Library Closed from 23 Mar while Physical Resources Retrieval Service Continues

2020-03-22 18:14 | Notice

As there is a resurgence of coronavirus infections in the community, our physical Library, including the 24-Hour Study Centre, will be closed until further notice. During this period, PolyU staff and students who require access to print books and physical AV resources of the Library can request for their retrieval using the Physical Resources Retrieval Service. After receiving the pick-up notice via email, please pick up and borrow the requested items by self-checkout stations at the Reserve Collection area, Podium Floor of the Library from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. PolyU staff and students can continue to access all Library’s online resources anywhere 24/7, including e-books, e-journals, databases, etc. via the Library homepage.

Additional Library Support for Online Learning and Teaching 

Library Podium Floor Re-Opens on 16 March 2020

2020-03-13 16:03 | Notice

From 16 March 2020, Podium Floor of the Library will be open to PolyU staff and students only from 9:00am to 7:00pm Mondays to Fridays until further notice.  The rest of the Library and the 24-Hour Study Centre will remain CLOSED.

At this point, Graduate Card holders and other fee-paying card holders will not have access to the Library until further notice.

Podium Floor has been set up for individual study, with a safe social distance between seats. Please do not move the tables or chairs around. All users are required to wear face masks in the Library. Water dispensers are suspended, and users may bring their own bottles of drinking water. 

Resumption of HKALL service and Extension of Service Hours for Physical Resources Retrieval Service

2020-03-04 15:22 | Notice

Resumption of HKALL and InterLibrary Loan with effect from 2 March 2020

With effect from 2 Mar 2020, in addition to requesting books in PolyU Library with the Physical Resource Retrieval Service, eligible PolyU staff and students can also request books from other UGC funded university libraries using the HKALL service via OneSearch. Eligible PolyU staff and students can also request for books from overseas libraries using the Interlibrary Loan Service.

Extension of service hours of Physical Resources Retrieval Service

With effect from Monday, 9 March 2020, Physical Resources Retrieval Service for all PolyU staff and students will be from 9am to 7pm on Mondays to Fridays.

Arrangements for Graduate and Special Borrower Library Card Holders

2020-03-02 08:30 | Notice

In view of the latest development of the coronavirus where Library Study and Collection spaces are closed, Graduate and Special Borrower Library Card holders will have no access to the Library until further notice.

Extension of Library Card Valid Dates

For the inaccessible period of 11 Nov 2019 – 2 Feb 2020, the validity of Graduate and Special Borrower Library Cards have already been extended for 90 days from their original expiry dates on or after 11 Nov 2019. As soon as we are able to determine when the access for Graduate and Special Borrower Library Card holders can be resumed, the Library will consider further extension on the validity of library cards.

Return of Borrowed Items

All borrowed items can be returned within 1 week after the Graduate and Special Borrower Library Card holders are able to access the Library again. No fines will be incurred for items borrowed whose original due dates fall within the period of no access to the Library. Please ignore the overdue notices automatically generated during this period.

Library Study and Collection Spaces CLOSED until further notice & Physical Retrieval Service for PolyU Staff & Students

2020-02-23 13:32 | Notice

In view of the latest development regarding the novel coronavirus, the Library Study Spaces and Collection Spaces and the 24-Hour Study Centre will remain CLOSED until further notice. 

Physical Resources Retrieval Service for PolyU Staff & Students

During closure of Library Spaces, PolyU Staff and Students who require access to print books and physical AV resources of the Library can request for their retrieval using the Physical Resources Retrieval Service. The requester will be notified by email when the retrieved items are ready for self-pick-up and self-checkout at the Reserve Collection Area on P/F at 9:00am – 7:00pm (Monday – Friday).

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.