iBooking Computers

The following computers are available for advance booking in the iBooking System.

Computer 3/F North Wing 4/F i-Space
Multipurpose PCs Yes Yes
Graphic PCs Yes  
Database Workstations   Yes
Bloomberg Workstations   Yes


Eligible Users

Multipurpose PCs / Graphic PCs / Database Workstations

  • PolyU/CPCE staff and students

Bloomberg Workstations

  • PolyU staff and students enrolled on programmes leading to PolyU awards
The use of iBooking Computers is restricted to PolyU/CPCE students and staff only.


Reservation Policy

  • Reservations can be made 1 day in advance starting from 8:30 AM.
  • Duration of each booking session is 1 hour.
  • The maximum number of sessions that can be reserved:
    Computer Maximum number of time sessions (including Booked, Claimed, Finished and No-show status)
    • Multipurpose PCs
    • Graphic PCs
    • Database Workstations
    4 sessions per day
    • Bloomberg Workstations
    2 sessions per day
  • Users can select multiple consecutive time sessions in one single reservation record.
  • Users can reserve the current session of the facility only (if available) when they have used up their booking quota.
  • Users can only reserve one facility for the same time session.


Check-in & Check-out

  • Users are required to log in their reserved PC with their own NetID and NetPassword.
  • All sessions in the same reservation record will be cancelled and released to other users if users do not log in the PC within 10 minutes after the booking session starts. The no-shows will still count towards the booking quota.
  • Users are required to check out the PC to end the session before they leave.
  • Reminders will pop up on the PC screen at the last 10, 5 and 2 minutes before the current session expires to alert users to save their files. The current user will be checked out automatically and the PC will return to the login page for the next session once the current session expires.
  • The above check-in and check-out requirement does NOT apply to Macintosh computers. Users who have booked the Macintosh computers can directly use them without having to check in.


User Guidelines

  • The use of PCs shall comply with Library regulations. Users who violate the regulations will be subject to disciplinary action.
  • The PCs are provided to support learning, teaching and research only.
  • Users should not connect the PCs with their own equipment without the prior consent of Library staff.
  • Always save your files to your own devices or cloud storage services. All data will be erased once the computer is restarted or turned off. The Library will not be responsible for any loss or damage to your files.
  • For Macintosh computers, you are advised to log out and release the PC to other users if you no longer need to work on the reserved PC.
  • The Library reserves the right to remove any unattended belongings from the desk and release the PC to other users if it is left unattended for over 30 minutes. The Library will not be responsible for any loss or damage to your belongings and files.
  • The Library reserves the right to allocate any available PC to users, or remove PCs from service as needed such as maintenance purposes and events.