PolyU CPCE Students (SPEED/HKCC Award)

Loan Period, Quota and Fines

For Postgraduate Students in SPEED/CYBERU programmes

Material Type Loan Period Loan Quota Maximum
Fines Hold
Books 1 term§ (excl. Reserve books & other short-term items) 60 N/A# $2/day  15 (including PolyU books and AV items (7-day loan))
AV Items # Hourly loan AV items including Reserve AV items (3 hours) 8 Nil $2/hour
Popular Movies & drama series (3 days) Nil $5/day 
Other AV items (7 days) 21 days*
Reserve Books 60 hours / 7 days 6 Nil Hourly loans: $2/hour;
7-day loans:
i-Space digital equipment Please click here for details.

For Undergraduate Students in CPCE/SPEED programmes

Material Type Loan Period Loan Quota Maximum
Fines Hold
Books 28 days 30 84 days* $2/day  10 (including PolyU books and AV items (7-day loan))
AV Items # Hourly loan AV items including Reserve AV items (3 hours) 5 Nil $2/hour
Popular Movies & drama series (3 days) Nil $5/day 
Other AV items (7 days) 21 days*
Reserve Books 24 hours / 7 days 4 Nil Hourly loans: $2/hour;
7-day loans:

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

§ Due for return one week before a new semester starts. All loans are subject to recall.

* Items may be renewed any number of times from the date of the initial check-out until the due date reaches the limit of the “maximum renewal” period, if the item is not recalled or requested by another user. Late returns / renewals are liable to fines.

¤ Renewal of term loan items is available 1 month before the term loan due date if no requests or recall on the items. Due date of successful renewals would be the next term loan due date. 

Library Notices

Due date reminder, overdue, recall, reservation pick-up, and other Library notices will be emailed to your SPEED/CPCE email account provided.

Access to e-Resources

e-Resources including e-books, e-journals, abstract and full-text databases, and a variety of multimedia materials are available. CPCE students can only access most e-Resources via the computers in the PolyU Library.


Located on the 3/F and 4/F North Wing, the i-Space is an experiential learning space for students from all disciplines. The i-Space is equipped with digital facilities to help students develop a spirit of innovation.
Highlights of the digital facilities:

  • The VR Experience Zone provides you with entry-level virtual reality (VR) head-mounted displays to experience 360˚ videos and other VR applications.
  • The IoT Corner provides you with the tools, sensors, and mainboards to create intelligent Internet of Things (IoT) devices to capture data from the environment.
  • 3D Scanners help you to capture real world object into digital model that can be used to construct 3D image in Virtual Reality.
  • The Digtial Makerspace is installed with easy-to-use digital fabrication tools, including a laser cutter, a vinyl cutter, a large-format printer and 3D printers, to help you prototype your ideas.
  • The Digital Visualisation Room is equipped with a high-speed PC and video wall to display high resolution graphics on a multi-monitor setup.

Quiet Study Areas

Quiet, individual study spaces are available on 6/F, 5/F, 4/F and 1/F. Conversations in whispered voices are allowed but should be kept to a minimum.

Group Discussion Areas

Group Discussion Areas support discussion and collaboration within designated areas in the Library:

24 Hour Study Centre

24-Hour Study Centre (1/F) provides group study and quiet study spaces in separate areas. During the overnight access period, the Centre is only accessible via the 1/F entrance opposite to the Campus Control Centre (P111).

Notice that participants of different programmes/courses in the CPCE are granted with different entitlements of access to facilities and services. They should refer to the respective CPCE programme/course information for entitlements to access the 24-Hour Study Centre after Library closes.

Current Awareness Centre

Current Awareness Centre, a comfortable lounge area located near the Library entrance, is designed to bring you easy access to new books, the latest issues of popular magazines and daily newspapers, and the PolyU Reads Collection for leisure reading.


LibCafé@PolyU is an ideal spot to take a break and refresh your mind while inside the Library. The LibCafé provides a lively and simulating atmosphere for social interaction and ideas exchange. An ample selection of food, beverage and snacks are served at a discount to students.


Eligible to use Walk-in & Guest Public PCs at all floors, they are installed with popular software applications. You may also access to special software via Bookable PC on 3/F & 4/F North Wing, it is available for booking using the online iBooking system.

Printing, Scanning & Copying

Find black-and-white printers and photocopiers on every floor of the Library; some of the machines support colour printing and scanning. Access to 3D Printers, thermal binder and lamination services is also available at the Technical Support Desk. Payment by Octopus card is accepted.

Wi-Fi Services

Follow the wireless LAN setup and login procedure in the CPCE ITU website to connect your notebook and mobile device to eduroam network.

Battery Recharging

If your mobile device is low on battery, drop by the Battery Recharging Stations on 1/F, P/F, 4/F, 5/F and 6/F for a quick charge.

Guides & Tutorials

The starting place for research and study. Get tips and links to Library tools and resources to begin your research in any subject.

InfoLit for U (MOOC)

Enroll in this massive open online course (MOOC) to equip yourself with the skills to face the challenges of 21st century information use. Co-developed by the 8 UGC-funded university libraries and led by PolyU Library, the course presents specific information scenarios to engage students from different disciplines. Through videos, exercises, and built-in toolkits, this course will help you develop your information skills and to make the most of your learning in University and beyond.

Library Workshops & Tours

Learn how to make strategic and effective use of information resources by attending face-to-face workshops. Don’t forget to join a Library Tour to discover our new facilities and services, so that you can make the best use of them!

Have questions about using the Library’s resources and services? The Library can help you in the following ways:

Enquiry Counter (P/F)

Get instant assistance from our colleague in person or call us at 2766-6863.

WhatsApp Enquiry Service

Send us a WhatsApp at 2766-6863, and we will respond between 9am and 7pm (Monday to Saturday) and 12 noon to 7pm (Sunday) when the Library is open.

Online Enquiry

Send questions through the online form.

For current year graduates, library privileges are extended up to 15 March for those confirmed with graduation status before 16 March, or 30 September for those confirmed the status between 16 March to 30 September, or upon the expiry of their student identity cards, whichever is earlier.