Past News & Events

Library Opening Hours During Mid-Autumn Festival (19 Sep 2013)

2013-09-16 13:57 | News

Please be informed that the Library will be closed at 7pm on Thursday, 19 Sep 2013. The 24-Hour Study Centre on the G/F will remain open after the Library closes.

May we take this opportunity to wish you a happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

Thank you.
 
 

Suspension of Flushing Water Supply

2013-09-16 09:20 | News

Due to urgent repair work of water pipes, supply of flushing water will be suspended until further notice.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

 

 

 

Suspension of Passenger Lifts (19 Sep 2013)

2013-09-13 17:39 | News

Due to the periodic safety test and examination, two Passenger Lifts will be suspended alternatively as per the following schedule:

Date: 19 Sep 2013 (Thursday)
Time: 09:00am - 12:30pm
Affected Lifts: No. 3  & No. 4

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

PolyU eLinks server maintenance on 23 Aug 2013 at 0700 - 0800

2013-08-22 17:44 | News

Please note that the PolyU eLinks server will be under regular maintenance on 23 Aug 2013 at 0700 - 0800. PolyU eLinks and Extended Search services will be unavailable during this period.

We apologize for the inconvenience caused.

For further enquiries, please call 2766-6864 or 2766-6909

 

Increased Loan Quota of AV Items & Hold Quota for Students and Staff

2013-08-16 09:27 | News

To facilitate use of AV materials, the loan quota of AV items for students and staff is now increased to 5 and 8 respectively. All users can also enjoy extended loan period (7 days) for most AV items, while popular movies remain on 3-day loan. In addition, the hold (request) quota of students and staff is increased to 10 and 15 respectively.  Please refer to the following link for your loan privileges
/services/borrowing/loan-privileges

Adding Personal Email Address in Library Accounts – Now Available to All Types of Users

2013-08-07 14:17 | News

Now all types of users can add their personal email address in their Library accounts. They can do so after entering myRecord.

With the addition, Library circulation notices and reminders will be sent not only to their PolyU official email address but also to their personal email account. For those users without PolyU official email accounts, the Library will only send notices and reminders to their personal email accounts that they have indicated. Users can also update or remove their personal email addresses from their Library accounts.

System Upgrade for OneSearch on 4 Aug, AM

2013-08-02 08:49 | News

System upgrade for OneSearch will be taking place on 4 Aug 2013, from 9am to 12pm noon.  During the period, there will be limited service and occasional service disruptions for OneSearch service. Other Library services will not be affected. Library users may use Library Classic Catalogue to locate library materials during the time. Please refer to the following link for Library Classic Catalogue:

http://library.polyu.edu.hk/

 

Library Opening Hours for 2013/14 (Library Circular: 2013/07)

2013-07-31 09:34 | News

Library Opening Hours 2013/2014

 

Term Time 
2 Sep 2013 - 29 Nov 2013
25 Dec 2013 - 18 Apr 2014
17 May 2014 - 11 Jul 2014

Revision & Examination Period 
30 Nov 2013 - 24 Dec 2013+
19 Apr 2014 - 16 May 2014
12 Jul 2014 - 19 Jul 2014 

Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 11:00 pm 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 8:30 am - 11:00 pm 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Public Holidays Please refer to the table of Library
Hours of General Holidays
8:30 am - 11:00 pm

  

  Summer
20 Jul - 31 Aug 2014
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Sun/Public Holidays Closed

 

Library Hours for General Holidays, 2013/2014

Date General Holiday LIB Hours
September 19, 2013 (Thu) Mid-Autumn Festival 8:30am - 7:00pm
September 20, 2013 (Fri) The day following Mid-Autumn Festival Closed
October 1, 2013 (Tue) National Day Closed
October 14, 2013 (Mon) The day following Chung Yeung Festival Closed
December 24, 2013+(Tue) Christmas Eve 8:30am - 7:00pm
December 25, 2013 (Wed) Christmas Day Closed
December 26, 2013 (Thu) The first weekday after Christmas Day Closed
December 31, 2013 (Tue) New Year's Eve 8:30am - 7:00pm
January 1, 2014 (Wed) The first day of January Closed
January 30, 2014 (Thu) The day preceding Lunar New Year 8:30am - 7:00pm
January 31, 2014 (Fri) Lunar New Year's Day Closed
February 1, 2014 (Sat) The second day of the Lunar New Year Closed
February 2, 2014 (Sun) The third day of the Lunar New Year Closed
February 3, 2014 (Mon) The fourth day of the Lunar New Year Closed
April 5, 2014 (Sat) Ching Ming Festival Closed
April 18, 2014 (Fri) Good Friday Closed
April 19, 2014 (Sat) The day following Good Friday 8:30am - 11:00pm
April 20, 2014 (Sun) Easter Sunday 8:30am - 11:00pm
April 21, 2014 (Mon) Easter Monday 8:30am - 11:00pm
May 1, 2014 (Thu) Labour Day 8:30am - 11:00pm
May 6, 2014 (Tue) The Buddha's Birthday 8:30am - 11:00pm
June 2, 2014 (Mon) Tuen Ng Festival Closed
July 1, 2014 (Tue) HKSAR Establishment Day Closed

 

 

READ@PolyU 2013 - Recruitment of Staff Facilitators (Library Circular 2013/06b)

2013-07-30 09:17 | News

Dear Colleagues,

It is our pleasure to invite academic and equivalent administrative staff members to take part in READ@PolyU 2013, the campus-wide common reading programme which is to be kicked off in September this year. 

The Common Book
Following campus-wide consultation, we are pleased to announce that The Hunger Games (Book 1) by Suzanne Collins has been selected as the common book for 2013/14, to be read by all new full-time undergraduate students. A free copy of this book will be distributed to all freshmen in September 2013.

Recruitment of Facilitators
We would like to invite staff members to take up the role of facilitators who would run discussion sessions to encourage students in reading the common book.

Role of Facilitators
   • read the designated book and identify areas of interest / issues for possible discussion 
   • initiate and facilitate discussions, and
   • encourage participation from all group members during the discussion sessions

Schedule and venue for Discussion Sessions 
Discussion sessions will be run from 23 September – 25 October 2013. During this period, each facilitator will run three discussion sessions (1-hour each) for a group of around 10 to 15 students. These sessions can take place in the collaborative learning space in the Library, the Centre for Independent Language Learning (A305), or any other suitable venue. Facilitators are free to determine the format of discussion sessions in accordance with their individual preferred approach and style.

Training for Facilitators
There will be a one-hour training session for facilitators in September 2013, during which a resource guide will be given to each facilitator.

Appreciation
Staff facilitators will be presented with small souvenirs in appreciation of their support.

In this regard, we would like to ask for your help in the following:

Participation
Please complete the REPLY FORM and let us know your preferred schedule for the discussion sessions.

ACT Now
We look forward to hearing from you by 27 August 2013. Upon confirmation of the discussion sessions, we shall send each facilitator a complimentary copy of The Hunger Games (Book 1) as well as a confirmation letter in August, with details of the training sessions. 

Your support and participation in this campus-wide initiative are very much appreciated. 

With best wishes,

Dr Shirley Chiu-wing Wong 
University Librarian 
Co-Chair of the READ@PolyU Programme Committee

Dr Bruce Morrison 
Director of English Language Centre 
Co-Chair of the READ@PolyU Programme Committee

30 Jul 2013 

(rev 20 Aug 2013)

 

READ@PolyU 2013 - Recruitment of Student Facilitators (Library Circular 2013/06a)

2013-07-30 09:17 | News

Dear Students, 

It is our pleasure to invite our students to take part in READ@PolyU 2013, the campus-wide common reading programme which is to be kicked off in September this year. 

The Common Book
Following campus-wide consultation, we are pleased to announce that The Hunger Games (Book 1) by Suzanne Collins has been selected as the common book for 2013/14, to be read by all new full-time undergraduate students. A free copy of this book will be distributed to all freshmen in September 2013.

Recruitment of Facilitators
We would like to invite our students to take up the role of facilitators who would run discussion sessions to encourage our fellow students in reading the common book.

Role of Facilitators
   • read the designated book and identify areas of interest / issues for possible discussion
   • initiate and facilitate discussions, and
   • encourage participation from all group members during the discussion sessions

Schedule and venue for Discussion Sessions 
Discussion sessions will be run from 23 September – 25 October 2013. During this period, each student facilitator will work with staff facilitator to run three discussion sessions (1-hour each) for a group of around 10 to 15 students. These sessions can take place in the collaborative learning space in the Library, the Centre for Independent Language Learning (A305), or any other suitable venue. Facilitators are free to determine the format of discussion sessions in accordance with their individual preferred approach and style.

Training for Facilitators
There will be a one-hour training session for facilitators in September 2013, during which a resource guide will be given to each facilitator.

Appreciation
Student facilitators will work in partnership with staff facilitators and will be issued Co-Curricular Achievement Transcript (CAT) upon completion of the discussion sessions.

In this regard, we would like to ask for your help in the following:

Participation
Please complete the REPLY FORM and let us know your preferred schedule for the discussion sessions.

ACT Now
We look forward to hearing from you by 27 August 2013. Upon confirmation of the discussion sessions, we shall send each facilitator a complimentary copy of The Hunger Games (Book 1) as well as a confirmation letter in August, with details of the training sessions.

Your support and participation in this campus-wide initiative are very much appreciated. 

With best wishes,

Dr Shirley Chiu-wing Wong 
University Librarian 
Co-Chair of the READ@PolyU Programme Committee

Dr Bruce Morrison 
Director of English Language Centre 
Co-Chair of the READ@PolyU Programme Committee

30 Jul 2013

(rev 20 Aug 2013)

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