Past News & Events

[Library Online Course] Using EndNote – Join Now!

2020-09-07 09:21 | Event

The Library has launched an online course for using EndNote, a reference management tool to help you cite and manage references in your assignment or research papers. Join the course to learn the key features about EndNote, including how to insert references from different sources and how to cite references in Word document.

This online course consists of 8 modules and each takes about 20 mins to complete. You will receive an e-certificate upon completion of the first 5 mandatory modules.

Mandatory Modules:

  • Module 1 – Introduction
  • Module 2 – Get started with EndNote
  • Module 3 – Add references to EndNote
  • Module 4 – Insert and edit citations in MS Word
  • Module 5 – Save your reference library

Optional Modules:

  • Module 6 – Group your references
  • Module 7 – Remove duplicate references
  • Module 8 – Share references

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

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

Pao Yue-kong Library 
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

READ@PolyU: Get your FREE copy of the common book and join an Online Book Chat Group!

2020-09-05 09:34 | News

READ@PolyU is the community reading project of PolyU. Each year, we select a common book and invite the whole campus to read along.

The 2020 common book is Exhalation, a collection of award-winning short stories by science fiction writer Ted Chiang.

Come to the Library to get your FREE copy!

Book Pick-Up

Date: 7 – 18 September 2020
Time: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Monday to Friday
Venue: Podium Floor, PolyU Library (Core L)

Hurry while supplies last. First-come, first-served! All PolyU students are eligible.

Online Book Chat Group: Registration

Why read alone? Share your reading experience in an online Book Chat Group! Membership is open to all PolyU students.

  • Make new friends
  • Share your responses to reading under the guidance of a Staff Facilitator
  • Attend all 3 meetings and get recognition on your Co-curricular Achievement Transcript (CAT)!

Register now to reserve your spot!


The Book Chat Groups will meet 3 times throughout Weeks 3 to 6 (21 September to 16 October 2020). Meetings will take place online this year.

What students say:

"Gave me the "university feeling" like I was starting a new life." –Student, Faculty of Engineering 

"The discussions were thought-provoking and helped me think more deeply about different issues." –Student, Faculty of Applied Science and Textiles 

"The chance to communicate and build relationships with students who are different from me was really valuable." –Student, Faculty of Construction and Environment 

READ@PolyU is the community reading project of PolyU. 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. Learn more

[Library Online Course] Library Resources & Services for Undergraduate Students

2020-09-03 09:01 | News

Tailor-made for undergraduate students, this online course aims to equip you with essential skills and knowledge areas for your study like when you have to complete a research assignment. The online setting provides you with flexible time and space to genuinely learn and master the skills of using library resources and services for your academic journey.

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

The online course consists of 6 modules:

  • Module 1 – Get started with your research assignment!
  • Module 2 – Using OneSearch
  • Module 3 – Using Advanced Search
  • Module 4 – Library Databases
  • Module 5 – Find Related Articles
  • Module 6 – Citing References

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

Pao Yue-kong Library 
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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

2020-09-02 09:38 | News

This self-paced course on Learn@PolyU is designed to support the learning and research needs of postgraduate students. It aims to equip postgraduate students with skills and knowledge to conduct research for assignments and dissertation, with particular focus on the literature review process, database searching, and finding key research through researcher profiles and more.

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

Course modules:

Module 1 – Using OneSearch

Find books and articles via OneSearch within and beyond the PolyU Library 

Module 2 – Using Advanced Search 

How advanced search would help in finding scholarly resources for your assignments and research topics 

Module 3 – Library Databases

How to use library databases for in-depth research  

Module 4 - Retrieve Related Articles

Find more similar articles on your research topic

Module 5 – Citing References

What is a citation, why do we cite, and how to cite? 

Module 6 – Researcher Profiles

What are researcher profiles? Why use them? 


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


Pao Yue-kong Library 
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

[Library Webinar] Cochrane Library – Literature Searching and Tips to Support Systematic Reviews

2020-08-06 11:27 | News

The Cochrane Library is an electronic collection designed to supply high quality, independent evidence in health care.

In this webinar, you will be guided through the Cochrane Library platform to get familiar with its interface and essential features. Some latest enhancements and updates, including the new PICO search, will be introduced.

Topics will be covered:

  • Content available in Cochrane Library and its compositions
  • How to get around in the platform
  • What’s new in Cochrane
  • Using PICO Search to support EBM research
  • How to set up alerts and find help

Ms Lydia Ngai, the Faculty Librarian of Health and Social Sciences will also share tips on retrieving Systematic Reviews using other health-related databases subscribed by PolyU Library.

Students and staff who are interested in finding resources on Health Sciences are welcome!

Register Now
Registration will close on the day before the scheduled webinar.
The webinar will be delivered via Learn@PolyU (Collaborate Ultra).

Date: 18 August 2020 (Tue)
Time: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Speaker: Alejandra Barciela (Associate Director, Customer Training of John Wiley and Sons)
Moderator: Lydia Ngai, Faculty Librarian (Health & Social Sciences)

About the speaker:

Alejandra Barciela is an Associate Director, Customer Training, for John Wiley and Sons. During her 10 years at Wiley, Alejandra also worked as an editor and project manager for textbooks and online courses. She currently manages the global training program for Wiley Research.

To learn more about Library Webinars and Online Courses, you can visit our website here.  

贏取往日本交流機會,參加「笹川杯品書知日本」 2020 徵文比賽!

2020-08-03 08:45 | News

A Chance to Win a Cultural Exchange Tour to Japan: Write a Reflection on a Japan-Themed Book






  1. 徵文內容
  2. 截止時間
  3. 徵文對象
  4. 投稿方式
    1) 請通過電郵投稿,徵文稿須為word格式。
    2) 投稿接收郵箱:
    3) 投稿電郵主題請寫:《品書知日本2020》投稿
    4) 徵文稿件的檔案名格式為:姓名--學生証號碼--徵文的標題
    5) 本次比賽進入全國決賽階段後,將採用匿名審稿機制,請確定文章內沒有出現姓名和學校資料。
  5. 稿件要求
    1) 徵文語言:中文
    2) 字數限制:1500-2000字(不符合字數要求的徵文將被篩除)
    3) 文章體裁:自由(散文、詩歌除外)
    4) 格式要求:本次比賽以「書」為主題,請在文末以章節附註形式注明所閱圖書名稱及參考文獻。
  6. 徵文聲明:
    1) 參加過其他徵文活動並獲獎的作品不能參選。
    2) 獲獎作品的版權歸本活動主辦者所有,獲獎作品不能參加其他同類徵文活動。
    3) 應徵作品一律不予退稿,請參賽者自留底稿。
  7. 徵文獎勵
    1) 理大校內初選:
    2) 全國決賽評選:
  8. 徵文官網
  9. 評審結果


  1. 主辦單位: 上海交通大學圖書館、日本科學協會、人民中國雜誌社
  2. 理大校內初賽評審單位: 包玉剛圖書館、中文及雙語學系

Read@PolyU commonbook annoucement

2020-07-24 10:52 | News

Announcing the common book for READ@PolyU 2020! Exhalation is the acclaimed collection of short stories by science fiction writer Ted Chiang. Now you can enjoy reading the e-version at, which is best viewed in PC or laptop. Stay tuned for announcements on the full program, including how to join a Book Chat Group, get a complimentary copy of the book, and attend the exciting webinars we have planned.

READ@PolyU: Meet Renowned Authors and Get Your Free Hong Kong Book Fair Ticket

2020-07-09 18:35 | Event

[Update] In views of the latest pandemic situation, HKTDC has decided to reschedule the Hong Kong Book Fair 2020. Our Library will be in touch with the Organizer to see whether the free tickets will be offered again. Please stay tuned to our announcement.

You will now have a chance to get a free admission ticket of the Hong Kong Book Fair! A total of 40 free admission tickets will be given to PolyU students by attending a selected event in the English Reading series or 「名作家講座系列」 seminars at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) between 17 to 20 Jul 2020. Meet with renowned authors and explore new literary worlds, and engage yourself in your next great read.

To redeem your FREE Hong Kong Book Fair ticket:

  1. Register here. Seats are limited. First come, first served!
  2. Upon successful registration, collect the Ticket Redemption Letter at the Library by 13-15 July, 9am – 5pm.
  3. Sign up for one of the seminars below.
  4. After attending the seminar, redeem the free Hong Kong Book Fair ticket with your student card and the original copy of Ticket Redemption Letter.

Join one of the English Reading series or 「名作家講座系列」 seminars below:

English Reading series

Painter and Patron:

Illustrations of the Maritime Silk Road in 16th Century Códice Casanatense

17 Jul, 6:00pm-7:30pm

Speaker: Peter Gordon, Juan José Morales

“Keeping the Record”:

Journeys with a Mission and Over the Years

18 Jul, 3pm-4:30pm

Speaker: Dr. Gillian Bickley

China’s Russian Princess:

The Silent Wife of Chiang Ching-kuo

20 Jul, 3pm-4:30pm

Speaker: Mark O’Neill   Moderator: Chip Tsao




17 Jul, 4:00pm-5:30pm
講者: 梁鴻    
主持: 邢舟


18 Jul, 2:30pm-3:30pm
講者:    張曼娟


19 Jul, 11:30am-1:00pm
講者: 雙雪濤    
主持: 劉辰子


19 Jul, 5:00pm-6:30pm
講者: 樊錦詩、顧春芳   
主持: 吳建芳


Should you have further enquiries, please contact us by email at

These tickets are sponsored by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council.

Self-checkout stations – Enhancing your borrowing experience!

2020-07-07 09:19 | News
With the full implementation of RFID technology on our book collection, users can now conveniently check out books without waiting in queue by using the new Self-checkout station placed near the exit of the Library Podium Floor. Experience for yourself how easy and fast it is to borrow books at the new station.

For Reserve Books and AV materials, please continue to use the designated Self-checkout stations in the respective areas to borrow the items.

This short video clip shows how easy it is to check out books.
Self Checkout Station