Past News & Events

READ@PolyU -- Book Exhibition: The Worlds of Science Fiction

2020-10-14 16:34 | Event

As part of READ@PolyU, the Library will host a science fiction book exhibition from 12 October to 13 November 2020. Browse both new and classic sci-fi titles from the Library's collection. All books are for borrowing! Just use the self-checkout machine near the entrance or go to the Loan & Return Counter.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via email ( or phone (2766-6873).

READ@PolyU: The Truth About Science Fiction

2020-10-14 16:26 | News

READ@PolyU: The Truth About Science Fiction

Date: 23 October 2020, Friday
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Speaker: Dr Andrew Morrall
Online Talk via Blackboard Collaborate

Enroll Now!

About the Talk

This webinar links Ted Chiang's collection of short stories Exhalation to important current issues and famous questions about the meaning of our lives and how we treat others. By participating you will discover the real-life scientific and philosophical questions that Chiang's stories seek to provide answers for. We will talk about time travel, self-understanding, fate, robots, intelligence, artificial intelligence, and more.

About the Speaker

Dr Andrew Morrall is a Senior Teaching Fellow of the English Language Centre (ELC). He has been working at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University since 1995. His experience has been as an English language teacher, a university lecturer, and the subject leader of the popular CAR courses - ELC1A01 Science Fiction as a Reflection on Humanity and ELC1A04 From Lord of the Rings to Harry Potter: Fantasy, Reality and Humanity.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via email ( or phone (2766-6873).

[Exhibition] Knit Your Emotion

2020-10-12 11:51 | News

Presented by the Institute of Textiles and Clothing (ITC), a new exhibition "Knit Your Emotion" will be held on the Library Podium Floor from 12 to 30 Oct 2020. Through the exhibits and short video, the exhibition reveals how knitting can help people to relieve stress and get rid of negative mood. Do visit the Library and have a glimpse of some inspiring knitted creations by ITC students and graduates to understand more about the uplifting benefits of knitting.


READ@PolyU: 科幻中的哲思—走進姜峰楠的幻想世界

2020-09-30 14:02 | News

日期:2020 年 10 月 15 日(星期四)
時間:下午 2:30 - 3:30


美籍華裔作家姜峯楠(Ted Chiang)是極少數沒有寫過一本長篇小說而成名的科幻小說作家。他的短篇和中篇小說產量也不多。從1990至2001創作的,收錄在2002年出版的故事集《Story of Your Life and Others》,而從2005至2019創作的,則收錄在2019年出版的《Exhalation》之中。然而,兩本作品集皆獲得極高的評價,頭一本小說的主題故事,更於2016年改編拍成科幻大電影 《Arrival》。一些評論者更認為他的成就將可媲美著名作家,如愛倫坡(Edgar Allan Poe)、波赫斯(Jorge Luis Borges)甚至卡夫卡(Franz Kafka)等。







[Library Webinars] Disciplinary Research Information in September and October – Join Now!

2020-09-11 10:18 | News

The Library will hold a series of interactive webinars on Learn@PolyU in September and October 2020. These webinars aim to equip you with the knowledge and skills specific to your disciplines that is crucial to progress academically and professionally in your chosen field.

All students and staff are welcome. More details of each webinar available HERE.


Library Webinars

Code Topic Date Time Instructor
LS073 Databases for Hotel and Tourism Management 21-Sep-2020 (Mon) 2:30 - 4:00 PM Eddie Ko
LS077 Specialized Information for Fashion Marketing and Textiles 23-Sep-2020 (Wed) 2:30 - 4:00 PM Jenny Lam
LS053 Resources for China Studies 29-Sep-2020 (Tue) 2:30 - 3:45 PM Iris Wai
LS060 Specialized Webinar for Health Sciences Subjects 8-Oct-2020 (Thu) 2:30 - 4:00 PM Lydia Ngai
LS042 Mastering Techniques in Searching Business and Financial Databases 13-Oct-2020 (Tue) 2:30 - 4:00 PM William Ho

Register Now!

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

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

Launching of Online Printing Submission System

2020-09-09 17:46 | News

The Library is pleased to announce the launch of its new Online Printing Submission System (OPSS).  From now on, PolyU students and staff have to submit their print requests of large-format poster through the OPSS. The print charge will be calculated immediately after selecting the preferred printing parameters such as page size, paper type and media.  When the printout is completed, you can collect the printed document and settle the payment at the Technical Support Desk in i-Space, 4/F North Wing.

Please refer to Large Format Printing and Scanning for more details. For enquiries, please contact Technical Support Desk (i-Space, 4/F) or call 2766-6909.


[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