Past News & Events

Special Arrangements for Library Closure

Notice Friday, November 29, 2019 - 12:30

In view of the special circumstances, the Library has introduced the following measures and services to support your research, learning and teaching needs:

Extended Due Date for Library Items Checked Out Before 11 Nov 2019

The due date of Library items borrowed from PolyU Library before 11 Nov 2019 has now been extended to 20 Jan 2020 (or up to the expiry date of your PolyU ID card / Library Card). No overdue fines will be incurred for items due during the period of Library closure. This applies to all books (incl. HKALL and Reserve Books), AV-items, and i-Space equipment.

Information Consultancy with Faculty Librarians via Skype
Faculty Librarians will offer information/research consultation for current PolyU staff and students via Skype during Library closure. Please email your Faculty Librarians to set up an appointment. 
Library Online Guides and Workshop Handouts
You may refer to the various Library Guides such as finding journal articlesEndnote and a series of Subject Guides created by your Faculty Librarian. In addition, full handouts for all workshops planned for this semester will be made available from 6 December 2019. You can download via the Workshop Handout page for your self-learning.
Email and Phone Enquiries
During the Library closure, you can still contact us via the following methods:
·       Email
·       Phone calls 2766-6863 (9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday, exclude Public Holidays)
·       Email to your Faculty Librarian for subject-specific enquiries

*WhatsApp service will not be available during this period.
As the current situation is constantly evolving, the Library will consider making necessary adjustments to accommodate our users. Users are advised to check the Library Website for latest updates on Library Services.

Drinks in spill-proof containers are now allowed in the Library!

News Friday, November 8, 2019 - 10:56
To create a more relaxing environment, the Library implements a new drink policy with effect from 8 November 2019. Non-alcoholic drinks in spill-proof containers are now permitted in all study areas of the Library. For details, please refer to the Library Food & Drink Policy.
Drinks in spill-proof containers are now allowed in the Library!

Please observe the policy, and help us to maintain a clean and pleasant study environment for all Library users.
For enquiries, please approach our Enquiry Counter (P/F) or call 2766-6863.

Relax and unwind in Library's new Stretching Corner

News Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 17:41

Do you feel overwhelmed and stressed? Do you need a short break in between studying or working on your assignments?

Visit our new Stretching Corner# now! 

Located in the Group Study Zone 1 (G/F) of the Library, the Stretching Corner can help you recharge and in turn, boost your attention span and learning performance through these facilities: 

  • Videos on stress relief
  • Soothing music
  • Comfortable sofas for relaxing and resting
#All students and staff are welcome to visit the Stretching Corner. No reservation is required. Please be considerate, share and enjoy the relaxing space with one another, keep clean, and put the headphone back to its original position after use.

Stretching Exercise with VR and AI Games
Date : 8 Nov 2019 (Fri)
Time : 1pm - 3pm
Venue: Stretching Corner
The Games include Archery in Virtual Reality, pose matching challenge by Move Mirror, etc.
First come, first served. No registration is needed.


Explore Library Resources on Well-being
Take a look at our Well-being Book Collection and you will find more resources on mental health, healthy lifestyle, stretching, fitness, etc.

Stretching Corner

For assistance, please approach our Enquiry Counter (P/F) or call 2766-6863.

Library closing hours 4 - 10 Nov 2019

News Monday, November 4, 2019 - 10:09
Library will maintain regular hours and close at 11pm from 4 Nov (Mon) to 8 Nov 2019 (Fri). Considering transportation issues, the Library will close at 9pm on 9 Nov (Sat) & 10 Nov 2019 (Sun).
We advise users to check the Library website for latest update on closing hours before visiting the Library.

[Publishing Seminar] Publishing in Academic Journals: Tips to publishing success

News Monday, October 28, 2019 - 09:01

Register Now!

This seminar aims to help research students, early career researchers or anyone who is interested in publishing academic journals to understand the publishing process. The following topics will be discussed:

  • Choosing the right journal
  • The peer review process
  • Tips on writing for a journal
  • Understanding open access
  • Ethics of publication
  • Promoting your journal article
Date : 7 Nov 2019 (Thu)
Time : 3:00 - 4:30pm
Venue : Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library
Speaker : Ms. Victoria Babbit (Director of Researcher Development and Outreach at Taylor & Francis)
Registration : Please click on this link for registration.

About the speaker:

Victoria Babbit is the Director of Researcher Development and Outreach at Taylor & Francis. Victoria joined Taylor & Francis in 2008 and throughout the past decade has supported societies, editors and authors in the region as they navigate the rapidly changing publishing landscape. In collaboration with the library community and academic institutions, she is actively engaged in building capacity and ensuring publishing success through courses and workshops for early career researchers. Prior to joining Taylor & Francis, Victoria pursued a PhD in Geography, focusing on migration, at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Should you have any questions about the event, please feel free to contact 2766-6863 or email for assistance.

READ@PolyU -- Readers Also Write

News Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 09:34

Write Your Own Mini-Memoir

Write Your Own Mini-Memoir What touchstone event, or turning point, occurred in your childhood and that you still remember to this day? Write a 500-word account of this event from your point of view... and submit for a chance to win great prizes!

Taking inspiration from Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, submissions which are accompanied by an original illustration will receive a bonus point.

Eligibility: All PolyU Students *
Language: English
Format: 500 words (+/- 50 words), Word or PDF document
Submission deadline: 1 December 2019 (Sunday), 11:59 p.m.
  • Champion – Apple Watch Series 5
  • 1st Runner Up – Apple iPad
  • 2nd Runner Up – Apple Pencil (2nd Generation)
  • Honourable Mentions: $500 Eslite Bookshop Coupons

Learn more & submit online:

* Excepting CPCE students

Improve Your Writing

Improve Your Writing Join this hands-on writing workshop led by one of our most experienced writers and language instructors. Understand how to improve your writing and get a head start on writing your own memoir. All are welcome.

Date: Thursday, 31 October 2019
Time: 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.
Venue: Seminar Room, 3/F Library
  • Get tips on writing a memoir
  • Receive peer and teacher feedback
  • Learn from an experienced writing instructor

Shari Lughmani coordinates the English Reading and Writing Requirement and teaches creative and academic writing in the English Language Centre.

The workshop will be conducted in English. Register online:

Air-conditioning System Inspection and Repair Work on 3/F, 1/F and G/F (22 Oct - 6 Nov)

Notice Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 11:05

FMO will carry out air-conditioning system inspection and repair work at the ceiling from 22 Oct to 6 Nov 2019 on 3/F, 1/F and G/F.

Noise is unavoidable during the work period. We apologize for any inconvenience caused. Please approach the nearest counter if you need assistance

Library Workshops in November Open for Registration!

News Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 11:03

The Library will launch a series of workshops on various topics for November 2019.

All students and staff are welcome! You could find details at the Library Workshops website.

 Register Now !

Take part in Library Survey 2019 for a chance to win Fabulous Prizes!

News Monday, October 21, 2019 - 09:37

Start the Survey

Are Library services meeting your needs? Tell us what you think to help us serve you better, and get a chance to win fabulous prizes below.

Start the survey NOW. It takes about 10-minute to complete.

Lucky Draw Prizes: Apple iPad (x1), Microsoft Surface Go (x1), Samsung Galaxy Tab A (x1), Apple Pencil (x1), Fujifilm Instax Share SP-2 Mobile Printer, Eslite $100 Gift Card (x10), Laptop Backpack (x25)

This year, the Library adopts LibQUAL+, an international web-based survey administered by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) of the United States, which has been used by 1300+ libraries around the world. The results will help the Library identify best services, analyze deficits, and allocate resources to meet the evolving needs of our users.

The survey will run through 22 November 2019 (Friday).


Microsoft Surface Go (Intel Pentium/ 64GB/ 4GB RAM) & Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1” (T510) Tablet
Apple Pencil (2nd Generation) & Fujifilm Instax Share SP-2 Mobile Printer
Apple iPad 9.7” (32GB, Wi-Fi, 6th Generation)
Eslite $100 Gift Card (x10)

Book Exhibition on Well-being and Relaxation

Event Monday, October 14, 2019 - 17:03
14 October - 21 November 2019

It displays the recommended books on healthy lifestyle, mental well-being and relaxation tips. Please borrow the books at the Loan & Return Counter.