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, 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

Research Carrels

1 day 1 Nil $30/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, 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.

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.

Research Carrels

3/F Research Carrels are designated to support your private study. Use the online iBooking system to reserve specific research carrels one day in advance. A carrel that is unoccupied 10 minutes after the session starts can also be booked by walk-in UG students..

Postgraduate students from CYBERU or SPEED studying in programmes not leading to PolyU awards and do not possess PolyU ID cards in smart card format can also use Research Carrels on 4/F and 5/F. Those carrels can be borrowed at the Circulation Counter on P/F in person on first-come-first-served basis.

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 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.

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.

Online Tutorials

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

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.

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.

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.