News & Events

Temporary & Partial Closure of P/F, 3/F – 5/F (27 Dec 13 – 8 Jan 14)

2013-12-25 14:20 | News

Part of the following areas will be temporarily closed during the winter break as specified below:

Location Description Schedule
P/F (Former Exhibition Hall and area near printer) Electrical Work 27 Dec 2013 – 8 Jan 2014
3/F REC  Room(Between the study tables and Reference Book Shelves)
L401 & L501
3/F REC REF Collection Area Reference Book Shelves Relocation 27 Dec 2013
L401 & L501 Study tables rearrangement 2 Jan 2014

Noise may be generated during the work period and we apologize for any inconvenience caused.   Please approach the nearest counter if you need help.

Special Library Opening Hours During Christmas & New Year Holidays

2013-12-19 10:05 | News
  24 Dec 2013 (Tue) Christmas Eve 8:30am - 7:00pm
  25 Dec 2013 (Wed) Christmas Day Closed
  26 Dec 2013 (Thu) The day following Christmas Day Closed
  31 Dec 2013 (Tue) New Year's Eve 8:30am - 7:00pm
  1 Jan 2014 (Wed) The first day of January Closed


Please note that the Library also operates a 24-hour Study Centre (Rm. L001) on the G/F. The Centre is accessible via the Core E entrance after Library closes, and users are required to present their valid PolyU staff / student ID cards to the security guard before entering.

Date Due Reminder for Returning Term Loans

2013-12-09 09:06 | News

This message is a gentle reminder to all academic, administrative equivalent staff and postgraduate students that all library books on loan to them are due on 6 January 2014. To avoid a last minute rush, please return books before the last day. Overdue books returned after 6 January 2014 will be subject to a fine of $2.00 (1 - 6 days) and $3.00 (7 - 42 days) per book per calendar day.

Books borrowed or renewed on or after 9 December 2013 will be due for return on 19 May 2014.

A loan may be recalled once the item has been on loan to you for four weeks if required by another user. Recall notices will be emailed to you. Please remember to check your PolyU email account –

User Type PolyU Official Email Account
PolyU staff Outlook
PolyU students PolyU Connect
CPCE staff/students Outlook/LIVE@Edu


Please return all loans before leaving Hong Kong on long leave so that other users can have access to the books. To view your borrowing record or to renew your loans online, please visit . Thank you.

Best wishes for your success in the New Year.

Dr Shirley Chiu-wing Wong
University Librarian

9 December 2013

Distinguished Chinese Visiting Scholars Scheme - Book Exhibition (28 Nov to 14 Dec 2013)

2013-11-27 09:46 | News

The Distinguished Chinese Visiting Scholars Scheme Book Exhibition will be held in the Library with the following details:

Date: 28 November – 14 December 2013
Time: Library opening hours
Venue: P/F, Library

Library Special Arrangements during Revision & Examination period (30 Nov – 24 Dec 2013)

2013-11-22 14:39 | News

During the Revision and Examination period, the following measures will be taken:

1. Reading areas in the Library will be patrolled at intervals and unattended belongings will be removed. Please be considerate, and vacate your seat once you have finished.

2. In addition to the 24-hour Study Centre in Room L001, the Quiet Study Room in L003 on G/F which provides over 320 seats will also be opened 24 hours during the period. Please access via the Core E entrance after Library closes.

3. Silence must be observed in the Library. Noisy users may be asked to leave the Library.

4. For the REC Research Carrels, the booking sessions will be increased to five per day. Eligible users can reserve a session one day in advance via PolyU iBooking System.



Fire Alarm Bell Test on 12 Nov 2013

2013-11-11 14:18 | News

Fire alarm bell test will be carried out on 12 Nov 2013(Tue) from 7:45am to 8:30am and alarm bell will be activated during the test period.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Limited Access Arrangement for JULAC Student Card Holders during Exam Period (9-23 Dec)

2013-11-08 17:31 | News

Due to very high demand for study space during revision and examination period, the Library will implement Limited Access Arrangement for JULAC Student Borrower/Reader Card Holders from 9-23 Dec 2013.

During this period, access to the PolyU Library by students of other UGC institutions will be limited to non-peak hours (6:01-11:00pm) of the day only. Normal access will resume after the examination period. We apologize for any inconvenience that may cause.

Book Talk - "CROSSOVER STORIES: The Hunger Games, Harry Potter and Twilight" (READ@PolyU)

2013-11-06 16:05 | News

As part of the READ@PolyU programme, you are cordially invited to the Book Talk "CROSSOVER STORIES: The Hunger Games, Harry Potter and Twilight"

Date: 15 November 2013 (Friday)
Time: 12:30 - 1:30 PM
Venue: Seminar Room, Research Enhancement Centre, 3/F, Library

About the talk
Harry Potter, The Hunger Games and Twilight are among the top franchises in the entertainment industry today. Yet they all started as stories designed for young people. In an exclusive presentation, three top authors working in this sector reveal why youth stories are taking the world by storm. Don't miss a chance to meet Mio Debnam, Kathleen Ahrens and Nury Vittachi.

Admission is free of charge but prior registration is required. Please access this online form to register. Seats are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

If you have any queries, please feel free to contact us by email at or by phone at 2766-6873.

With best regards,

READ@PolyU 2013
The Pao Yue-kong Library

Library Signboard Maintenance Works (30 Oct, 6 & 13 Nov 2013) - Revised

2013-10-24 14:57 | News

Entrances of the Library will be fenced off during the maintenance periods:

- Side Entrance: 30Oct (9am-2pm)
- Main Entrance: 6 Nov (9:30am - 5pm) & 13 Nov 2013 (10am-5pm)

There may be some noise in areas near the main entrance or areas facing the courtyard on upper floors when the side entrance is fenced off.  We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Waterproofing work at L501 (12 Oct - 17 Nov 2013)

2013-10-22 14:05 | News

Building works near 5/F Core E Exit will be extended to 17 Nov 2013. Noise may be generated. We apologize for any inconvenience caused. For quiet study, please proceed to other floors.