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 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
The G/F North Wing of the Library is now under renovation and the construction works are scheduled to complete by the end of August 2022. As informed by Campus Development Office, there will be no power supply to the affected area during the renovation period. As a result, users will have no access to Book Collection T-Z and the bound journals housed in the electronic compact shelves located at G/F North Wing until the renovation finishes.
As an interim measure, the Library has adjusted the configuration of the Library System so that eligible users can request and get the affected books from other UGC-funded university libraries via HKALL service (if available), and make Interlibrary Loan requests for articles of the affected print journals if necessary.
For more about the work schedule of the Library Extension and Revitalisation (LER) Project, please click here.
Please contact us for further enquiries and assistance.
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!
The new version of Library Discovery Platform will go live on 4 July 2022. The new OneSearch platform retains most features and works similarly with the existing version. This upgrade will bring enhancements and better user experience such as:
- Clearer display of search results: To allow you to find and access various resource types easily, the new platform will merge both physical and electronic items of the same title into a single record.
- Enhanced search function for e-journal: The “Search Inside” feature allows you to input article titles or keywords to search for relevant articles within the selected e-journal record.
There is no service disruption during this upgrade exercise. If you experience problems in using OneSearch platform, please feel free to contact our Enquiry Counter in person, by phone at 2766-6863 or via online form.
Backup your “Saved Searches” by 3 July 2022
The “Saved Searches” and its associated Alert and RSS feature could not be migrated. You can follow the steps below to save and export your searches by 3 July 2022.
- Access Saved Searches and login when prompted.
- Click the button “Export All to MS Excel” and save the file.
- After the OneSearch platform is upgraded, you can re-create your Saved Searches and Alerts from 5 July 2022.
|Library Facilities||Original Location||Latest Location/Status||Remarks|
|Computers and printers||G/F North Wing||G/F South Wing|
|Group Rooms &
Group Viewing Rooms
|G/F North Wing &
3/F North Wing
Seven Group Rooms are available at 1/F South Wing and 6/F South Wing. Ten new Online Meeting Rooms that can be used for online interviews and virtual meetings by a maximum of 2 persons are also made available for booking by PolyU students and staff. For details, please visit iBooking page.
More new Group Rooms will be provided after renovation completed at G/F North Wing.
|Self-service Kiosk for AV equipment||3/F North Wing||4/F South Wing|
|Graphic computers and iMac||4/F North Wing, i-Space|
|Library Studios||Temporarily suspended||A One-Button Studio at 1/F South Wing is available for reservation via iBooking.|
|Macbook Pro||Learning Lab 3 at 3/F South Wing||Seminar Room 2 at 1/F South Wing|
|Learning Labs||3/F South Wing||Reopened||The Learning Labs will open for quiet study if there are no scheduled events.|
|Library Collections||Latest Location/Status|
|Book Collection L - M
Book Collection (Large) [QRT] ND - PG
|3/F North Wing|
|Book Collection N1- N6999||6/F North Wing (Curved 3-layer bookshelves)|
|Book Collection N7000 - NA2541
Book Collection (Large) [QRT] N-NB
|6/F North Wing|
|Book Collection PH - PZ||Please check here|
|Back issues of newspapers||G/F South Wing|
|University Collection||3/F South Wing (Learning Lab 3)|
|Reference Collection||6/F South Wing: A - PK
G/F South Wing (at the end of compact shelf): PL - PZ
|AV Collection||Please check here|
Please visit the project webpage for latest updates on the progress of the Library Extension and Revitalisation Project.
The Library is now under renovation and noise from renovation will occur in affected areas at times and works of noise level exceeding 70dB should not be carried out after 11:30am (Mon to Sat) as far as possible. Library users can make use of the alternative quiet study areas on campus. For details, please check the Library Extension and Revitalisation (LER) Project website.
If the noise from the renovation works in the Library is causing you some discomfort, users can stop by any of our service counters to request for a pair of complimentary ear plugs.
Library’s opening hours and counter service hours during the Revision & Examination Period (11 Apr – 11 May 2022) will be as follows:
|Mon - Sun/Public Holidays||8.30 am - 11.00 pm||8.30am - 10.00 pm|
The 24-Hour Study Centre located on 1/F North Wing will open around the clock. During the overnight access period, users are required to access the Centre via the 1/F entrance opposite to the Campus Control Centre (P111) and tap their PolyU student / staff ID cards when entering and leaving the Centre. Please click here for the details.
All group rooms and group viewing rooms will reopen from 27 April 2022. Group rooms will be unlocked after the last booking session ends, so please do not leave your belongings unattended.
To reduce the risk of infections, no cash will be accepted at counters and users may settle overdue fines by Octopus or FPS at counters, or credit card via MyRecord online.
Learn more about the PolyU Vaccine Pass for Campus Access.
Please always refer to the Library Homepage for the latest service updates and opening hours.