News & Events

Increase in HKALL Loan Quota

News Monday, January 4, 2016 - 12:04

HKALL loan quota will be increased for eligible users with effect from 4 January 2016. Details are as follows:

Eligible Users New Loan Quota * Loan Period #
University Court members, Council members and their delegates 30 books 30 days
Members of Departmental Advisory Committees 30 books 30 days
Academic, Research, and equivalent Administrative staff 30 books 30 days
General Staff 15 books 15 days
Research / Postgraduate Students 15 books 30 days
Undergraduate Students 15 books 15 days
* Quota includes both loans and holds of HKALL books at any one time.
# Loan period for all categories of borrowers remain unchanged.

Temporary closure of G/F Discussion Zone 2 (L010) on 24 Dec 2015 from 08:30 to 16:00

Notice Monday, December 21, 2015 - 09:51

Please note that Discussion Zone 2 on G/F (L010) will be temporary closed from 08:30 to 16:00 on 24 December 2015 for a Library event.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Library Service Hours During Winter Solstice, Christmas and New Year Holidays

News Friday, December 18, 2015 - 10:42
Library Service Hours During Winter Solstice, Christmas and New Year Holidays will be as follows:
LIB Hours
22 Dec 2015 (Tue)
Winter Solstice
8:30am - 7:00pm
24 Dec 2015 (Thu)
Christmas Eve
8:30am - 7:00pm
25 & 26 Dec 2015 (Fri & Sat)
Christmas Holidays
31 Dec 2015 (Thu)
New Year's Eve
8:30am - 7:00pm
1 Jan 2016 (Fri)
First Day of January
The Library also operates a 24-hour Study Centre 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.

Temporary and Partial Closure of Study and Discussion Areas (20 Dec 2015 – 10 Jan 2016)

News Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 14:57
Floor Affected Area Period
4/F L401 & 5/F L501
(Quiet Study Area)
Part of the study area will be closed for furniture installation 21 Dec – 31 Dec 2015
G/F Discussion Zone 1 Part of the computer area and discussion area will be closed for LAN port installation 20 Dec 2015 – 10 Jan 2016
G/F Discussion Zone 2 Part of the discussion area will be closed for compact shelving safety upgrade 21 Dec 2015 – 10 Jan 2016

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

Scheduled network maintenance for Library on 13 Dec 2015 from 07:00 to 08:00

Notice Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 09:17

Please note that there will be a scheduled network maintenance for the whole Library building on 13 Dec 2015 from 07:00 to 08:00. Network services (e.g. WiFi, internet) in the Library including 24-hour study centre will not be available during the mentioned period. 

We apologise for the inconvenient caused.

Termination of Flexicard Service from 1 Jul 2016

News Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 14:02

With Octopus payment now accepted on all Library printers and copiers, the Library has decided to gradually phase out the Flexicard service and will terminate the support for Flexicards after 30 Jun 2016 in order to save the cost of maintaining the service.  New Flexicards are no longer available for sale in the Library.  Payments by Flexicards are still accepted in some Library printers until 30 Jun 2016.

If you still own a Flexicard and would like to refund for the card deposit, please approach the Technical Support Desk, 3/F, Library, on or before 30 Jun 2016.  Refund requests after this deadline will not be accepted.  Please note that the Library will not refund any remaining valued stored in the card.  You are therefore reminded to use up the remaining stored value in your Flexicard as soon as possible and not later than 30 Jun 2016.  You can check the remaining value at 3/F Technical Support Desk with your Flexicard or by using the Flexicard readers available in two B&W printers in 3/F Multimedia Commons.

For further enquiries regarding the above, please contact our 3/F Technical Support Desk in person or by phone at 2766-6890.

Photo of Flexicard

Value Line Investment Survey – Service temporarily unavailable (9:00 p.m. on 26th Nov 2015 – 9:00 p.m. on 27th Nov 2015)

Notice Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 11:12

Value Line Investment Survey – Service temporarily unavailable (9:00 p.m. on 26th Nov 2015 – 9:00 p.m. on 27th Nov 2015)


Library Special Arrangement During Revision & Exam Period (21 Nov - 19 Dec 2015)

News Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 09:30


(21 Nov – 19 Dec 2015)

Need Past Papers to prepare for your Exam?
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.
MORE 24-hour
Study Areas
In addition to the 24-hour Study Centre in Room L001, the Quiet Study Room in L003 on G/F is also open 24 hours from 2 Nov to 19 Dec. Please access via the Core E entrance after Library closes.
SILENCE must be observed in the Library. Noisy users may be asked to leave the Library.
REC Research Carrels
There will be five sessions per day. Eligible users can reserve a session one day in advance via PolyU iBooking System.

Nature Publishing Group journals – Service temporarily unavailable (6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. on 14th Nov 2015)

Notice Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 09:15

Nature Publishing Group journals – Service temporarily unavailable  (6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. on 14th Nov 2015)