Temporary Suspension of Borrowing Service (6 June – mid-July 2017)

To facilitate the process of migration to a new library system in July 2017, borrowing service with JULAC Library Card is temporarily suspended from 6 June to mid-July.

All borrowed items are due on 15 Jun 2017.

Loan Period, Quota and Fines
(For JULAC Borrower's Cardholders Only)

Material Type Loan Period Loan Quota Renewal Fines Hold


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)

# - 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.

Copiers, Printers, Scanners

Black & white photocopiers and printers can be found on all floors, while colour printers and scanners are located on 3/F. 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.

Group Discussion Areas

Discussion Zone 1 & 2 (G/F) are furnished with furniture for groups work. 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.


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.

Online Tutorials

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

Wi-Fi Services

Follow the wireless LAN setup and login procedure of provided by your University to connect the notebook and mobile device to Universities WiFi or Eduroam network.