Past News & Events

[Publishing Seminar] Tips to Get Published in Academic Journals

2019-04-10 14:12 | News

This seminar will guide you through the entire process of publishing in academic journals. Research students, early career researchers or anyone who is interested in journal publishing are welcome to join. The following topics will be discussed:

  • Choosing the right journal
  • CThe Peer Review process
  • CTips on writing for a journal
  • CUnderstanding Open Access
  • CEthics of Publication
  • CPromoting your journal article

We are also very privileged to have an editor from PolyU – Prof. Rob Law to join our session. Prof. Law is an active researcher in the field and served in different roles for 160+ scholarly journals. He will share with us his experiences as a journal editor.

Date: 25 Apr 2019 (Thu)
Time: 3:00 - 4:30pm
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library
Speaker: Ms. Amy Quon (Journals Managing Editor, Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities APAC, Taylor & Francis)
Panelist: Prof. Rob Law (School of Hotel and Tourism Management, PolyU)
Registration: Please click on this link for registration.

About the Speaker

Amy Quon is the Managing Editor for Routledge, Taylor & Francis Journals in Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities. Prior to working in publishing, she was a researcher at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Loyola Marymount University (LMU), Harvard University, and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) whilst working toward her Ph.D. in International Comparative Education from UCLA.

Rob Law, Ph.D. is a Professor at the School of Hotel and Tourism Management, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His research interests include information technology, internet and e-commerce, modelling and forecasting, artificial intelligence, software engineering and computer assisted education. He has edited four books and published hundreds of research articles in first-tier academic journals. His publications have received 22,000+ citations. In addition, he serves in different roles for 160+ research journals, and is a chair/committee member of more than 140 international conferences.

Take a Study Break: Meet Professor Paws

2019-04-09 09:23 | News

Hug the dogs. Feel the love. Meet and interact with friendly and enthusiastic dogs during the exam revision period!

Date: 23 & 24 April 2019 (Tuesday & Wednesday)
Time: 3:00–3:25pm, 3:30–3:55pm on each day
Location: Digital Visualization Room, i-Space, 4/F, PolyU Library

Spaces are limited! Register early to ensure your spot.

During the revision days, we will collaborate with Animals Asia to bring these specially trained dogs to PolyU. You will have a chance to interact with these social and caring animals, which can help alleviate some of the anxiety we all feel during exam time.

Come meet a furry friend and have a relaxing afternoon!

Best of Luck on your Exams!

2019-04-02 09:33 | News
Preparing for exams is tough, but the Library is here for you. We’ve organized some fun, stress-busting events to help you persevere during this challenging moment of the year!
Wall of Wishes @PolyULibrary (23 Apr - 14 May)
Venue: Multipurpose Hall, P/F, Library
Take this once-a-year opportunity to wish each other well on the exams! Snap a selfie with your well-wishes, post it on Facebook or Instagram, and tag us to spread the love. #PolyULibrary.
Free Exam Revision Kit Distribution (23-24 Apr, 11-12nn)
Venue: Library Entrance
Collect your exam gift pack containing stationery and a message of encouragement.
Meet Professor Paws (23-24 Apr, 3-4pm)
Venue: Digital Visualization Room, i-Space, 4/F, Library
Meet a (furry) friend and release the stress of exam prep. Experienced therapy dogs await your acquaintance! Only a few vacancies left. Sign up here!
(Co-organized with Centre STARS - Office of Counselling and Wellness, and Animals Asia)
Relaxation Station with Colouring Kits
Venue: Current Awareness Centre, P/F, & Circular Seating Area, 4/F South Wing, Library
Choose your own mandala colouring paper and engage in the soothing art of colouring in. With a relaxed mind, you can return to your studies with greater efficacy.
Good Luck on your exams!
PolyU Library

Temporary Closure of 24-hour Study Centre on 30 Mar, 6 Apr & 13 Apr 2019

2019-03-29 15:21 | News

Due to the enhancement work for air ventilation, air-conditioning system will be suspended after Library closed on 30 Mar, 6 Apr and 13 Apr. 24-hour Study Centre (L001) and Quiet Study Zone (L003) will be temporarily closed as scheduled below:

Date & Time Reserved classrooms during the affected period
30 Mar (11:00pm) – 31 Mar (12:00nn) P303, P304 and P307
6 Apr (11:00pm) – 7 Apr (12:00nn) P303-P307
13 Apr (11:00pm) – 14 Apr (8:30am) P303-P307

Please go to the reserved classrooms during the affected period.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Library Workshops in April Open for Registration!

2019-03-26 09:07 | News

The Library will launch a series of workshops on various topics in April 2019. Staff and students who are interested in making effective use of information are welcome to join.

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Library Workshops in March Open for Registration!

2019-02-26 09:07 | News

The Library will launch a series of workshops on various topics in March 2019. Staff and students who are interested in making effective use of information are welcome to join.

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中华经典古籍库 (Trial)

2019-02-25 17:06 | News


Expiry date: 25 March 2019

Win an iPad, AirPods, Bose Bluetooth Speaker and more - Take the Library Survey NOW!

2019-02-01 13:04 | News

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Participate in the Library Survey for a chance to win fabulous prizes: iPad (x1), iPad Mini 4 (x1), AirPods (x1), Bose Bluetooth Speaker (x1), Apple Pencil (x1), Eslite $100 Gift Card (x10), Laptop Backpack (x25).

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iPad Mini 4 (x1) & Eslite $100 Gift Card (x10)
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Library Workshops Open for Registration!

2019-01-22 09:02 | News

The Library will launch a series of workshops on various topics in Feb 2019. Staff and students who are interested in making effective use of information are welcome to join.

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Self-Checkout Station for Books Available Now!

2019-01-22 00:00 | News

A self-checkout station for books is now available at the P/F Loan & Return Counter. Users can check out books from the Book Collection, PolyU Reads, New Book Display, Book Exhibition (P/F), and i-Space Book Display by themselves at the self-check station. [Read more]