News & Events

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.


Open Access Publishing in Wiley Journals

2024-02-20 11:30 | News

Join this upcoming seminar to discover how you can publish your open access articles in Wiley’s journal without paying the Article Processing Charge (APC)!

The Library has recently signed a Transformative Agreement (TA) with Wiley, enabling PolyU authors to publish open access articles with a full waiver of APC. As part of this agreement, a limited quota of APC waiver are offered by Wiley for each year on a first-come-first-served basis. This seminar will provide you with valuable insights into this agreement and guide you through the process of submitting your publications to take advantage of this waiver.

All postgraduate students and researchers are welcome!

Register Now!

Date: 5 March 2024 (Tuesday)
Time: 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Speaker: Kym Saw, Customer Training Manager, Wiley
Platform: Zoom

  • Benefits of open access publishing
  • Specifications of Wiley TA agreement
  • Wiley Author Services workflows for researchers
  • Find a right journal and prepare your manuscript
  • Peer review process
  • Publication ethics 

About the Speakers:

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Kym Saw

Customer Training Manager, Wiley

Kym joined Wiley in August 2009 and is based in Singapore. She has a rich history of conducting in-house training sessions, adeptly onboarding team members, streamlining intricate workflows, and crafting comprehensive documentation to simplify complex processes.  

For enquiries, please contact us at our various service points or submit an online form to us. For learning and research support, get in touch with your Faculty Librarian. 

Pao Yue-kong Library
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

New Interlibrary Loan System and Service Updates

2024-01-30 16:05 | News

Starting from 30 January 2024, PolyU students and staff can submit Interlibrary Loan requests via Library’s discovery tool (OneSearch) to request for books, book chapters, and articles not held in the Library collections from other UGC-funded university libraries in Hong Kong, or our partner libraries overseas (for eligible users). The service will enhance user experience in the following aspects:

  • Submitting requests directly via OneSearch without logon to a separate system
  • Tracking the status of the requests and downloading the requested articles or book chapters directly from myRecord
  • Submitting renewal requests directly from myRecord

To know more about the service, please refer to this guide.

Eligible users can still logon to the legacy Interlibrary Loan platform, PolyU ILLiad System, to view their outstanding requests, download articles requested, renew checked out books, view and copy request history until 31 May 2024.

For enquiry, please contact our Service Counter on P/F in person, by phone at 2766-6864 or via Contact Us page.