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.  

Library Services during Revision & Exam Period (21 Nov - 16 Dec)

2022-11-17 10:00 | Notice
The Library is here to support your additional studying needs during the Revision & Examination Period from 21 Nov to 16 Dec 2022.
Opening Hours & 24-Hour Study Centre 
During the period, the Library will open from 8:30 AM – 11:00 PM Monday through Sunday.  The 24-hour Study Centre in 1/F North Wing of the Library will open 24x7.
Freeing up Seats with Unattended Personal Belongings
Please be considerate to the needs of fellow students who are also studying for examinations. Do not reserve seats with personal belongings. Library staff patrolling will leave a reminder at desks with unattended personal belongings. If the desk is later found unoccupied for 60 minutes or more, the unattended belongings will be removed by Library staff to free up the desk for other users. Personal belongings cleared can be claimed from the Loan & Return Counter on Podium Floor. 
A Quiet Study Environment
All major noisy construction works in relation to the Library Extension and Revitalisation (LER) Project will be suspended from 21 Nov to 16 Dec 2022. Library users with needs can always stop by any of our service counters to request for a pair of complimentary ear plugs. For alternative quiet study areas on campus, check the LER Project website for details.   
Strict silence must be observed in quiet study areas.  Staff patrolling will remind users discussing in quiet study space to move to group study areas. If you are disturbed by users talking in quiet study areas, please report it to any of our service counters so that Library staff can address the issue immediately.
Examination Papers Database to Help with Revision
The PolyU Examination Paper Database collects examination papers received from academic departments of the University. Try a past paper to get familiar with the question formats, and time yourself for different types of questions.
Priority for PolyU Students in Using Library Study Space
The Library will implement the Limited Access Arrangement for JULAC Student Card Holders to block students from other universities to access the PolyU Library before 6 PM.  As other local university libraries may have similar arrangement during their examination period, please check the webpage of other libraries if you plan to visit them.
Help with Finding Library Resources
Finally, Library staff are always here to help you locate print or electronic resources to prepare for examinations or assignments.  Please approach our Library staff for help anytime.

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. 

Library's New 6/F Opened on 4 July 2022

2022-07-04 09:22 | Notice

We are excited to announce that the new 6/F of the Library is now open to our users! It marks the completion of a major phase of the Library Extension and Revitalisation (LER) Project that began in July 2020.

To foster a learning community for academic excellence, the new top floor of the Library building is equipped with contemporary infrastructure and modern facilities to give both students and staff a desirable environment for their study and research. Armed with fantastic views of the HK skyline and the surrounding areas, the collaborative learning space (South Wing) and the individual quiet study space (North Wing) will add around 750 seats when the space is in full swing.

For more about the LER Project, please click here.

Come and enjoy the new space for study and research now!