Past News & Events

Library Special Arrangement During Revision & Exam Period (21 Nov - 19 Dec 2015)

News Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 09:30


(21 Nov – 19 Dec 2015)

Need Past Papers to prepare for your Exam?
Reading areas in the Library will be patrolled at intervals and unattended belongings will be removed. Please be considerate, and vacate your seat once you have finished.
MORE 24-hour
Study Areas
In addition to the 24-hour Study Centre in Room L001, the Quiet Study Room in L003 on G/F is also open 24 hours from 2 Nov to 19 Dec. Please access via the Core E entrance after Library closes.
SILENCE must be observed in the Library. Noisy users may be asked to leave the Library.
REC Research Carrels
There will be five sessions per day. Eligible users can reserve a session one day in advance via PolyU iBooking System.

Nature Publishing Group journals – Service temporarily unavailable (6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. on 14th Nov 2015)

Notice Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 09:15

Nature Publishing Group journals – Service temporarily unavailable  (6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. on 14th Nov 2015)

New Group Study Rooms in G/F Discussion Zone 1 now available for use

News Friday, November 6, 2015 - 11:24

Four new Group Study Rooms in G/F Discussion Zone 1 are now available for use.  They can be booked in advanced on iBooking with the same booking and use policies as those rooms of G/F 24-hour Study Centre.  For more details, please visit the Library webpage at:

Quiet Study Zone now opens for 24-hour access

News Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 09:48


To provide more quiet study space after Library hours, the Quiet Study Zone of the Library (Room L003 on G/F) is open for 24-hour access from 2 Nov 2015 till the end of Examination Period (19 Dec 2015). Eligible users should present their valid PolyU Student / Staff ID cards to access the facility via the entrance at Core E after the Library closes.

For enquiries, please call the Library at 2766-6864.

Pao Yue-kong Library
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


Talk Show - Overcoming Adversity with Humor (READ@PolyU 2015)

Event Friday, October 23, 2015 - 12:13

Due to overwhelming response, the talk by Vivek Mahbubani will be relocated to N003. Seats are limited. Please register online as soon as possible.



Date: 5 November 2015
Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Venue: N003
Language: English

To register, please go to


In this talk, Vivek will share with us how he “upgraded” himself in the journey of cancer rehabilitation. In 2006, he was diagnosed with lymphoma cancer and went through chemotherapy. When he had many reasons to grieve over his illness, he chose to be thankful for the experience. During treatment and rehabilitation, he decided to let his body rest and keep his mind well-fed. He was among the 2013 Hong Kong Spirit Ambassadors.

Speaker:Vivek Mahbubani

Vivek was born and raised in Hong Kong. He is a stand-up comedian, performing in both English and Cantonese. He was crowned 2007 Cantonese and 2008 English Funniest Comedian in Hong Kong. Aside from comedy, Vivek is the drummer for the local heavy metal band Eve of Sin and a self-employed web designer & developer.

READ@PolyU 2015
Pao Yue-kong Library

READ@PolyU 2015: Film Shows - The Fault in Our Stars

Event Monday, October 5, 2015 - 13:57

A life-affirming journey by two teenage cancer patients, twisted with humor and tears.

Date: 14 October 2015 (Wed) & 20 October 2015 (Tue)

Time: 7pm - 9:30pm

Venue: V322

* Please arrive 15 minutes before the show.

Special post screening discussions will be conducted by guest speakers, Mr Samuel Ribet (14/10) and Mr David Ratliff (20/10), from the Hong Kong Cancer Fund.

For all PolyU staff and students only. Seats are limited. To register, please go to


READ@PolyU 2015
The Pao Yue-kong Library

Special Opening Hours - Mid-Autumn Festival & the National Day

Notice Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 17:19
Date   Lib Hours
27 Sept 2015 (Sun) Mid-Autumn Festival 12noon - 7pm
28 Sept 2015 (Mon) The day following Mid-Autumn Festival Closed
1 Oct 2015 (Thu) The National Day Closed

The 24-Hour Study Centre (G/F) is accessible via the Core E entrance after Library closes, and users are required to present their valid PolyU staff / student ID cards to the security guard before entering.

READ@PolyU 2015 - 與五個小孩的校長有約 -- 生命.突破.豐盛

Event Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 10:49


READ@PolyU 2015: 與五個小孩的校長有約 - 生命.突破.豐盛

READ@PolyU 2015

Meet the Little Big Master – Principal Lillian Lui







READ@PolyU 2015
The Pao Yue-kong Library