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Need Past Papers to Prepare for Your Exams?

2020-11-26 15:15 | News

Need past papers to prepare for your exams? Find them in the PolyU Examination Paper Database

The PolyU Examination Paper Database collects examination papers received from academic departments of the University from 1968/1969 onwards. The Database indexes and stores digital copies of examination papers in PDF format for easy searching and retrieval online.

For copyright reasons, the PolyU Examination Paper Database is provided solely to PolyU staff and students for private study and research purposes only.

Chinese Text Project (Trial)

2020-11-03 11:04 | News

An online digital library that makes pre-modern Chinese texts available to readers and researchers. It covers over thirty thousand titles and more than five billion characters with plug in text tools to support digital humanities projects.

Expiry date: 1 Dec 2020

Pay Tribute to Someone Special through Honour with Books 卷軸流芳

2020-11-02 10:48 | News
Honour with Books 卷軸流芳 provides a meaningful way to pay tribute to and recognize someone special while supporting the University Library. Your gift in honour of a loved one, family member, friend or teacher, or in celebration of a milestone, will be used to enrich the library collection in support of learning, teaching and research of the University.
In recognition of your generous support, a unique commemorative bookplate bearing your name and the name of the person you are honouring will be placed in a newly purchased book in the library collection with a contribution of HKD$500. You can even select a special book of your choice from the existing library collection for placing a commemorative bookplate with a contribution of HKD$1,000.
For fresh graduates, Honour with Books provides an opportunity for you to commemorate your graduation and cherish the memories of your days at PolyU in a unique and meaningful way. A commemorative bookplate in celebration of graduation will be a wonderful gift to treasure.
We call on your continuous support to the Library! Make a contribution through Honour with Books now!
Honour with Books

Publishing your first Academic Book: Tips to help you succeed

2020-10-27 13:11 | News

Considering to publish your first academic book? Not sure how to get your next book published with a top international publisher?

This webinar aims to guide you through the procedures you need to know when publishing an academic book. The speaker will also share with you what publishers look out that an author needs to take note of.

Topics to be covered:

  • Background to academic publishing
  • How to shape a book proposal
  • What commissioning editors are looking for
  • Preparing a book proposal
  • The book publishing process
  • Creating impact with your research
  • Q&A and discussion on ideas for book proposal

We are also very privileged to have an author from PolyU joining our session - Dr William Feng, the Associate Professor at the Department of English. He will share his experiences in book publishing with Routledge.

Date: 3 Nov 2020 (Tue)
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Platform: Learn@PolyU (Collaborate Ultra)
Speaker: Ms. Katie Peace (Publisher and Social Sciences & Humanities Editorial Team Manager for Routledge Asia Pacific)
Panelist: Dr. William Feng

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Registration will close on the day before the scheduled webinar.
The webinar will be delivered via Learn@PolyU (Collaborate Ultra).

About the Speaker:

Katie Peace is the Publisher for Social Sciences and Humanities books for Routledge in Asia Pacific. She manages a team of editors in the Routledge Singapore and Australian offices and is responsible for the commissioning of all types of book content. With more than 17 years of experience in the publishing industry globally, she has insights into the academic journals and books publishing processes and specialises in advising and guiding authors to produce the best publishing output.

To learn more about Library Webinars and Online Courses, you can visit our website here.

About the Panelist :

Dr William Feng is the Associate Professor at the Department of English at PolyU. His main research interest is multimodal discourse analysis. He has recently published an edited volume “Multimodal Approaches to Chinese-English Translation and Interpreting” with Routledge (co-edited with Prof Zhang Meifang) and is currently under contract with Routledge for a monograph “Multimodal Chinese Discourse”.

Should you have any queries, please feel free to email us at, or call us at 2766-6863.

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READ@PolyU -- Book Exhibition: The Worlds of Science Fiction

2020-10-14 16:34 | Event

As part of READ@PolyU, the Library will host a science fiction book exhibition from 12 October to 13 November 2020. Browse both new and classic sci-fi titles from the Library's collection. All books are for borrowing! Just use the self-checkout machine near the entrance or go to the Loan & Return Counter.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via email ( or phone (2766-6873).

READ@PolyU: The Truth About Science Fiction

2020-10-14 16:26 | News

READ@PolyU: The Truth About Science Fiction

Date: 23 October 2020, Friday
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Speaker: Dr Andrew Morrall
Online Talk via Blackboard Collaborate

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About the Talk

This webinar links Ted Chiang's collection of short stories Exhalation to important current issues and famous questions about the meaning of our lives and how we treat others. By participating you will discover the real-life scientific and philosophical questions that Chiang's stories seek to provide answers for. We will talk about time travel, self-understanding, fate, robots, intelligence, artificial intelligence, and more.

About the Speaker

Dr Andrew Morrall is a Senior Teaching Fellow of the English Language Centre (ELC). He has been working at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University since 1995. His experience has been as an English language teacher, a university lecturer, and the subject leader of the popular CAR courses - ELC1A01 Science Fiction as a Reflection on Humanity and ELC1A04 From Lord of the Rings to Harry Potter: Fantasy, Reality and Humanity.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via email ( or phone (2766-6873).

[Exhibition] Knit Your Emotion

2020-10-12 11:51 | News

Presented by the Institute of Textiles and Clothing (ITC), a new exhibition "Knit Your Emotion" will be held on the Library Podium Floor from 12 to 30 Oct 2020. Through the exhibits and short video, the exhibition reveals how knitting can help people to relieve stress and get rid of negative mood. Do visit the Library and have a glimpse of some inspiring knitted creations by ITC students and graduates to understand more about the uplifting benefits of knitting.


READ@PolyU: 科幻中的哲思—走進姜峰楠的幻想世界

2020-09-30 14:02 | News

日期:2020 年 10 月 15 日(星期四)
時間:下午 2:30 - 3:30


美籍華裔作家姜峯楠(Ted Chiang)是極少數沒有寫過一本長篇小說而成名的科幻小說作家。他的短篇和中篇小說產量也不多。從1990至2001創作的,收錄在2002年出版的故事集《Story of Your Life and Others》,而從2005至2019創作的,則收錄在2019年出版的《Exhalation》之中。然而,兩本作品集皆獲得極高的評價,頭一本小說的主題故事,更於2016年改編拍成科幻大電影 《Arrival》。一些評論者更認為他的成就將可媲美著名作家,如愛倫坡(Edgar Allan Poe)、波赫斯(Jorge Luis Borges)甚至卡夫卡(Franz Kafka)等。