News & Events

24-hour Study Centre CLOSED on 31 May 2013 at 11 pm

2013-05-23 09:28 | News

Library’s 24-hour Study Centre will be CLOSED for pest control from 11pm, 31 May 2013 to 8:30am, 1 Jun 2013.

Please use the study room next to it (L003) during this period.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused.


Default PIN for Library Account

2013-05-15 06:00 | News

Effective 1 Jun 2013, a default PIN (personal identification number) will be added to all new Library accounts (myRecord) and accounts with no PIN set up yet. The default PIN is the first 6 alphanumeric characters of HKID or passport (or mainland ID) number. For example, for a user with HKID no. A123456(7), the default PIN is A12345. For a user with no HKID card, but with passport number AB12345KK, the default PIN is AB1234. Please change your PIN after first login.

Users with PIN already set up will NOT be affected.

For help, please call 2766-6864 or 2766-6909.


Scenes-urban-rural-HongKong-China: Alex Lui Solo Exhibition (13 May – 31 Aug 2013)

2013-05-13 06:00 | News

Themed “Scenes-urban-rural-Hong Kong-China”, the Exhibition presented in the Library features Mr Lui’s works on various scenes of the urban and the rural areas from the 1990’s to the present. The 84 pieces of exhibits, ranging from architectural drawings, Chinese ink paintings, water color and pastel paintings to charcoal and pencil drawings and sketches, capture the sentimental journey of Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland over the last two decades. (For PolyU and Staff only.)


Limited Access Arrangement for JULAC Student Card Holders during Exam Period (4-29 May)

2013-05-03 06:00 | 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 4-29 May 2013. During the 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.


READ@PolyU: Born a Storyteller - Using Humour to Bring Your Story to Life

2023-09-15 08:30 | News

Time: 10 October 2023 (Tue), 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Hybrid Mode: The Forum, 6/F, Library & Online via Zoom
Guest Speaker: Mr Vivek Mahbubani

Register NOW!

Want to learn how to use humour to enhance your storytelling skills? Join us for a workshop featuring the top local comedian in Hong Kong, Vivek Mahbubani, who will share techniques on how to connect with your audience, inject emotion into your presentations, and keep your listeners engaged and entertained.

READ@PolyU is the community reading project to foster a love of reading on campus. Each year, we select a common book and invite the whole campus to read along. Our common book this year, Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood takes readers on a journey of Trevor Noah’s life with a series of heart-warming and humorous stories.

Whether you're a fan of Born a Crime or just looking to improve your storytelling skills, this talk is sure to inspire and inform. Come ready to laugh and learn how to bring your story to life!

About the Speaker:

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Vivek Mahbubani is a highly acclaimed bilingual stand-up comedian from Hong Kong. Having been crowned the Funniest Person (in Chinese) in Hong Kong in 2007 followed by his victory in the English category at the Hong Kong International Comedy Competition in 2008, Vivek has had the opportunity to take his sense of humour all over the world.

In 2014, the World Famous Laugh Factory in the USA ranked Vivek as one of the top 10 comedians in their Annual Funniest Person in the World Competition. In 2015, he was handpicked to represent Asia’s best in Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s inaugural “Comedy Zone Asia” shows. In 2016, he was featured in Comedy Central’s first-ever “Stand up Asia!” shows.

About READ@PolyU

READ@PolyU is the community reading project of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Our vision is to build an empathetic, creative, and courageous community of learners and global citizens for whom reading is a source of knowledge and creativity.