News & Events

Launching New Library Homepage

2013-07-19 06:00 | News

Migration of the new Library homepage is scheduled in the evening of 21 July, from 10pm to 4am of the next day. There will be service interruptions of Library homepage, OneSearch and Classic Catalogue during the time.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.


24-hour Study Centre – Closed Temporarily on 4 July AM

2013-07-02 09:26 | News

The 24-hour Study Centre (L001) will be temporarily closed for carpet cleaning from 8:30 am to 12 noon on 4 July 2013.

For group discussion, please use the opposite Group Discussion Room (L010) in the Library during the period.


Library System Enhancement Work

2013-05-30 09:27 | News

Re-indexing of the Library system database is scheduled on 4 June from 1am-8am. You may experience slow response when searching the Library Classic Catalogue during the period. Thereafter, you can refine your searches in the Library Classic Catalogue by limiting search results to the following categories:

  • Books
    • e-Books
    • Printed Books
    • Reserved Books
  • Serials
    • E-Journals
  • Audiovisual Materials
    • Local TV Programmes
  • Databases and Reference Tools
  • Theses
    • PolyU Theses
  • Course schemes


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.


Take the Library Survey for a chance to win an iPad and more!

2023-03-21 09:00 | News

Your views matter! We actively listen to your evolving needs as well as expectations, and strive to make the Library a better place to support your academic success.


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Take about 10 minutes to complete the survey. You will have a chance to win top-notch prizes, including Apple iPad (10 Generation 64GB WiFi), Apple Store HKD600 Gift Card (x5), Canon PIXMA TR150 Portable Printer, and Eslite HKD200 Gift Card (x5).

Don't miss this opportunity to make your voice heard! The Library survey runs until 21 April 2023.

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Pao Yue-kong Library
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


Publishing Journal Articles in Open Access

2022-11-25 08:30 | News


Publishing Journal Articles in Open Access

With increasing emphasis on Open Access (OA) by the Research Grants Council (RGC) and PolyU, understanding how to make your research articles Open Access (OA) is crucial.

Designed for early career researchers who have little to no publishing experience, this seminar will provide you an overview on getting your research published, with a focus on tips you need to know about OA. Our Librarian will also talk about the OA requirements from RGC and PolyU, as well as how the library can support.

Key topics will be covered:

  • Selecting the right journals
  • Open Access
  • Preparing your manuscript for publication
  • The peer review process
  • How to respond to reviewer reports
  • Top reasons for rejection
  • How to promote your work
  • RGC and PolyU Open Access requirements

Date: 7 Dec 2022 (Wed) 

Time:  3 pm – 4 pm

Speaker: Ms. Victoria Babbit (Director of Researcher Development and Outreach at Taylor & Francis)

Moderator: Ms. Iris Wai (Research Support Librarian, PolyU Library)


Register Now!

About the Speaker:

Victoria Babbit is the Director of Researcher Development & Outreach. She joined Taylor & Francis in 2008 and throughout the past decade has supported researchers as they navigate the rapidly changing publishing landscape. Her work involves engaging with global research communities to build knowledge and capacity related to publishing and editorial activities.

Prior to joining Taylor & Francis, Victoria conducted postgraduate research in Geography at The University of Washington.


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