Alumni

PolyU alumni can either apply for (1) Library Card (Graduate) or (2) Off-campus Access Library Number (Graduate) with different Library privileges as shown below:

  Library Card (Graduate) Off-campus Access Library Number (Graduate)

On-site Access

Yes
No
Borrowing Privileges
Yes
No
In-house Use of e-Resources
Yes
No
Off-campus Access to selected e-Resources
Yes
Yes

Details of the application fees and procedures can be found at the e-forms.

Loan Period, Quota and Fines

Material Type Loan Period Loan Quota Renewal Fines Hold

Books

28 days 15 2 $2/day (1-6 days)
$3/day (7-42 days)
5 (including books and AV items (7-day loan))

AV Items #

Popular Movies & drama series (3 days) 2 2 (only for items on 7-day loan) $5/day (1-6 days)
$10/day (7-15 days)
Other AV items (7 days)

Reserve Books

24 hours / 7 days 4 Nil Hourly loans: $2/hour;
7-day loans:
$2/day (1-6 days)
$3/day (7-42 days)
Nil

# - Some AV items have been restricted for in-house use only due to very high user demand, copyright restriction, technical limitation or at the request of teaching staff.

Library Notices

Due date reminder, overdue, recall, reservation pick-up, and other Library notices will be emailed to your registered personal email account provided in the application form.

Copiers, Printers, Scanners

Black & white photocopiers and printers can be found on all floors, while colour printers and scanners are located on 3/F. 3D printer, large format plotters, thermal binders, lamination services are also available at the Technical Support Desk in 3/F Research Enhancement Centre. Octopus cards are accepted for payment.

To use the Library's mobile priting service, a university NetID is required to access the PolyU Wifi network. For details, please refer to the instruction below under "IT Support".

Group Discussion Areas

Discussion Zone 1 & 2 (G/F) are furnished with furniture for groups work. Group Viewing Rooms at 3/F Multimedia Commons are equipped with projectors or LED monitors for presentation preparation. The Multipurpose Hall (P/F) and Research Lounge (5/F) are also available for quiet discussion.

Current Awareness Centre

A lounge-type environment with easy access to new books on display, latest issues of popular magazines, daily newspapers, and PolyU Reads Collection.

LibCafe@PolyU

Need a break to refresh your mind? LibCafe provides you with a lively and stimulating atmosphere for social interaction and idea exchange. A wide selection of food, beverages and snacks are served at a discount.

Have questions on using Library resources? The Library can help you in the following ways:

Research Help Desk

Ask a librarian at the Research Enhancement Centre (3/F) or call at 2766-6863.

WhatsApp Enquiry Service

Contact us on WhatsApp at 6423-0820. 9:00 am - 7:00 pm (Mon - Sat) and 12:00 nn - 7:00 pm (Sun/public holidays when Library opens). Enquiry received after 7:00 pm will be responded next service day.

Guides

Find quick tips through (1) How-to Videos, (2) Did You Know Tips on Library Research and (3) Research Guides on various subjects and topics to kick-start your research papers efficiently.

Online Tutorials

Learn how to make strategic and effective use of information resources from the self-paced online tutorials.

Computers

Hundreds of PC workstations are provided for multi-purpose use on various floors. A number of iMacs and PCs with graphics software applications are available on the 3/F. Many of them can be reserved one day in advance via iBooking System.

Wi-Fi Services

For PolyU alumni who graduated after April 2011, please follow the wireless LAN setup and login procedure in the ITS website to connect your notebook and mobile device to PolyU Wi-Fi network. For PolyU alumni who graduated before April 2011, you are required to register for an alumni NetID in order to access the PolyU Wi-Fi network. A free Wi-Fi service by Wi-Fi.HK is also provided to the general public. To connect, please refer to these set-up instructions.

Off-campus Access

Log in with your Library Number and PIN to access over 80 databases with off-campus access code "A". The selected e-resources are subject to change due to license agreements.