Library Study Space CLOSED till 23 Feb 2020

2020-02-16 15:19 | Notice

In view of the latest development regarding the novel coronavirus, the Library Study and Collection Spaces and the 24-Hour Study Centre will remain CLOSED till 23 Feb 2020. 

Please be assured that the Library is closely monitoring the latest development of the epidemic.  If circumstances allow, designated study space in the Library will be open as soon as possible.  Here are more library services to better support staff & students during this period of online learning & teaching:

Physical Resources Retrieval Service for PolyU Staff and Students

During closure of Library Study and Collection Spaces, effective 18 Feb 2020, staff and students who require urgent access to print books and physical AV resources of the Library can request for their retrieval using the the Physical Resources Retrieval Service. Details of this service will be provided on the webpage on 17 Feb 2020. 

Use Resource List to find your course readings - in one place!

2020-02-07 19:00 | Notice

Want to find the books, readings and other materials prescribed by your instructor for each course?


Enrich Online Teaching with Open Educational Resources (OERs)

2020-02-06 09:00 | Notice

Have you included any up-to-date and relevant Open Educational Resources (OERs) in your online teaching to enrich students’ learning experience?


Use Resource List to improve quality of online teaching

2020-02-05 09:00 | Notice

To facilitate online teaching and learning, instructors can make use of Library’s Resource List to seamlessly connect your students to lists of mandatory and supplementary teaching resources directly from Learn@PolyU.

Improve your Research Visibility and Impact in 2020

2020-01-07 09:14 | Notice

Increasing the visibility of researcher profiles and research works has become an essential skill for early career researchers. Take this chance to learn more about the latest developments on author profiles and research impact to boost your research visibility in the scholarly community.

Here are some useful updates to author profiles in Web of Science, ORCID, journal impact factor and open access.

Resource List: Understanding Students’ Engagement

2019-12-20 10:24 | Notice

As the semester draws to a close, we can make use of analytics and data from the Resource List platform to better understand how our students are making use of the reading lists for your courses.

Resource List, a tool launched in July 2019, aims to connect your students with your course readings right inside Learn@PolyU. This platform allows Instructors and Librarians to collaborate and manage suggested readings and other resources to support students’ learning.

Log on to Learn@PolyU, access the Resource List platform and see usage analytics under “Reports” in the left sidebar. Here are some useful usage analytics you can use to better understand how your reading lists are used:

  • Total number of Active Students
  • Total number of Full Text Access
  • Total number of Likes

These analytics can be exported into an Excel spreadsheet for further analysis.

Do check out our guide for Resource List to learn more!

Reminder for Returning or Renewing Term Loans

2019-12-20 07:41 | Notice

This message is a gentle reminder to all academic, administrative equivalent staff and postgraduate students that all library books on loan to them are due on 20 January 2020. Please return the books to Library when it reopens. The reopening date will be announced in due course. In case you will not return to campus in the first two weeks of Semester 2 which will commence on 13 January 2020, you are recommended to renew your loans first and return the books not in need any more to Library later.

Online Resources for English Language Learning

2019-12-19 07:41 | Notice

The Library has a variety of online resources for self-directed English language learning. We have put together a guide of featured resources with

Student Survival Guide: Find e-Resources

2019-12-18 11:12 | Notice

To help you quickly find e-resources and tools for preparing assignments and exams during the period of online learning and assessment, the Library has compiled a one-page survival guide highlighting:

  • Find e-Books and Articles
  • Find Exam Papers
  • Find Other e-Resources – Subject related databases and guides
  • Find Tools for Assignment

Contact your Faculty Librarians for information or research consultation. During Library closure, Faculty Librarians can also set up a consultation via Skype. Do email your Faculty Librarians to make an appointment.