Past News & Events

Library opening hours during Winter Solstice, Christmas & New Year holidays

Notice Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - 09:00
Please note the special opening hours of the Library during the festival season:

21 Dec 2021 (Tue): 8.30am – 6pm
24 Dec 2021 (Fri):   8.30am – 6pm
25 Dec 2021 (Sat):  Closed
26 Dec 2021 (Sun): 12nn – 10pm
27 Dec 2021 (Mon): Closed
31 Dec 2021 (Fri):   8.30am – 6pm
1 Jan 2022 (Sat):    Closed

The 24-Hour Study Centre (1/F) can be accessed via the 1/F entrance opposite to the Campus Control Centre (P111) after Library closes. Users are required to tap their PolyU student/staff ID cards when entering and leaving the Centre.

[Publishing Seminars] Getting Published in Nature Journals – From an Editor’s Views (NEW DATE)

News Monday, December 13, 2021 - 09:10

Nature Journals have a very long and proud history of publishing some of the most high-quality and impactful research in the world.  

In this webinar, Dr Yang Xia, the Senior Editor from Nature, will share with us more about Nature Journals, their editorial process, and some tips on journal publishing. The following topics will be discussed:   

  • Overview of Nature Publishing Group 
  • Editorial process at Nature-branded research journals
  • Prepare your manuscript for submission 
  • Handle editor and reviewers’ comments and rejection
  • Publishing environmental and interdisciplinary research in Nature journals 

All postgraduate students and staff are welcome! 

Date: 20 Dec 2021 (Mon) (NEW DATE)
Time: 3 - 4 pm
Platform: Zoom
Speaker: Dr Yang Xia (Senior Editor, Nature) 

Register Now!
Registration will close on the day before the scheduled webinar.

About the Speaker:

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Dr Yang Xia is a senior editor of Nature and used to be an editor of Nature Communications during 2017-2020. She works as the first Economics science editor at both journals. She currently handles manuscripts on socio-economics, climate-related health risks, climate policy and sustainability.

Dr Xia obtained her PhD in ecological economics from the University of East Anglia, where her research focuses on quantitative assessment of the socioeconomic impacts of health outcomes resulting from disasters such as heat-waves and air pollution. She had a BSc in economics and a MSc in sustainability, both from the University of Leeds.

Refer to the Researchers@Library Guide to see how the Library supports you in different stages of your research and publication.

Should you have any queries, please feel free to email us at lbinf@polyu.edu.hk, or call us at 2766-6863. 

Pao Yue-kong Library
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

[Publishing Seminars] Getting Published in Nature Journals – From an Editor’s Views

News Friday, November 26, 2021 - 08:50

Nature Journals have a very long and proud history of publishing some of the most high-quality and impactful research in the world.  

In this webinar, Dr Yang Xia, the Senior Editor from Nature, will share with us more about Nature Journals, their editorial process, and some tips on journal publishing. The following topics will be discussed:   

  • Overview of Nature Publishing Group 
  • Editorial process at Nature-branded research journals
  • Prepare your manuscript for submission 
  • Handle editor and reviewers’ comments and rejection
  • Publishing environmental and interdisciplinary research in Nature journals 

All postgraduate students and staff are welcome! 

Date: 8 Dec 2021 (Wed)
Time: 3 - 4 pm
Platform: Zoom
Speaker: Dr Yang Xia (Senior Editor, Nature) 

Register Now!

About the Speaker:

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Dr Yang Xia is a senior editor of Nature and used to be an editor of Nature Communications during 2017-2020. She works as the first Economics science editor at both journals. She currently handles manuscripts on socio-economics, climate-related health risks, climate policy and sustainability.

Dr Xia obtained her PhD in ecological economics from the University of East Anglia, where her research focuses on quantitative assessment of the socioeconomic impacts of health outcomes resulting from disasters such as heat-waves and air pollution. She had a BSc in economics and a MSc in sustainability, both from the University of Leeds.

Refer to the Researchers@Library Guide to see how the Library supports you in different stages of your research and publication.

Should you have any queries, please feel free to email us at lbinf@polyu.edu.hk, or call us at 2766-6863. 

Pao Yue-kong Library
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Use JoVE Videos to Support Teaching

News Friday, November 19, 2021 - 08:00

Wish to make your courses more interactive and engaging? JoVE video collection may help!

JoVE Science Education is a video library dedicated to teaching key concepts and fundamental lab techniques of scientific experiments through easy-to-understand visual demonstrations. All PolyU staff and students now enjoy unlimited access to JoVE video collection.

Join the session to learn how to map JoVE videos to your course syllabus and embed them into Blackboard modules!

Date: 26 Nov 2021 (Fri)
Time: 3pm – 4pm
Speaker: Dr. Yu-Ru (Wallis) Liu, Curriculum Specialist of JoVE

Topics will be covered:

  • An overview of different JoVE contents
  • Embed JoVE videos into Blackboard
  • JoVE Support: Playlists: Syllabus mapping for your courses
  • Quiz Banks: Quizzes with our science education videos

Register Now!
Registration will close on the day before the scheduled webinar.

About the Speaker:

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Dr. Yu-Ru (Wallis) Liu received PhD of Genetics from the University of Nottingham in the UK. Later, she carried out her postdoctoral research in developmental biology in the University of Dundee in the UK and cancer research in the University of Rochester in the US, respectively. Her broad interests and knowledge of science brought her to JoVE. As a Curriculum Specialist, Wallis is looking forward to dedicating her comprehensiveness in tailoring the best material for you to be successful in teaching and research.

JoVE is the world-leading producer and provider of science videos that increase the productivity and efficacy of STEM research and education. With a library of over 13,000 videos spread across multiple disciplines, these videos provide the depth needed to meet the needs of science students and researchers at all levels.

A Dialogue with PolyU on the Design of Green Deck

Event Monday, November 15, 2021 - 12:07

Exhibition on Green Deck Project

Date: 15 Nov 2021 (Mon) - 17 Dec 2021 (Fri)
Venue: P/F, Library
Enquiry: gd.pmo@polyu.edu.hk

 

A Dialogue with PolyU on the Design of Green Deck

Date: 19 Nov 2021 (Fri)
Time: 13:00 - 14:00
Venue: Digital Visualisation Room, 4/F i-Space, Library or Online participation via Zoom
(For PolyU students and staff only)
Highlights: Featuring speakers from consultant design team of the Green Deck project

  • Arup
  • Rocco Design Architects Associates

Click here to view the video recording of the event at Library's YouTube now! 

Library Services during Revision & Exam Period (22 Nov - 17 Dec 2021)

Notice Friday, November 12, 2021 - 17:17
The Library is here to support your additional studying needs during the Revision & Examination Period from 22 Nov to 17 Dec 2021.

Opening Hours & 24-Hour Study Centre
During the period, the Library will open from 8:30 AM – 11:00 PM Monday through Sunday.  The 24-hour Study Centre in 1/F North Wing of the Library will open 7x24.

Freeing Up Seats with Unattended Personal Belongings
Please be considerate to the needs of fellow students who are also studying for examinations. Do not reserve seats with personal belongings. At busy times, Library staff patrolling will leave a reminder at desks with unattended personal belongings. If the desk is later found unoccupied for 30 minutes or more, the unattended belongings will be removed by Library staff to free up the desk for other users. Personal belongings cleared can be claimed from the Loan & Return Counter on Podium Floor.

A Quiet Study Environment 
From 22 Nov to 17 Dec 2021, major noisy construction works will be suspended. Library users with needs can always stop by any of our service counters to request for a pair of complimentary ear plugs. For alternative quiet study areas on campus, check the Library Extension and Revitalisation (LER) Project website for details.

Strict silence must be observed in quiet study areas.  Staff patrolling will remind users discussing in quiet study space to move to group study areas. If you are disturbed by users talking in quiet study areas, please report it to any of our service counters. A Library staff member will then be dispatched to address the issue in the moment.

Examination Papers Database to Help with Revision
The PolyU Examination Paper Database collects examination papers received from academic departments of the University. Try a past paper to get familiar with the question formats, and time yourself for different types of questions.

Priority for PolyU Students in Using Library Study Space 
The Library will implement the Limited Access Arrangement for JULAC Student Card Holders to block students from other universities to access the PolyU Library before 6 PM.  As other local university libraries may have similar arrangement during their examination period, please check the webpage of other libraries if you plan to visit them.

Help with Finding Library Resources 
Finally, Library staff are always here to help you locate print or electronic resources to prepare for examinations or assignments.  Please approach our Library staff for help anytime.
 
 

Limited Access Arrangement for JULAC Student Card Holders (22 Nov - 17 Dec 2021)

Notice Thursday, November 11, 2021 - 08:30

In view of the very high demand for study space, the Library will implement the Limited Access Arrangement for JULAC Borrower/Reader Card Holders (students only) during the Revision and Examination Period from 22 Nov - 17 Dec 2021. Access to the Library by students of other UGC institutions will be limited to non-peak hours (6:01pm - 11:00pm) of the day only.

Please refer to the Limited Access Arrangement for Student JULAC Cardholders during Revision & Examination Period webpage for details.

READ@PolyU: Suggest a Common Book for 2022 to Win a Prize!

News Monday, November 8, 2021 - 08:30

Dear Staff and Students at PolyU,

Help us kick-start READ@PolyU 2022! Send us your favorite fiction written in English as the Common Book nomination for our reading next year.

READ@PolyU rallies the whole campus to read a common book together. All students will be eligible to receive a free print copy of the Common Book and join the Book Chat Group membership. The PolyU community are welcome to join the book talks and other fascinating activities designed to enhance their reading experience.

The Programme Committee will review all nominations before making the final selection.

To encourage participation, PolyU students and staff who have submitted a nomination will be automatically enrolled into the lucky draw. We will give away a few copies of the selected Common Book to the lucky draw winners.

Submit your best book titles, along with the author’s name, to lbread@polyu.edu.hk by 19 November 2021 (Friday). There is no limit to the number of book titles you can submit.

Submit now and win a copy of the chosen book!

Criteria for Common Book selection:

  • The book will be in English, preferably less than 300 pages
  • It should be engaging for the PolyU community (both Faculty and students)
  • It should be accessible, not difficult to read
  • It should appeal to students’ imagination, and should include some elements of exploration of and reflection on multi-cultural issues
  • It should preferably have been adapted for film
  • It should preferably have an electronic version
  • It should preferably have won international and critical acclaim
  • Ideally, the author would be available to visit PolyU

Sample titles suggested by staff and students in 2021

  • The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories / Ken Liu
  • Oryx and Crake: a Novel / Margaret Eleanor Atwood
  • The Girl on the Train / Paula Hawkins
  • Five Feet Apart / Rachael Lippincott

Your views matter. Submit now and get entered into a lucky draw for a copy of the chosen book!

PolyU Library

Noisy Works on the Roof of North Wing (21 Oct - 28 Oct 2021)

Notice Friday, October 22, 2021 - 08:30

Noisy excavation works will be carried out on roof of North Wing at 1:00pm - 6:00pm on 21 Oct - 28 Oct.

Users may go to other areas less affected by the noise during the works period.

For quiet study, please go to South Wing on P/F, 3/F, 4/F and 5/F.
For group study, please go to North Wing on G/F.

We apologized for any inconvenience caused.

Scheduled System Maintenance on 17 Oct from 12:00 midnight to 1:00am

Notice Friday, October 15, 2021 - 08:30

Due to system maintenance, some library services e.g. OneSearch, renewal, request, MyRecord, logon service, etc, will be temporarily unavailable on 17 Oct from 12:00 midnight to 1:00am.

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