Loan Period, Quota and Fines
|Material Type||Loan Period||Loan Quota||Renewal||Fines||Hold|
|Term loans (i.e. one week before a new semester starts)||60||2||$2/day (1-6 days)
$3/day (7-42 days)
|15 (including PolyU books, AV items (7-day loan))|
|Popular Movies & drama series (3 days)||8||2 (only for items on 7-day loan)||$5/day (1-6 days)
$10/day (7-15 days)
|Other AV items (7 days)|
|60 hours / 7 days||6||Nil||Hourly loans: $2/hour;
$2/day (1-6 days)
$3/day (7-42 days)
# - 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.
Due date reminder, overdue, recall, reservation pick-up, and other Library notices will be emailed to your personal email account provided.
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.
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.
Over 130 individual research carrels are designated for your private study. Self-check carrels on the 3/F can be reserved in advance via iBooking System, while other carrels on the 4/F and 5/F are for loan on first-come-first-served basis at the Circulation Counter (P/F).
A lounge-type environment with easy access to new books on display, latest issues of popular magazines, daily newspapers, and PolyU Reads Collection.
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.
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.
Learn how to make strategic and effective use of information resources from the self-paced online tutorials.
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.
A free Wi-Fi service by Wi-Fi.HK is provided to all visitors and the general public. To connect, please refer to this set-up instructions. Wi-Fi services provided by Y5Zone and PCCW are also available in the Library. Subscribers may now connect to the internet through those networks. Non-subscribers may purchase a day pass online for temporary use.
Selected e-resources can be accessed off-campus through the Library website with your Library Number and PIN.