PolyU CPCE Students (SPEED/HKCC)

Loan Period, Quota and Fines

For Postgraduate Students in SPEED/CYBERU programmes

Material Type Loan Period Loan Quota

Maximum
Renewal*

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#

Popular Movies & drama series (3 days) 8 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:
$2/day
Nil

 

         

For Undergraduate Students in CPCE/SPEED programmes

Material Type Loan Period Loan Quota Maximum
Renewal*
Fines Hold

Books

28 days 30 84 days* $2/day 10 (including PolyU books and AV items (7-day loan))

AV Items #

Popular Movies & drama series (3 days) 5 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:
$2/day
Nil

# - 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. Late returns are liable to fines.

* - 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. All loans are subject to recall. Late return 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.

Quiet Study Areas

Quiet, individual study spaces are available on 5/F, 4/F, 1/F, and in L003 on G/F. Conversations in whispered voices are allowed but should be kept to a minimum.

Research Carrels

Selected carrels that are unoccupied 10 minutes after the session starts can be reserved by walk-in CPCE students via the iBooking System.

Group Discussion Areas

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

  • G/F Group Study Zones & 4/F i-Space are furnished to support group study activities.
  • 3/F Group Viewing Rooms & G/F Project Rooms are equipped with whiteboards & LED monitors to help students plan and prepare for presentations.
  • The P/F Multipurpose Hall is an enclosed area for quiet discussion.

24 Hour Study Centre

24-Hour Study Centre (G/F) is equipped with project rooms and collaborative spaces for group work, as well as individual study spaces for quiet study. After Library opening hours, PolyU students and staff may enter the 24-Hour Study Centre via the Core E entrance.

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

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.

Computers

Book one of the hundreds of desktop computers available at the Library, each installed with popular software applications, 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 Station on P/F, 4/F and 5/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.

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 6423-0820, 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.