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Database Maintenance : ProQuest databases (except ProQuest e-book Central)

2021-06-24 13:15 | News

Due to maintenance provided by the vendor, the service of ProQuest databases (except ProQuest e-book Central) will be temporarily unavailable on 25 Jul 2021 from 10:00 to 20:00.


READ@PolyU X Cultural July: Get FREE Book Fair ticket and meet renowned authors

2021-06-24 08:33 | News

A total of 50 complimentary tickets to the Hong Kong Book Fair, sponsored by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, will be given to PolyU students who attend a seminar in the “English and International Reading Series” at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) onsite. Let’s meet internationally renowned authors and delve into the world of literary pleasure together.

Seats are limited. Follow the steps below to redeem your FREE ticket.

  1. Sign up here. If successful, the Library will email you an information package with the ticket redemption slip.
  2. Follow the instruction in the information package and pre-register for an English Seminar at the Hong Kong Book Fair website. After which, you will receive a confirmation email.
  3. Prior to attending the English Seminar, show the softcopy of your (1) pre-registered seminar confirmation email and (2) the information package, as well as your (3) student ID card onsite.
  4. After attending the English seminar, you can redeem a complimentary Book Fair ticket, while stocks last.

You are required to join one of the seminars of “English and International Reading Series” below.

International Speakers (based in HK)

Painter and Patron: Illustrations of the Maritime Silk Road in 16th century Códice Casanatense

by Peter Gordon (USA) and Juan José Morales (Spain)

Time: 6pm-7:30pm, 15 July (Thu)

“Keeping the Record”: Journeys with a Mission and Over the Years

by Dr. Gillian Bickley (UK)

Time: 3pm-4:30pm, 17 July (Sat)

China’s Russian Princess: The Silent Wife of Chiang Ching-kuo

by Mark O’Neill (UK)

Time: 3pm-4:30pm, 19 July (Mon)

International Authors

Writing & The Power of Listening

by Heather Morris (New Zealand)

Time: 1pm-2:30pm, 16 July (Fri)

Monkey King: A Hero for the Ages with Neil Gaiman and Julia Lovell

by Neil Gaiman (UK) and Julia Lovell (UK)

Time: 6pm-7:30pm, 16 July (Fri)

The Painting That Changed My Life

by Jeremy Vine (UK)

Time: 6pm-7:30pm, 17 July (Sat)

Writing Outside Your Experience – from contemporary to fantasy and beyond

by Brigid Kemmerer (USA)

Time: 3pm-4:30pm, 18 July (Sun)

Should you have further enquiries, please contact us by email at

Pao Yue-kong Library

Hongkong Weekly Press Online (Trial)

2021-06-10 16:27 | News

The Hongkong Weekly Press was an English-language weekly newspaper published between 1890 and 1945 with its content reflecting the incidents and periods of unrest in British-Hong Kong's modern history.

Expiry date: 30 June 2021

贏取往日本交流機會,參加「笹川杯品書知日本」 2021 徵文比賽!

2021-06-07 08:52 | News

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

The Hongkong News Online (Trial)

2021-06-07 08:40 | News

The Hongkong News offers scholars the voice and mindset of the Japanese administration of occupied Hong Kong from 1941-1945. It covers Japanese perspectives on East Asian and world news.

Expiry date: 30 June 2021

JSTOR journal and primary sources temporary expanded access (Trial)

2021-06-04 14:33 | News

To support libraries during the COVID-19 crisis, JSTOR has opened up free access to all Archive Journal Collections, Thematic Collections and Primary Sources Collections.

Expiry date: 30 June 2022

Use the Library’s Bookmarklet to access e-Resources when off-campus

2021-05-31 16:40 | News

Do you often find journal articles from Google, Google Scholar, or publisher websites but end up with a payment request? The good news is that if the Library has already subscribed to the e-Resources you need, you can easily access it with just one click!

Install the Library’s Bookmarklet on your browser to seamlessly connect Library’s purchased e-Resources from web searches or publisher websites. Watch this short video to see how to install and how it works!

In addition to the Bookmarklet, also access e-Resources via the links on the Library’s web pages or OneSearch as this will direct you to authenticate with your NetID using the EZProxy function. You will gain access after successful authentication

PolyU staff can access e-Resources via Remote Desktop in your office computer. To do this, you will first need to register your office computer for remote access from off-campus. For details, please visit the FAQ page provided by ITS. When you are off-campus, Global Protect VPN service is not needed to access Library’s e-Resources.

If you have further questions on connecting to Library’s e-Resources remotely, email us at, get in touch with your Faculty Librarian, or contact us.