Past News & Events

[Deadline Extended] Recommend Useful Online Learning Resources and Get a $100 Book Coupon!

2021-02-08 14:45 | News

In a bid to facilitate broader adoption and adaptation of open educational materials, the Library has commenced  Open Educational Resource, Recommendation, & Reflection Survey 2021 to collect PolyU-subjects relevant online learning resources.

Have you used or even developed useful learning resources in the past semester that helped you master new topics? Please take a few minutes to share your testimonials on using these resources with the PolyU community and get a chance to receive a HKD$100 book coupon! Don’t miss the opportunity to showcase your resources via PolyU OER Portal

Period of the survey: 8 February - 5 March 2021

  Start the Survey  (for PolyU students and staff only)

Limited quota. Act now!

We look forward to your response. For any enquiries, please email to

Net Languages (Trial)

2021-02-05 08:23 | News

A wide variety of written and spoken texts and focus on features like style and discourse, rather than just focusing on sentences in isolation. You learn language associated with each topic and have the opportunity to use what you learn in a meaningful and natural way.

  • English for Work
  • IELTS Writing Practice
  • IELTS Speaking Practice

Expiry date: 14 Feb 2021

申報 (青蘋果數據中心) (Trial)

2021-02-04 15:07 | News

《申報》電子版收錄了上海《申報》自1872年創刊以來至1949年终刊止所有版面,包括漢口、香港版《申報》的所有内容,及廣告、啓事、圖片等非正文内容 。

Expiry date: 3 March 2021

READ@PolyU: Join the Essay Contest for a chance to WIN fabulous prizes!

2021-01-29 13:30 | News

Writing Contest 2020

Last Call: The final deadline for submitting your essays is now extended to 28 February 2021. We look forward to your participation in this event.

Essay Contest

How did a science fiction story change your life?

Were you moved by reading one of the stories from Ted Chiang’s Exhalation... a short sci fi story by another author... or a full-length science fiction novel?

Tell us how reading a particular science fiction story changed your life… or your thinking. Share your lessons, truths, and musings in a way your readers can relate to!

Essay Contest 2020

Length: 500 words (+/- 50 words)
Format: Reflective essay in MS Word
Eligibility: All PolyU students
Deadline: 28 February 2021

In your reflection, include the title of the story (e.g. “The Life Cycle of Objects”) or the novel (e.g. Exhalation) you are writing about, as well as the name of the author (e.g. Ted Chiang).

Email your submissions to

If you have already submitted and wish to enhance your submission, we would be happy to accept a revised version from you before the new deadline. Otherwise, we will keep your current submission.


  • First: Apple iPad 32 GB
  • Second: Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Tablet
  • Third: $500 Eslite coupon

Winners will have the chance to publish in Inscribe: The Journal of Undergraduate Student Writing.

To learn more about READ@PolyU, visit the website.

Library Online Courses

2021-01-28 10:03 | News

As we step into the new semester, here are some Library online courses for all undergraduate students to explore.

Accessible directly from Learn@PolyU after registration, you can learn and master the skills of using library resources and services for your academic journey based on your schedule.

  • Library Resources and Services for Postgraduate Students
    The 6 modules in this online course is tailor-made for Postgraduate students to get familiar with library services and resources for their learning and research.

    It aims to equip postgraduate students with skills and knowledge to conduct research for assignments and dissertation, with particular focus on the literature review process, database searching, and finding key research through researcher profiles and more.
  • Using EndNote
    EndNote is an easy-to-use reference management tool to help you manage your references. This online course consists of 8 modules, which will help you learn the key features about EndNote, including how to insert references from different sources and how to cite references in your assignment.

For further learning support, email us at, get in touch with your Faculty Librarian, or contact us. Stay connected through our Library social media channels (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter).

Pao Yue-kong Library
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University 

JoVE Education (Trial)

2021-01-28 08:35 | News

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: 1 Mar 2021

Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination (including OSCE) (Trial)

2021-01-26 11:00 | News

Bates’ Visual Guide delivers head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques for the (Advanced) Assessment or Introduction to Clinical Medicine course.

Expiry date: 24 Feb 2021

Library Support During COVID-19

2021-01-19 10:36 | News

Explore the Library Guide on Library Support during COVID-19 and you will find the latest Library information on operational arrangements, digital resources, learning support and teaching support available for students and staff, as well as the safety measures to mitigate the risk of spreading coronavirus in the Library.