Past Notices

Updates on the Use of Library Computing Facilities for Library Card Holders

2020-06-10 15:06 | Notice

Effective 10 June 2020, public PCs located in Multimedia Commons (3/F North Wing) and i-Space (4/F North Wing) have been designated for use and login by PolyU/CPCE students and staff only to support their studies and research. PolyU/CPCE students and staff can book these computers one day in advance using the Library iBooking system.

Other Library card holders can access the rest of the PCs (excluding PCs located in 3/F Multimedia Commons and 4/F i-Space), guest PCs, printers, photocopiers and scanning services available on all floors of the Library on a walk-in basis.

Updates for Graduate and Special Borrower Library Card Holders

2020-05-25 17:51 | Notice

Updates for Graduate and Special Borrower Library Card Holders
 

In order to ensure that there is sufficient distance between study seats, the Library was reopened on 4 May 2020 with 72% fewer seats while making provisions for PolyU students taking the University’s 1st round of On-Campus Examination.


PolyU Library consistently has the highest usage among UGC-funded university libraries and is heavily used by our students. Therefore, after the completion of the Summer Term and the 2nd round of On-Campus Examinations in mid-August, the Library will then review the feasibility of resuming access for Graduate and Special Borrower Library Card Holders. The Library will also continuously monitor the situation of the pandemic and whenever possible, will come up with probably arrangements to accomodate access for Graduate and Special Borrower card holders as soon as practicable. 

 

 

Special Arrangement to Opt for Partial Refund of Fees

Graduate and Special Borrower Library Card Holders who no longer require the use of Library services can opt to request for a pro-rated refund of fees. Pro-rated refund will be calculated based on the period in which the Library was closed from 11 Nov 2019 till the card expiry date printed on the Library Card (both dates inclusive). Details of how to request for refunds will be announced by early June.

 

If you would like to continue using our services, after the access has been resumed, the Library will then extend the validity of Library Cards based on the number of days the Library was physically inaccessible to Graduate and Special Borrower Library Card Holders.

 

Return of Borrowed Items

To allow more PolyU students to access Library collection, we encourage borrowed items to be returned at your convenience via the Library’s 24-hour Book Drop located outside the campus turnstiles on Podium Level (near public footbridge towards Exit A Hung Hom MTR Station). 

 

Enquiries

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us via the following channels:

We regret for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your understanding.

Library Reopening on 4 May 2020

2020-04-30 10:20 | Notice

The Library will reopen to PolyU students and staff from 4 May 2020 and Graduate and Special Borrower Library card holders from 15 June 2020. Opening hours are 8:30am-10:00pm Mon-Sat and 12:00nn-9:00pm Sun (excluding public holidays). The 24 Hour Study Centre, G/F Quiet Study Zone and all group rooms of the Library will remain closed.

All users are required to wear a mask when in the Library. Please do not move the tables and chairs around so as to keep a safe social distance.  Visit our Library Facebook / IG to see the new arrangement of the Library physical space.

While the Library is reopened, the HKALL and Interlibrary Loan Service will resume as well. Also, i-Booking for computers, designated database workstations and  i-Space facilities will resume. All group rooms remain closed.

Return of Library Items and Waiving of Fines 

  • PolyU students and staff should return their borrowed items on or before the specified due date as far as possible. The due date of your borrowed item(s) can be checked via login to myRecord using your PolyU NetID.
  • Please return Library items to the book drop situated below the Loan & Return Counter, or via the book drop outside Library when Library is closed.
  • Library items returned on or before 30 Jun 2020, will have their overdue fines waived. This applies to library materials with due dates previously extended up to 20 Jan 2020, or due on or after 29 Jan 2020.

Before your visit to the Library, please refer to the Library Homepage for the latest service updates and opening hours.

Enquiries

Please contact us via the following channels:  

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 7:00 pm on Monday to 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 

To ensure that staff & students continue to have access to our collection, during this period, the Library will acquire for institutional access, an e-version of a book, where available,  even when a print copy is available in the Library. Staff and students can submit their recommendations here for acquisitions of specific book titles.  

  • Self-paced Library Online Courses on Learn@PolyU

Two online courses has been launched on so that students and staff can learn about Library Resources and tools in their own pace:

Research Consultations with Faculty Librarians will continue during the period.  Consultations can be done over the phone or even via Skype. Staff and students can make an appointment with your Faculty Librarian using the Research Consultation Appointment Form.

  • HKALL and Interlibrary Loan Services

HKALL and Interlibrary Loan Service will be temporarily suspended.

  • Interim Expanded Access to e-Resources for Online Learning and Teaching

To support students, faculties and researchers for their online learning, teaching and research activities during this period, a growing number of publishers/content providers are offering interim expanded access to part or all of their e-resources. The Library has consolidated a list of these resources  and will keep updating the information from time to time.

  • Return of Library Items and Waiving of Fines  
  • If needed, users can choose to return their borrowed items at a later date. Items returned within one week after face-to-face classes resume on campus will have their overdue fines waived. This applies to library materials with due dates previously extended up to 20 Jan 2020, or due on or after 29 Jan 2020. Please ignore the overdue notice automatically generated during this period.
  • Users may return Library items via the Library's 24-hour Book Drop located outside the campus turnstiles on the Podium Level near public footbridge towards Exit A Hung Hom MTR Station.


Please always refer to the Library homepage for latest service hours and arrangements before your visit.

Enquiries 

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us via the following channels:  

 

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. 

Physical Resources Retrieval Service for PolyU Staff & Students

  • While the P/F reopens, the rest of the Library Spaces remain closed. 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).

HKALL and Interlibrary Loan Services

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 Interlibary Loan Service

Computer and Printing

Computers, printing, scanning and photocopying services are available for users on a first-come, first-served basis.  Users are encouraged to bring their own notebooks and use Wi-Fi printing

Bloomberg Workstation (P/F)

Eligible users can book a Bloomberg workstation located on the P/F using the Library iBooking System.

Access to i-Space Equipment by Appointment

PolyU staff and students can access and make use of certain i-Space facilities and equipment by making an appointment at the Library iBooking System.

Click here for more information about the booking arrangements of i-Space equipment.

Return of Library Items and Waiving of Fines

  • To continue facilitating teaching and learning, users can return their borrowed items on or before the specified due date as far as possible. The due date of your borrowed item(s) can be checked via login to myRecord using your PolyU NetID.
  • Please return Library items to the book drop situated below the Loan & Return Counter, or via the 24-hour book drop outside Library when Library is closed.
  • Users can also choose to return their items at a later date. Items returned within one week after face-to-face classes resume on campus will have their overdue fines waived. This applies to library materials with due dates previously extended up to 20 Jan 2020, or due on or after 29 Jan 2020.  Please ignore the overdue notices automatically generated during this period

 

Enquiries

Please contact us via the following channels:  

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.

Purchase of e-versions of print books in course reading lists

To facilitate online teaching and learning, the Library has been acquiring over 1,600 e-version of print books listed in course reading lists. By doing this, students can have 24x7 accessibility to core course teaching resources. The titles will be added into the Library’s collection as and when it is available. Do look out for them!

Enquiries

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us via the following channels:

Pao Yue-kong Library
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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.

Users can also choose to return their items via the Library’s 24-hour Book Drop located outside the campus turnstiles on Podium Level (near public footbridge towards Exit A Hung Hom MTR Station).

Enquiries

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us via the following channels:

Pao Yue-kong Library
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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).

Return of Library Items and Waiving of Fines

To continue facilitating teaching and learning, users can return their borrowed items on or before the specified due date as far as possible. Due date of your borrowed item(s) can be checked via login to myRecord using your PolyU NetID.

During 9:00am – 7:00pm (Monday – Friday), please return Library items to the book drop situated below the Loan & Return Counter, or via the 24-hour book drop outside Library when Library is closed.

Users can also choose to return their items at a later date. Items returned within one week after face-to-face classes resume on campus will have their overdue fines waived. This applies to library materials with due dates previously extended up to 20 Jan 2020, or due on or after 29 Jan 2020. Please ignore the overdue notices automatically generated during this period

Support for Online Learning and Teaching 

The Library offers a wide variety of electronic resources and services to support online learning and teaching.  Please refer to the guides below for a quick summary. 

eBook Recommendation for Print Titles

To ensure that Staff & Students continue to have access to our collection, during this period, the Library will acquire for institutional access, an e-version of a book, where available,  even when a print copy is available in the Library. Staff and Students can submit their recommendations here for acquisitions of specific book titles.  

Self-paced Library Online Courses on Learn@PolyU

Two online courses has been launched on so that Students and Staff can learn about Library Resources and tools in their own pace:

Virtual Research Consultation

Research Consultations with Faculty Librarians will continue during the period of online learning/teaching.  Consultations can be done over the phone or even via Skype. Staff and Students can make an appointment with your Faculty Librarian using the Research Consultation Appointment Form.

Enquiries

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us via the following channels:  

Use Resource List to find your course readings - in one place!

2020-02-07 19:00 | Notice

Want to find the books, readings and other materials prescribed by your instructor for each course?

 

Use Resource List on your Blackboard (Learn@PolyU) course page now!


​Resource List provides you with easy access to reading materials prescribed by your instructors for particular module right inside your Blackboard course page, including books, readings and other online resources.

 

This video shows the steps on how to access your course Resource List.

 

Should you have any queries, please feel free to contact your Faculty Librarian  or call us at  2766-6863  (9 am – 5 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding Public Holidays) during this period. 

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?

 

PolyU OER Portal (http://oer.lib.polyu.edu.hk) features hundreds of quality and up-to-date discipline-specific teaching materials, activities, and learning exercises that are hand-picked by faculty librarians from internationally renowned and creditable sources. Resources on our portal are organized under eight PolyU disciplines (and GEC) for easy discovery. You can also explore OERs by subject disciplinecourse code, keywords, and resource types so that relevant resources could be located and embedded into Course Resource List (quick guide here) swiftly.

 

PolyU Open Educational Resources Portal is a service from the Pao Yue-kong Library to facilitate the PolyU community to discover, integrate and share quality open-licensed teaching and learning resources that reside in the public domain. You can also explore the Library's collection of OER portals around the world for further inspirations!

 

Embed OERs in your Resource List and let your students seamlessly connect to teaching materials directly from Learn@PolyU.

HSS2011 Human Anatomy is an example of a resource list where the Course Instructor embedded his own OERs into the Resource list.

Steps to add materials into Resource List can be found in this Guide.

 

For further assistance, contact your Faculty Librarian  or call us at  2766-6863  (9 am – 5 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding Public Holidays) during this period.

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