Loan Period, Quota and Fines
|Material Type||Loan Period||Loan Quota||Renewal||Fines||Hold|
|Term loans (i.e. one week before a new semester starts)||60||2||$2/day (1-6 days)
$3/day (7-42 days)
|15 (including PolyU books, AV items (7-day loan), and HKALL books)|
HKALL Books +
|30 days||15 (quota includes both loans and holds at any one time)||2|
|Popular Movies & drama series (3 days)||8||2 (only for items on 7-day loan)||$5/day (1-6 days)
$10/day (7-15 days)
|Other AV items (7 days)|
|60 hours / 7 days||6||Nil||Hourly loans: $2/hour;
$2/day (1-6 days)
$3/day (7-42 days)
+ - 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.
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.
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.
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.
Looking for a place to work with your classmates around the clock? 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.
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.
Over 130 individual research carrels are designated for your private study. Self-check carrels on the 3/F can be reserved in advance via iBooking System, while other carrels on the 4/F and 5/F are for loan on first-come-first-served basis at the Circulation Counter (P/F).
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 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
Information Consultancy Service
Make an appointment with Faculty Librarians for more in-depth Library research assistance.
A one-stop platform for you to gain easy access to information at different stages of the research cycle - Research Preparation, Handling Research Output, Publishing, and Connection.
Learn how to make strategic and effective use of information resources by attending face-to-face workshops or self-paced online tutorials.
If your are interested in a topic that is not covered in the workshops currently offered, depending on the number of students, we may arrange an Information Consultancy Session or a Library Workshop on a specific topic of your research need upon your request.
If any research literatures you need are not held at PolyU Library, you can request them from local or overseas libraries through the ILLiad system.
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.
Have trouble creating a reference list for your research paper? EndNote is the reference management too that helps you gather, manage, store and share citations, as well as create bibliographies in various citation styles of your choice.
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.
A number of notebook PCs, macbooks, and tablets are provided for short term loan to support collaborative and individual study in the Library.
Follow the wireless LAN setup and login procedure in the ITS website to connect your notebook and mobile device to PolyU Wi-Fi network.
Print from your personal notebook PCs to black and white printers after installing the printer driver available at Library Homepage and logging onto PolyUWLAN network. Wi-Fi printing from Android or iOS mobile devices is also available on selected printers.
Most e-resources can be accessed off-campus through the Library website with your NetID and NetPassword.
With this card you can access to and borrow books from other UGC-funded academic libraries. Application is free of charge. To apply, bring a passport size photo (soft copy) to the Circulation Counter of PolyU Library. (For UGC-funded or PolyU’s self-financed postgraduate degree students only)
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.