Past Notices

Library Workshop slides are NOW available for downloading

2019-12-12 08:47 | Notice

The complete set of slides for Library Workshops scheduled for this semester is now available online. You can download them with your NetID and NetPassword. Feel free to contact our instructors  or Faculty Librarians if you would like to have further discussion regarding the slides.
 
Some Featured Workshop Handouts:
Theme 1: Essential skill for academic success

Theme 2: Staying focused: tapping on specialized information tools

Theme 3: Reference management tools

Theme 4: Research analysis: tools to support authors and scholarly publishing

For the complete set of workshop handouts, please visit here.
 
Should you have any queries, please feel free to contact us by email or phone calls at 2766-6863 (9 am – 5 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding Public Holidays) during the period of closure. 

Locate Library Online Resources by Discipline

2019-12-09 10:30 | Notice

The Library provides various online resources to support your learning and research needs. Librarians have put together subject guides for different disciplines so that you can continue to explore and use these online resources available to you while being off campus:

Disciplines Subject Guides Relevant Online Databases
Applied Science & Textiles Link Link
Business   Link Link
Construction & Environment Link Link
Design   Link Link
Engineering   Link Link
Health Science   Link Link
Hotel and Tourism Management   Link Link
Humanities   Link Link
Social Science  Link Link

Contact your Faculty Librarians for information or research consultation. During Library closure, Faculty Librarians can also set up a consultation via Skype. Do email your Faculty Librarians to make an appointment. 

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

 

Special Loan Arrangements for PolyU Students and Staff During Library Closure

2019-12-03 12:26 | Notice

As the Library building will be closed until further notice, with effect from 6 Dec 2019, the Library will set up a temporary service point for book pick up and return next to the Hall Reception Counter of the Homantin Halls of Residence.
 
Library Temporary Book Pick-up and Return Service Point at Homantin Halls of Residence
 

Eligible users: PolyU students and staff with valid PolyU ID card only

 

Service Hours: 9am - 5pm (Mon - Fri) excluding public holidays


Address: Next to Hall Reception Counter, G/F, PolyU Student Halls of Residence, 15 Fat Kwong Street, Homantin
(A location map can be found here.)



HKALL – Book Pick-up
With the above temporary service point, HKALL requesting service is now resumed. Eligible users can request books from other UGC-funded libraries via HKALL and pick up at the temporary service point within five days upon receiving Library email notification. 
 
Book Return
Users can return books borrowed from PolyU Library and HKALL at this temporary service point. 



 

Extended Due Date for All Library Items Checked Out Before 11 Nov 2019

The due date of Library items borrowed from the PolyU Library before 11 Nov 2019 has been extended to 20 Jan 2020 (or up to the expiry date of your PolyU ID card / Library Card). No overdue fines will be incurred for items due during the period of Library closure. This applies to all books (incl. HKALL, Interlibrary Loan and Reserve Books), AV-items, and i-Space equipment.

 

 
Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Services (ILL&DDS)
Requests for articles and book chapters via Document Delivery Service will remain normal but fulfilment for some of them may be affected. 

Interlibrary Loan requests for books, conference proceedings, theses, and patents will be suspended until the Library reopens.  Users who borrowed books (overseas & local) using the Interlibrary Loan service can return them at the Library after its reopens. 
 


Users are advised to check the Library Website for latest updates on Library Services. You can also contact the Library should you have any enquiries.

Special Arrangements for Library Closure

2019-11-29 12:30 | Notice

In view of the special circumstances, the Library has introduced the following measures and services to support your research, learning and teaching needs:

Extended Due Date for Library Items Checked Out Before 11 Nov 2019

The due date of Library items borrowed from PolyU Library before 11 Nov 2019 has now been extended to 20 Jan 2020 (or up to the expiry date of your PolyU ID card / Library Card). No overdue fines will be incurred for items due during the period of Library closure. This applies to all books (incl. HKALL and Reserve Books), AV-items, and i-Space equipment.
 

Information Consultancy with Faculty Librarians via Skype
Faculty Librarians will offer information/research consultation for current PolyU staff and students via Skype during Library closure. Please email your Faculty Librarians to set up an appointment. 
 
Library Online Guides and Workshop Handouts
You may refer to the various Library Guides such as finding journal articlesEndnote and a series of Subject Guides created by your Faculty Librarian. In addition, full handouts for all workshops planned for this semester will be made available from 6 December 2019. You can download via the Workshop Handout page for your self-learning.
 
Email and Phone Enquiries
During the Library closure, you can still contact us via the following methods:
 
·       Email
·       Phone calls 2766-6863 (9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday, exclude Public Holidays)
·       Email to your Faculty Librarian for subject-specific enquiries

*WhatsApp service will not be available during this period.
 
 
As the current situation is constantly evolving, the Library will consider making necessary adjustments to accommodate our users. Users are advised to check the Library Website for latest updates on Library Services.

Air-conditioning System Inspection and Repair Work on 3/F, 1/F and G/F (22 Oct - 6 Nov)

2019-10-22 11:05 | Notice

FMO will carry out air-conditioning system inspection and repair work at the ceiling from 22 Oct to 6 Nov 2019 on 3/F, 1/F and G/F.

Noise is unavoidable during the work period. We apologize for any inconvenience caused. Please approach the nearest counter if you need assistance

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

2019-09-06 09:23 | Notice

Please note the special opening hours of the Library during Mid-Autumn Festival & the day following Mid-Autumn Festival:

13 Sep 2019 (Fri)
8:30am - 7:00pm

14 Sep 2019 (Sat)
Closed

The 24-Hour Study Centre (G/F) can be accessed via the Core E entrance after Library closes. Please present your PolyU staff / student ID cards to the security guard before entering.

Door Repair Work on P/F (5 Sep AM)

2019-09-05 09:02 | Notice

Door maintenance work will be carried out outside LibCafe on 5 Sep morning. The booking of computer workstations (PF WS19 - PF WS22) will be suspended and the color printer L203C will be blocked. Noise is unavoidable during the work period.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused. Please approach the nearest counter if you need assistance.

Furniture Re-arrangement in L301 (REC) on 27 Aug - 29 Aug 2019

2019-08-26 10:13 | Notice

Furniture re-arrangement in L301 will be carried out from 27 Aug - 29 Aug. The booking of computer workstations (REC WS05 to REC WS33) will be suspended. Noise is unavoidable during the work period. We apologize for any inconvenience caused. Please approach the nearest counter if you need assistance.

Temporary Closure of 5/F and 4/F Entrance and Staircase for Rubber Flooring Modification Works (22 July 2019 – 29 July 2019)

2019-07-22 10:15 | Notice

Staircase and entrance in 5/F and 4/F will be temporarily closed for rubber flooring modification works as follows:

Location Work Period Arrangement
Entrance at front staircase on 5/F and 4/F 22 July 2019 – 24 July 2019
  • The front staircase from 5/F to 3/F will be closed
  • Male student toilet at 5/F front staircase will be closed
  • Female student toilet at 4/F front staircase will be closed
  • Drinking dispenser at 5/F and 4/F will be suspended
Entrance at back staircase on 5/F and 4/F 24 July 2019 – 29 July 2019
  • The back staircase from 5/F to 3/F will be closed
  • student toilet at 5/F back staircase will be closed
  • Male student toilet at 4/F back staircase will be closed

The schedule may be slightly adjusted according to the work progress.

Noise is unavoidable during the work period. We apologize for any inconvenience caused. Please approach the nearest counter if you need assistance.

Waterproofing work to courtyard outside 1/F North Wing (7 June – 14 June 2019)

2019-06-06 17:06 | Notice

Waterproofing work will be carried out at courtyard outside 1/F North Wing from 7 June to 14 June 2019. Noise is unavoidable during the work period. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

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