Past Notices

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.

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. 

Unavailability of Book Collection T-Z and Bound Journals at G/F North Wing

2022-07-15 10:00 | Notice

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. 

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!


Upgrade of OneSearch Discovery Platform on 4 July 2022

2022-06-21 08:45 | Notice

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.

Important note:

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.

  1. Access Saved Searches and login when prompted.
  2. Click the button “Export All to MS Excel” and save the file.
  3. After the OneSearch platform is upgraded, you can re-create your Saved Searches and Alerts from 5 July 2022.

Temporary Arrangement of Library Facilities and Collections During Renovation in 3/F & G/F

2022-06-01 09:42 | Notice
As part of the Library Extension and Revitalisation Project, the G/F North Wing and 3/F of the Library will be closed for renovation from 2 June 2022 until further notice. Please note the temporary arrangements for the affected Library facilities and collections as below:
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
Temporarily suspended

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  
AV carrels  
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
Current journals
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.

[LER] Construction Noise During the Library Extension & Revitalisation Project

2022-06-01 08:30 | Notice

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.

For enquiries about the construction noise, please contact Project in charge of the Campus Development Office, Mr. John Lai at Tel.: 2766-7887 or CDO Hotline: 2766-7766, Email:

Library Opening Arrangements [Updated on 26 Apr 2022]

2022-04-25 09:00 | Notice

Library’s opening hours and counter service hours during the Revision & Examination Period (11 Apr – 11 May 2022) will be as follows:

Opening Hours
Counter Hours
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.