News & Events

ASTM Compass unavailable from 1:00 on 20 Nov 2021 to 1:00 on 23 Nov 2021

2021-11-16 13:13 | News

Due to maintenance provided by the vendor, the service of ASTM Compass will be temporarily unavailable from 1:00 on 20 Nov 2021 to 1:00 on 23 Nov 2021 

A Dialogue with PolyU on the Design of Green Deck

2021-11-15 12:07 | Event

Exhibition on Green Deck Project

Date: 15 Nov 2021 (Mon) - 17 Dec 2021 (Fri)
Venue: P/F, Library


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 YoutTube now! 

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

2021-11-08 08:30 | News

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 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

British Standards Online (BSOL) (Trial)

2021-10-08 09:58 | News

BSOL contains full coverage of British Standards with partial coverage of international and European standards, such as ISO and IEC standards, that have been adopted as British Standards.

Remarks : View only access for the trial

Expiry date: 6 Nov 2021

Ovid Books unavailable from 11:30 to 13:00 on 19 Sep 2021

2021-09-14 13:47 | News

Due to maintenance provided by the vendor, the service of Ovid Books will be temporarily unavailable from 11:30 to 13:00 on 19 Sep 2021

ASTM Compass (Trial)

2021-08-31 16:03 | News

Direct from ASTM International, ASTM Compass covers all available versions of ASTM standards plus the Digital Library with access to eBooks, journals and research reports published by ASTM.

Expiry date: 15 Sep 2021

Emerald Insight unavailable on 7 Sep 2021

2021-08-27 13:16 | News

Due to maintenance provided by the vendor, the service of Emerald Insight will be temporarily unavailable from 8:00 to 11:30 on 7 Sep 2021.

Emerald unavailable on 17 Aug 2021

2021-07-28 14:55 | News

Due to maintenance provided by the vendor, the service of Emerald will be temporarily unavailable from 20:00 on 17 Aug 2021 to 23:30 on 17 Aug 2021.

A New Look for the Library Website

2021-07-26 16:51 | News
To enhance user experience, the Library website has been revamped with a fresh new look. The highlights of the website redesign include:
1. Refreshed overall look and feel of the website.
2. Enhanced navigation and content display for a wide array of mobile devices.
3. Sticky navigation sidebar to make frequently used library services visible at all times.
4. Display of real-time availability of loanable notebook computers.
5. Improved navigation for quick and easy access to information on library resources, services, events and projects.
6. Social media sharing feature at the top of each web page.
We're excited to bring you these improvements for the new academic year. Explore the revamped Library website now!

[截止日期延至8月13日] 贏取往日本交流機會,參加「笹川杯品書知日本」 2021 徵文比賽!

2021-07-19 11:46 | News

[Deadline Extended to 13 August] A Chance to Win a Cultural Exchange Tour to Japan: Write a Reflection on a Japan-Themed Book






  1. 徵文
  2. 截止時間
  3. 徵文對象
  4. 投稿方式
    1) 請通過電郵投稿,徵文稿須為word格式。
    2) 投稿接收郵箱:
    3) 投稿電郵主題請寫:《品書知日本2021》投稿
    4) 徵文稿件的檔案名格式為:姓名--學生証號碼--徵文的標題。例如:張三--20123456D--京都 漫步
    5) 本次比賽進入全國決賽階段後,將採用匿名審稿機制,請確定文章內沒有出現姓名和學校資料。
  5. 稿件要求
    1) 徵文語言:中文/日文
    2) 字數限制:1500-2000字(不符合字數要求的徵文將被篩除)
    3) 文章體裁:自由(散文、詩歌除外)
    4) 格式要求:本次比賽以「書」為主題,請在文末以章節附註形式注明所閱圖書名稱及參考文獻。
  6. 徵文聲明:
    1) 參加過其他徵文活動並獲獎的作品不能參選。
    2) 獲獎作品的版權歸本活動主辦者所有,獲獎作品不能參加其他同類徵文活動。
    3) 應徵作品一律不予退稿,請參賽者自留底稿。
  7. 徵文獎勵
    1) 理大校初選:
    2) 全國決賽評選:
  8. 徵文官網
  9. 評審結果


  1. 主辦單位: 上海交通大學圖書館、日本科學協會、人民中國雜誌社
  2. 理大校初賽評審單位: 包玉剛圖書館、中文及雙語學系