Follow Pim Wangtechawat’s journey from a young bookworm to a published author. The audience will get to hear about the inspiration behind her debut novel The Moon Represents My Heart, both the personal and historical research, the time-travel genre, and how the novel was crafted. We will then follow the agent querying process, and what it’s been like navigating both the publishing and film industries as an up-and-coming author of colour.


Minority Vibrations II: Writing Autofiction

21 July (Sun) 2:30pm – 4:00pm

Sheung-King: In 2022, Sheung-King curated and served as the guest editor for a special edition of Ex-Puritan titled “Minority Vibrations,” showcasing the works of diasporic writers, artists, and poets, all working in the experimental genre. The workshop, "Minority Vibrations II: Writing Autofiction" will guide participants through the nuanced process of transforming personal experiences into compelling fiction. We will explore key elements of autofiction, including narrative voice, the balance between truth and imagination, and ethical considerations in blending fact with fiction.

Should you have further enquiries, please contact us at our various service points or submit an online form to us.

Pao Yue-kong Library
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University 

Airiti Library 華藝線上圖書館 will be temporarily unavailable on 20 Jul. 2024

News Thursday, July 11, 2024 - 14:59

Service of Airiti Library 華藝線上圖書館 will be temporarily unavailable on 20 Jul. 2024 from 6:00am to 10:00pm. 

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:

Photo of the speaker

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

皮書數據庫 (Trial)

News Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 13:29


Remark: 試用期間不提供全文下載,只可在線閱讀。

Expiry date: 31 July 2024