Scheduled System Maintenance on 1 Oct from 12:00 midnight to 1:00am

2023-09-29 00:00 | Notice

Due to system maintenance, some library services e.g. OneSearch, renewal, request, MyRecord, logon service, etc, will be temporarily unavailable on 1 Oct from 12:00 midnight to 1:00am.

Library Opening Hours During Mid-Autumn Festival & National Day Holidays

2023-09-22 08:30 | Notice
Please note the special opening hours of the Library during Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day holidays as follows:
29 Sept 2023 (Fri) Mid-Autumn Festival 8.30 am - 7 pm
30 Sept 2023 (Sat) The day following Mid-Autumn Festival Closed
1 Oct 2023 (Sun) National Day Closed
2 Oct 2023 (Mon) The day following National Day 12 nn - 10 pm
(Counter service ends at 9 pm)

After Library closes, PolyU students and staff may access the 24-Hour Study Centre (1/F North Wing) via the 1/F entrance opposite to the Campus Control Centre (P111). Users are required to tap their PolyU student / staff ID cards when entering and leaving the Centre.  

Enhancements of Library Facility Booking System - iBooking

2023-07-11 17:44 | Notice

New iBooking System

The Library will launch the new iBooking System and implement the related booking policy on 17 July 2023 to give users a better experience when reserving Library facilities. The new iBooking System provides a mobile responsive interface with new or enhanced features as follows:

  • All-in-one Booking
    You can view and reserve booking sessions for various library facilities in one place, including computers, Group Rooms, Group Viewing Rooms, Online Meeting Rooms, Studios and Makerspace facilities (e.g. 3D printing and laser cutting devices). 
  • Flexible Booking Session
    30-minute session is provided for Online Meeting Rooms, Group Rooms and Studios. Eligible users can reserve these facilities up to 4 sessions per day and have greater flexibility to choose the start and end times.
  • Advance Booking and Weekly Quota
    Eligible users can book Online Meeting Rooms and Studios for online meetings/interviews or video production up to 7 days in advance.  To ensure the fair use of these facilities, the Library will introduce weekly booking quota as follows:
    • Undergraduate students & General Grade staff: A maximum of 12 sessions per week*.
    • Postgraduate students & academic/research/administrative staff of equivalent status: A maximum of 16 sessions per week*.
      *from Monday to Sunday 
  • iCalendar Support
    An iCalendar reminder will be available in your booking confirmation email.

Due to the system upgrade, the iBooking service will be temporarily unavailable from 9pm on 16 July (Sun) to 8:30am on 17 July 2023 (Mon). Your booking(s) in the current system will be migrated to the new system accordingly.

Read our FAQ to learn more about the new iBooking System!

New Self-pickup Station for HKALL Books Now Available at the Library!

2023-06-02 08:30 | Notice

A new Self-pickup Station has been installed in the Audio Visual & Reserve Collections area on the P/F of the Library! Beginning 31 May 2023, users can collect their requested HKALL books anytime during the library's opening hours, without waiting in line at the service counter. 


Location of the Self-pickup Station

Inside the Audio Visual & Reserve Collections area on the P/F of the Library. 


How to collect a book from the Self-pickup Station? 

When a requested HKALL book is ready for pick up, you will receive an email notification from the Library directing you to the Self-pickup Station. Simply tap your PolyU Student or Staff Card and follow the steps on the screen of the Self-pickup Station to collect the book on or before the specified date indicated in the Pick-up Notice.

Once the locker slot is opened, the requested book inside will be automatically checked out to your Library account. The due date will be shown on the screen. You can check the due date and renew the loan conveniently by logging in to myRecord via the Library homepage.


Please return the HKALL books to the service counter on P/F of the Library by the due date.

For more information about the Library’s self-check services, please click here.


Pao Yue-kong Library
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Noise Due to University Square Development Project

2023-05-09 17:44 | Notice

As announced by the Campus Development Office (CDO), construction works under the University Square Development Project will be in full swing from 9 May - September 2023.  At times, there will be noise from the construction site in front of the Library, causing inconvenience to Library users. 

Studying in the Library

Please consider using study areas on the Upper Floors which are likely to be less affected by the noise.  

Complimentary ear plugs provided by the Library can be requested at Library’s service counters.


For any enquiries about the University Square Development Project, please contact:

  • Campus Development Office Hotline (2766-7766) /
  • Ms. Jo Chan, CDO Project Manager (2766-7236) /
  • Ms. Regina Chan, CDO Project Manager (2766-7222)