News & Events

Temporary Closure of Reading Rooms Entrance at 3/F and 4/F (16-18 Feb)

News Monday, February 15, 2016 - 11:33

Due to the installation work of UV Lamp Sterilizing sets to the air-conditioning systems, the rooms entrance at 3/F and 4/F will be closed alternatively as below:

Date Work Period Closed Area Remarks

16 - 17 Feb 2016

09:30 – 18:30

Rooms Entrance at Front Staircase

  • L303 (Multimedia Commons)
  • L404 (Quiet Study Area)

Users can access Room L303 (Multimedia Commons) and L404 through entrance at back staircase

18 Feb 2016

09:30 – 18:30

Rooms Entrance at Back Staircase

  • L303 (Multimedia Commons)
  • L301 (Research Enhancement Centre)
  • L401 and L404 (Quiet Study Area)

Users can access Room L303 (Multimedia Commons), L301 (Research Enhancement Centre), L401 and L404 through entrance at front staircase

Notices will be posted at the affected areas to indicate the alternative routes for accessing the affected floors. We apologize for any inconvenience caused. Please approach the nearest counter if you need assistance.

READ@POLYU: Recommend the Common Book for 2016 & win a prize!

News Friday, February 12, 2016 - 14:21

READ@PolyU is a campus-wide common reading programme designed to help foster a reading culture across the University. A free copy of the common book will be distributed to all PolyU full-time first-year undergraduate degree students. To create a sense of community for freshman, a series of activities such as discussion sessions, book talks and an essay contest will also be organized to enhance the reading experience.

All PolyU staff and students are now invited to make suggestions for the common book in 2016. The Programme Committee will review each submission prior to making a final selection.

To encourage participation, 50 copies of the selected common book will be given out in a lucky draw. PolyU students and staff who have submitted a book title will be automatically enrolled into the lucky draw. Winners will be notified by email in May.

Below please find the criteria for the selection of the common book which guide the Programme Committee in making their choice, as well as several sample titles recommended by PolyU staff and students in 2015.

Please submit your favourite book titles with author to by 
29 Feb 2016 (Monday). There is no limit to the number of book titles you can submit.

Submit now and win a book!


READ@PolyU 2016: Recommendation on the common book

A.  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 won international and critical acclaim
  • Ideally, the author would be available to visit PolyU

B.  Sample titles suggested by staff and students in 2015

  • To Kill a Mockingbird / Harper Lee
  • If I Stay / Gayle Forman
  • The Fault in Our Stars / John Green
  • The Alchemist / Paulo Coelho
  • The Great Gatsby / F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Proquest Platform ( – Service temporarily unavailable (11:00 a.m. on 14 Feb 2016 - 5:00 p.m. on 14 Feb 2016)

Notice Friday, February 12, 2016 - 09:20

Proquest Platform ( – Service temporarily unavailable (11:00 a.m. on 14 Feb 2016 - 5:00 p.m. on 14 Feb 2016)

Temporary Closure of 24-hour Study Centre (8:30am - 3:00pm on 12 Feb 2016)

News Friday, February 5, 2016 - 16:32

24-hour Study Centre (Room L001) will be temporarily closed for carpet cleaning from 8:30am to 3:00pm on 12 Feb 2016 (Fri).

Please use other areas of the Library during the period.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Check out for the NEW PolyU Institutional Research Archive

News Monday, February 1, 2016 - 07:55

After months of testing the beta site, the PolyU Institutional Research Archive (IRA) has been launched!

The PolyU IRA aims to increase the visibility of PolyU's research and facilitate knowledge transfer. It is an online platform that indexes and disseminates the research and scholarly outputs created by the PolyU community.

What’s new in PolyU IRA:

  • Richer collection: not limited to full-text journal articles with bibliometrics,
    but also covers other types of research outputs such as projects, conference
    papers, awards and presentations.
  • Researcher profiles: showcasing publications, research interests and professional
  • Researcher Identifications: displaying ORCiD, ResearcherID and Scopus Author ID
    on a single page

Check out our new PolyU IRA and explore how this powerful platform can help
you to 
publicize your profile and research outputs -


Special Opening Hours during Chinese New Year Holidays

News Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 16:22
Date   LIB Hours
7 Feb 2016 (Sun) The day preceding Chinese New Year 12noon - 7:00pm
8 - 10 Feb 2016 (Mon - Wed) Chinese New Year Holidays Closed

24-Hour Study Centre (G/F):

The 24-hour Study Centre of the Library will remain open during the Chinese New Year Holidays. Current PolyU staff / students may access the Centre via Core E entrance after Library closes upon the presentation of their valid staff / student I.D. cards. 

Digital Dissertation Consortium – Service temporarily unavailable (9:00 a.m. on 1 Feb 2016 - 6:00 p.m. on 1 Feb 2016)

Notice Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 14:17

Digital Dissertation Consortium – Service temporarily unavailable

(9:00 a.m. on 1 Feb 2016 - 6:00 p.m. on 1 Feb 2016)

Noisy Work in Room L401 & L501 (15-19 Jan 2016)

News Friday, January 15, 2016 - 09:21

To accommodate users’ needs in private study space, new private study carrels will be installed in Room L401 and L501 from 15 – 19 Jan 2016. Part of the study areas near lift lobby will be temporarily closed.

Noise is unavoidable during the work period. Thank you for your understanding and forbearance.

Talk - Developing Research Metrics for the Measurement of University Research Performance: Nanyang Technological University’s Journey

Event Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 17:56

The Library warmly invites faculty staff members and researchers to attend this talk:

Date: 18 Jan 2016 (Mon)
Time: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm 
Venue: Teaching and Learning Lab 1, 3rd Floor, Library
Language: English

To register, please go to


The measure for research excellence is crucial to universities aspiring to compete for prominence among the research intensive universities of the world. To transform their research, universities could measure and monitor the widely accepted measures of research performance such as scholarly output and citation counts. In this talk, Prof. Khor will share on Nanyang Technological University’s journey in transforming research as well as his findings on bibliometrics analysis on the research outputs of institutions in Hong Kong. 

Speaker: Prof. K.A. Khor

K.A. Khor is a professor at School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering in Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, and currently served as the Director of Research Support Office & Bibliometrics Analysis in NTU. He has published over 265 peer reviewed journal articles which have received ~9200 citations (h-index = 51). In his current role, he conducts various studies on research trends of technological fields.