Past News & Events

JoVE Science Education Library (Trial)

News Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 16:00

Series of scientific experiments and video demonstrations from laboratories around the globe published by Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE).  It covers a range of STEM subjects.

Expiry date: 30 June 2020

Library Podium Floor Re-Opens on 16 March 2020

Notice Friday, March 13, 2020 - 16:03

From 16 March 2020, Podium Floor of the Library will be open to PolyU staff and students only from 9:00am to 7:00pm Mondays to Fridays until further notice.  The rest of the Library and the 24-Hour Study Centre will remain CLOSED.

At this point, Graduate Card holders and other fee-paying card holders will not have access to the Library until further notice.

Podium Floor has been set up for individual study, with a safe social distance between seats. Please do not move the tables or chairs around. All users are required to wear face masks in the Library. Water dispensers are suspended, and users may bring their own bottles of drinking water. 

Physical Resources Retrieval Service for PolyU Staff & Students

  • While the P/F reopens, the rest of the Library Spaces remain closed. PolyU Staff and Students who require access to print books and physical AV resources of the Library can request for their retrieval using the Physical Resources Retrieval Service.
  • The requester will be notified by email when the retrieved items are ready for self-pick-up and self-checkout at the Reserve Collection Area on P/F at 9:00am – 7:00pm (Monday – Friday).

HKALL and Interlibrary Loan Services

Eligible PolyU staff and students can also request books from other UGC funded university libraries using the HKALL service via OneSearch. Eligible PolyU staff and students can also request for books from overseas libraries using Interlibary Loan Service

Computer and Printing

Computers, printing, scanning and photocopying services are available for users on a first-come, first-served basis.  Users are encouraged to bring their own notebooks and use Wi-Fi printing

Bloomberg Workstation (P/F)

Eligible users can book a Bloomberg workstation located on the P/F using the Library iBooking System.

Access to i-Space Equipment by Appointment

PolyU staff and students can access and make use of certain i-Space facilities and equipment by making an appointment at the Library iBooking System.

Click here for more information about the booking arrangements of i-Space equipment.

Return of Library Items and Waiving of Fines

  • To continue facilitating teaching and learning, users can return their borrowed items on or before the specified due date as far as possible. The due date of your borrowed item(s) can be checked via login to myRecord using your PolyU NetID.
  • Please return Library items to the book drop situated below the Loan & Return Counter, or via the 24-hour book drop outside Library when Library is closed.
  • Users can also choose to return their items at a later date. Items returned within one week after face-to-face classes resume on campus will have their overdue fines waived. This applies to library materials with due dates previously extended up to 20 Jan 2020, or due on or after 29 Jan 2020.  Please ignore the overdue notices automatically generated during this period

 

Enquiries

Please contact us via the following channels:  

Resumption of HKALL service and Extension of Service Hours for Physical Resources Retrieval Service

Notice Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 15:22

Resumption of HKALL and InterLibrary Loan with effect from 2 March 2020

With effect from 2 Mar 2020, in addition to requesting books in PolyU Library with the Physical Resource Retrieval Service, eligible PolyU staff and students can also request books from other UGC funded university libraries using the HKALL service via OneSearch. Eligible PolyU staff and students can also request for books from overseas libraries using the Interlibrary Loan Service.

Extension of service hours of Physical Resources Retrieval Service

With effect from Monday, 9 March 2020, Physical Resources Retrieval Service for all PolyU staff and students will be from 9am to 7pm on Mondays to Fridays.

Purchase of e-versions of print books in course reading lists

To facilitate online teaching and learning, the Library has been acquiring over 1,600 e-version of print books listed in course reading lists. By doing this, students can have 24x7 accessibility to core course teaching resources. The titles will be added into the Library’s collection as and when it is available. Do look out for them!

Enquiries

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us via the following channels:

Pao Yue-kong Library
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Arrangements for Graduate and Special Borrower Library Card Holders

Notice Monday, March 2, 2020 - 08:30

In view of the latest development of the coronavirus where Library Study and Collection spaces are closed, Graduate and Special Borrower Library Card holders will have no access to the Library until further notice.

Extension of Library Card Valid Dates

For the inaccessible period of 11 Nov 2019 – 2 Feb 2020, the validity of Graduate and Special Borrower Library Cards have already been extended for 90 days from their original expiry dates on or after 11 Nov 2019. As soon as we are able to determine when the access for Graduate and Special Borrower Library Card holders can be resumed, the Library will consider further extension on the validity of library cards.

Return of Borrowed Items

All borrowed items can be returned within 1 week after the Graduate and Special Borrower Library Card holders are able to access the Library again. No fines will be incurred for items borrowed whose original due dates fall within the period of no access to the Library. Please ignore the overdue notices automatically generated during this period.

Users can also choose to return their items via the Library’s 24-hour Book Drop located outside the campus turnstiles on Podium Level (near public footbridge towards Exit A Hung Hom MTR Station).

Enquiries

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us via the following channels:

Pao Yue-kong Library
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Library Study and Collection Spaces CLOSED until further notice & Physical Retrieval Service for PolyU Staff & Students

Notice Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 13:32

In view of the latest development regarding the novel coronavirus, the Library Study Spaces and Collection Spaces and the 24-Hour Study Centre will remain CLOSED until further notice. 

Physical Resources Retrieval Service for PolyU Staff & Students

During closure of Library Spaces, PolyU Staff and Students who require access to print books and physical AV resources of the Library can request for their retrieval using the Physical Resources Retrieval Service. The requester will be notified by email when the retrieved items are ready for self-pick-up and self-checkout at the Reserve Collection Area on P/F at 9:00am – 7:00pm (Monday – Friday).

Return of Library Items and Waiving of Fines

To continue facilitating teaching and learning, users can return their borrowed items on or before the specified due date as far as possible. Due date of your borrowed item(s) can be checked via login to myRecord using your PolyU NetID.

During 9:00am – 7:00pm (Monday – Friday), please return Library items to the book drop situated below the Loan & Return Counter, or via the 24-hour book drop outside Library when Library is closed.

Users can also choose to return their items at a later date. Items returned within one week after face-to-face classes resume on campus will have their overdue fines waived. This applies to library materials with due dates previously extended up to 20 Jan 2020, or due on or after 29 Jan 2020. Please ignore the overdue notices automatically generated during this period

Support for Online Learning and Teaching 

The Library offers a wide variety of electronic resources and services to support online learning and teaching.  Please refer to the guides below for a quick summary. 

eBook Recommendation for Print Titles

To ensure that Staff & Students continue to have access to our collection, during this period, the Library will acquire for institutional access, an e-version of a book, where available,  even when a print copy is available in the Library. Staff and Students can submit their recommendations here for acquisitions of specific book titles.  

Self-paced Library Online Courses on Learn@PolyU

Two online courses has been launched on so that Students and Staff can learn about Library Resources and tools in their own pace:

Virtual Research Consultation

Research Consultations with Faculty Librarians will continue during the period of online learning/teaching.  Consultations can be done over the phone or even via Skype. Staff and Students can make an appointment with your Faculty Librarian using the Research Consultation Appointment Form.

Enquiries

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us via the following channels:  

[Library Online Course] Using EndNote (Part I: Essential Features)

News Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 09:07

The Library has launched a new 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.

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

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

  • 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

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 lbinf@polyu.edu.hk, contact your Faculty Librarian, or call us at 2766-6863 (9 am – 5 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding Public Holidays) during this period.

Physical Resources Retrieval Service

News Monday, February 17, 2020 - 20:19

In view of the latest development of the coronavirus epidemic where Library Study and Collection Spaces are closed, PolyU/CPCE staff and students can request online for retrieval of print books and physical AV resources of the Library.

Eligibility: PolyU/CPCE Students and Staff

Effective Date: From 21 July 2020 to 1 Sep 2020

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
  • Audio Visual Collection (Items on 7-day loan only)

Note
Books of Reserve Collection and AV materials (3-day loan) are available first-come-first-served on shelves in the Reserve Collection area on Podium Floor. Users can borrow these materials using the self-checkout station in that area.

Books of PolyU Reads and new books on display are available first-come-first-served on the circular shelves of Current Awareness Centre on Podium Floor. Users can borrow these books using the self-checkout station near the Library exit gate.

Newspapers, magazines, journals, other in-house use materials, and items from remote store are NOT available for retrieval and checkout.

How to Submit Request: Request via OneSearch
Steps to submit request can be found here.

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

Pick-up Location: Self-pickup from the Hold Shelf in the Reserve Collection Area, Podium Floor of the Library

Pick-up Period: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm (Mon - Fri), closed on Sat/Sun/public holidays; 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. (1) Book Drop underneath the table of the Loan & Return Counter when the Library is open, or (2) Book Drop located outside the campus turnstiles on Podium Level (near public footbridge towards Exit A Hung Hom MTR Station) when the Library is open or closed.

 

Please always refer to the Library homepage for latest service hours and arrangements before your visit.

 

Enquiries:

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

News Friday, February 14, 2020 - 16:17

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 lbinf@polyu.edu.hk, contact your Faculty Librarian, or call us at 2766-6863 (9 am – 5 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding Public Holidays) during this period.

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