Loan Privileges

 
User Type Material Type Loan Period Loan Quota Maximum Renewal * Fines Hold

Undergraduate
&
Sub-Degree Students

 

Non-academic
&
General Grade Staff

 

Eligible Retired General Grade Staff

Books

28 days 30 84 days $2/day 10 (including PolyU books, AV items (7-day loan), and HKALL books)

HKALL Books #

15 days 15 (quota includes both loans and holds at any one time) 45 days

AV Items +

3 days (Popular movies & drama series) 5 Nil $5/day
7 days (General movies & other AV items) 21 days*

Reserve Books

24 hours / 7 days 4 Nil Hourly loans: $2/hour;
7-day loans:
$2/day
Nil

# HKALL books are for use by PolyU staff and students on all programmes leading to PolyU awards only.
+ Some AV items have been restricted to in-house use only due to very high user demand, copyright restrictions, technical limitations or at the request of teaching staff.
Items may be renewed any number of times from the date of the initial check-out until the due date reaches the limit of the “maximum renewal” period, if the item is not recalled or requested by another user. All loans are subject to recall. Late returns are liable to fines.

User Type Material Type Loan Period Loan Quota Maximum Renewal * Fines Hold

Postgraduate Students

Books

1 term§
(Due one week before a new semester starts)

60 N/A ^ $2/day 15 (including PolyU books, AV items (7-day loan), and HKALL books)

HKALL Books #

30 days 15 (quota includes both loans and holds at any one time) 90 days*

AV Items +

3 days (Popular movies & drama series) 8 Nil $5/day
7 days (General movies & other AV items) 21 days*

Reserve Books

60 hours / 7 days 6 Nil Hourly loans: $2/hour;
7-day loans:
$2/day
Nil

Research Carrels (in South Wing of 4/F & 5/F)

1 day 1 Nil $30/day Nil

# HKALL books are for use by PolyU staff and students on all programmes leading to PolyU awards only.
+ Some AV items have been restricted to in-house use only due to very high user demand, copyright restrictions, technical limitations or at the request of teaching staff.
§ Due for return one week before a new semester starts. All loans are subject to recall. Late returns are liable to fines.
* Items may be renewed any number of times from the date of the initial check-out until the due date reaches the limit of the “maximum renewal” period, if the item is not recalled or requested by another user. All loans are subject to recall. Late returns are liable to fines.
^ N/A: Renewal of term loan items is available 1 month before the term loan due date if no requests or recall on the items. Due date of successful renewals would be the next term loan due date.

User Type Material Type Loan Period Loan Quota Maximum Renewal * Fines Hold

Academic, Research, and Administrative Staff of Equivalent Status

 

Eligible Retired Academic Staff

Books

1 term§
(Due one week before a new semester starts)
60 N/A ^ $2/day 15 (including PolyU books, AV items (7-day loan), and HKALL books)

HKALL Books #

30 days 30 (quota includes both loans and holds at any one time) 90 days*

AV Items + @

3 days (Popular movies & drama series) 8 Nil $5/day
7 days (General movies & other AV items) 21 days*

Reserve Books

60 hours / 7 days 6 Nil Hourly loans: $2/hour;
7-day loans:
$2/day
Nil

Research Carrels (in South Wing of 4/F & 5/F)

1 day 1 Nil $30/day Nil

# HKALL books are for use by PolyU staff and students on all programmes leading to PolyU awards only.
+ Some AV items have been restricted to in-house use only due to very high user demand, copyright restrictions, technical limitations or at the request of teaching staff.
@ Advance bookings of AV items are available to academic staff for teaching purpose.
§ Due for return one week before a new semester starts. All loans are subject to recall. Late returns are liable to fines.
* Items may be renewed any number of times from the date of the initial check-out until the due date reaches the limit of the “maximum renewal” period, if the item is not recalled or requested by another user. All loans are subject to recall. Late returns are liable to fines.
^ N/A: Renewal of term loan items is available 1 month before the term loan due date if no requests or recall on the items. Due date of successful renewals would be the next term loan due date.

User Type Material Type Loan Period Loan Quota Maximum Renewal * Fines Hold

Alumni
(With Library Card)

 
Secondary School Teachers
 
 
Special Borrowers
 
 
JULAC Users

Books

28 days 15 84 days* $2/day 5 (including books and AV items (7-day loan))

AV Items +

3 days (Popular movies & drama series) 2 Nil $5/day
7 days (General movies & other AV items) 21 days*

Reserve Books

24 hours / 7 days 4 Nil Hourly loans: $2/hour;
7-day loans:
$2/day
Nil

+ Some AV items have been restricted to in-house use only due to very high user demand, copyright restrictions, technical limitations or at the request of teaching staff.
Items may be renewed any number of times from the date of the initial check-out until the due date reaches the limit of the “maximum renewal” period, if the item is not recalled or requested by another user. All loans are subject to recall. Late returns are liable to fines.