General Staff

Loan Period, Quota and Fines

Material Type Loan Period Loan Quota Renewal Fines Hold

Books

28 days 30 2 $2/day (1-6 days)
$3/day (7-42 days)
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) 2

AV Items #

Popular Movies & drama series (3 days) 5 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

+ - HKALL books are for use by PolyU students and staff only. 

# - 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.

HKALL

Can’t find the book you’re looking for in OneSearch or Library Catalogue? The book you need is unavailable because it has been borrowed by other users? Check HKALL to see whether the title is available for borrowing in other Hong Kong academic libraries, and simply submit an online request to have the book delivered to the PolyU Library for your pick-up.

Library Notices

Due date reminder, overdue, recall, reservation pick-up, and other Library notices will be emailed to your official PolyU email account by default. If you want to receive these notices via your personal email, you may log in myRecord to add the information to your Library account.

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.

24-Hour Study Centre (G/F)

This 24x7 centre is equipped with group study rooms and collaborative area to support group work. After Library closes, PolyU staff and students may enter the centre via Core E entrance.

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 us 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.

Online Reference Enquiry Service

Send your question to the Online Reference Enquiry Service or email lbinf@polyu.edu.hk.

Information Consultancy Service

Make an appointment with Faculty Librarians for more in-depth Library research assistance.

Workshops & Online Tutorials

Learn how to make strategic and effective use of information resources by attending face-to-face workshops or self-paced online tutorials.

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.

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.

Notebook Computers / Tablets Loan

A number of notebook PCs, macbooks, and tablets are provided for short term loan to support collaborative and individual study in the Library.

Wi-Fi Services

Follow the wireless LAN setup and login procedure in the ITS website to connect your notebook and mobile device to PolyU Wi-Fi network.

Mobile Access

Connect to Library resources anytime, anywhere, via the official iPolyU App, AirPAC (the mobile Library Catalogue), or mobile friendly databases optimized for your handheld devices.

Off-campus Access

Most e-resources can be accessed off-campus through the Library website with your NetID and NetPassword.