Brand New Self-service Studios Now Open

2023-02-03 11:00 | Notice
As part of the Library Extension and Revitalisation Project (LER), five new self-service Studios have been set up at 3/F North Wing of the Library for video/sound recording and multimedia production to support learning and teaching.

One Button Studios The two One Button Studios are self-service and easy-to-use video recording facilities dedicated for practising presentations, small-scale interviews, rehearsal for speech, thesis and dissertation defenses, etc. Each studio is equipped with Chroma key green screen, professional camera, studio lighting and paper backdrops in assorted colours, providing an all-purpose setting for video recording that can be used without any previous video production experience.  Just bring a USB thumb drive or hard disk and follow simple instructions provided in the room to start video recording on your own.
Sound Recording Studios The two Sound Recording Studios offer cardioid or multi-pattern microphone for you to record narrations for your presentation/project with entry-grade audio & video production software such as Audacity and GarageBand. You may review the audio recording through the studio monitor headphone and speaker. With the new integrated midi controller, digital piano, and virtual sound mixer, you can create song or background music for your video efficiently.
Multimedia Production Studio Providing various equipment and tools for the creation of multimedia content, the Multimedia Production Studio enables you to edit 360 virtual tour and create animation with motion capture easily with the Virtual Character & Live Animation System software.  Apart from taking still life photos with the studio light box, you can choose paper backdrops in different colours for photography.
All studios services are available for PolyU students and staff only.  For more information, please click here.

New Collaborative Study Space at G/F North Wing

2022-11-14 14:10 | Notice

The Library's G/F North Wing for collaborative study has reopened. 15 new group rooms for collaborative work can be reserved in advance by all students and staff through the iBooking System

The Journal Collection A-L housed in the electronic compact shelves is accessible now while the Journal Collection M-Z and Book Collection T-Z in electronic compact shelves can be accessed effective 18 November 2022.

Please stay tuned for our updates on the LER Project.  

Reopening of 3/F North Wing

2022-10-19 14:10 | Notice

Reopening of 3/F North Wing on 19 October 2022

The open study space of 3/F North Wing has reopened. Ten new Online Meeting Rooms that can be used for online interviews and virtual meetings by a maximum of two persons will also be made available for booking by PolyU students and staff via the iBooking System. When all refurbishment works at 3/F North Wing are finished, there will be five more Studios to support online learning and teaching. Please stay tuned for our updates on the LER Project.  

We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding as we renovate the Library areas in order to better serve the PolyU community. 

Pao Yue-kong Library
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Reopening of 3/F South Wing

2022-09-27 15:00 | Notice
The Library will reopen the 3/F South Wing on 28 September 2022 in an effort to alleviate student demand for study space. Most renovation works in that area are complete but some minor works may be carried out to further enhance the study space there.  3/F South Wing will provide over 300 quiet study space. A number of public workstations and multi-function copiers will also be made available for Library users.   
As informed by the Campus Development Office, the renovation works at 3/F North Wing and G/F North Wing of the Library are expected to finish in mid-October 2022. More updates on the renovation can be found on the LER Project website.  
We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding as we renovate the Library areas in order to better serve the PolyU community.