Past Notices

Library Services during Revision & Exam Period (22 Nov - 17 Dec 2021)

2021-11-12 17:17 | Notice
The Library is here to support your additional studying needs during the Revision & Examination Period from 22 Nov to 17 Dec 2021.

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 7x24.

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. At busy times, Library staff patrolling will leave a reminder at desks with unattended personal belongings. If the desk is later found unoccupied for 30 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 
From 22 Nov to 17 Dec 2021, major noisy construction works will be suspended. 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 Library Extension and Revitalisation (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. A Library staff member will then be dispatched to address the issue in the moment.

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.

Limited Access Arrangement for JULAC Student Card Holders (22 Nov - 17 Dec 2021)

2021-11-11 08:30 | Notice

In view of the very high demand for study space, the Library will implement the Limited Access Arrangement for JULAC Borrower/Reader Card Holders (students only) during the Revision and Examination Period from 22 Nov - 17 Dec 2021. Access to the Library by students of other UGC institutions will be limited to non-peak hours (6:01pm - 11:00pm) of the day only.

Please refer to the Limited Access Arrangement for Student JULAC Cardholders during Revision & Examination Period webpage for details.

Noisy Works on the Roof of North Wing (21 Oct - 28 Oct 2021)

2021-10-22 08:30 | Notice

Noisy excavation works will be carried out on roof of North Wing at 1:00pm - 6:00pm on 21 Oct - 28 Oct.

Users may go to other areas less affected by the noise during the works period.

For quiet study, please go to South Wing on P/F, 3/F, 4/F and 5/F.
For group study, please go to North Wing on G/F.

We apologized for any inconvenience caused.

Temporary Closure of 24-hour Study Centre (11:00pm, 15 Oct to 8.30am, 16 Oct)

2021-10-15 08:30 | Notice

Due to urgent electricity supply rectification works by CDO, 24-hour Study Centre on 1/F will be temporarily closed from 11:00pm on 15 Oct 2021 to 8:30am on 16 Oct 2021. Room U208 will be reserved for eligible users during the affected period.

We apologized for any inconvenienced caused.

Scheduled System Maintenance on 17 Oct from 12:00 midnight to 1:00am

2021-10-15 08:30 | Notice

Due to system maintenance, some library services e.g. OneSearch, renewal, request, MyRecord, logon service, etc, will be temporarily unavailable on 17 Oct from 12:00 midnight to 1:00am.

24-Hour Study Centre at 1/F North Wing is open now!

2021-09-28 17:57 | Notice

The 24-Hour Study Centre located on 1/F North Wing is open around the clock*. During the overnight access period, the Centre is only accessible by current PolyU students and staff via the 1/F entrance opposite to the Campus Control Centre (P111). Users are required to tap their PolyU staff / student ID cards when entering and leaving the 24-Hour Study Centre. For details, please click here.


* Notes:


  • To make necessary arrangements for overnight access and cleaning services, all users will be required to leave the Centre one hour before the Library closes. The Centre will normally re-open in 15 minutes after completion of clearance procedures. Users in need of study space during the clearance period may continue to use other study areas in the Library.
  • The Centre will be closed when typhoon signal No.8 or above is hoisted.


Library Opening Hours - Mid-Autumn Festival & the day following Mid-Autumn Festival

2021-09-15 10:26 | Notice
The Library will be closed at 7pm on 21 Sep 2021 (Mid-Autumn Festival) and for the whole day on 22 September 2021 (Wednesday). PolyU students and staff may use the overnight study area after Library closes. Click here to learn more about our service hours.

May we take this opportunity to wish you a happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

Pao Yue-kong Library

Library’s Term Time Hours with effect from 30 August 2021

2021-08-10 11:41 | Notice

New semester is coming! PolyU Library will open 8.30am – 11.00pm Monday through Saturday, and 12 noon – 10.00pm Sunday during term time from 30 August 2021. The new 24-Hour Study Centre at 1/F North Wing is expected to come into service by the second half of September 2021. During this transitional period, temporary overnight study space for students and staff is available in Block CD after Library closes. As the pandemic situation is evolving, please always refer to the Library homepage for the latest service arrangement. 

Please be reminded that Library users are required to always wear a mask properly that cover their mouth and nose, practise social distancing and observe personal hygiene.

For enquiry about Library services, please contact our Library staff at 2766 6863 or email to

[LER] Closure of Toilets at Staircase No. 1 Areas and Provision of Drinking Water Dispensers (17 May to Mid-Sep 2021)

2021-05-17 18:41 | Notice
To improve and upgrade the toilet facilities, the toilets at Staircase No. 1 areas are temporarily closed from 17 May 2021 to Mid-September 2021 for renovation. During this period, Library users may use the toilets at Staircase No. 2 areas as follows: 


Staircase No. 2 of the Library: G/F 1/F P/F 3/F 4/F 5/F
Female Student Toilet      
Male Student Toilet        

Users who need to use the Accessible Toilet, please approach Loan & Return Counter (P/F) or call 2766-6864 for assistance.

At the same time, drinking water dispensers are available at the following locations:

Drinking Water Dispensers

Staircase No. 1 of the Library: G/F 1/F P/F 3/F 4/F 5/F
Water Dispensers    



Visit and bookmark this webpage for the latest news on LER Project!

The renovation works will involve some noise and disruption. We apologize for the inconvenience caused. Thank you for your understanding. 

Library Special Reminders During Revision & Exam Period (12 Apr - 15 May 2021)

2021-04-09 08:44 | Notice

Library Hours During Revision & Examination Period

12 Apr - 15 May: 
(Mon-Sun & P.H.)

8:30 - 22:00

Alternative Overnight Study Space
The 24-hour Study Centre located on G/F is now closed but alternative overnight study space is available in CD301 - 304 and Communal Space. For details, please click here.

Quiet Study Environment
Silence must be observed in the Library except in designated areas. Users who do not comply with the policy may be asked to leave the Library.

A Variety of Individual Study Spaces
Study carrels are available on 4/F and 5/F for walk-in use. Research carrels (Zone A and Zone C) and study seats in Research Carrels (Zone B) on 3/F are open for booking by eligible users one day in advance via iBooking System.

Be Considerate and Check out Facilities after Use
Tap your PolyU ID Card on the check-out reader nearby to release your booked group rooms on G/F and 3/F, research carrels, and study seats in carrels on 3/F after use.

Past Examination Papers 
PolyU Examination Paper Database collects the examination papers received from academic departments of the university. Need Past Papers to prepare for your Exam? Try it now!

Please be reminded that Library users are required to always wear a mask properly that covers their mouth and nose, practice social distancing, and observe personal hygiene.