Special Borrowers

Borrowing privileges may be granted to:

(1) Full-time teachers of registered secondary schools of Hong Kong
(2) Senior staff of commercial, industrial, educational, or professional organizations

Details of the application fees and procedures can be downloaded at the e-forms.

Loan Period, Quota and Fines

Material Type Loan Period Loan Quota Maximum
Renewal*
Fines Hold

Books

28 days 15 84 days* $2/day 5 (including PolyU books, AV items (7-day loan))

AV Items #

Popular Movies & drama series (3 days) 2 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 restriction, technical limitation or at the request of teaching staff.

* - 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.

Library Notices

Due date reminder, overdue, recall, reservation pick-up, and other Library notices will be emailed to your registered email account during registration.

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.

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.
  • The P/F Multipurpose Hall is an enclosed area for quiet discussion.

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.

Computers

Book one of the hundreds of desktop computers available at the Library, each installed with popular software applications, using the online iBooking system. Please note an NetID is required for accessing Library Public PCs, please refer to NetID & NetPassword for details.

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 thermal binder and lamination services is also available at the Technical Support Desk. Payment by Octopus card is accepted.

Wi-Fi Services

A free Wi-Fi service by Wi-Fi.HK is provided to all visitors and the general public. To connect, please refer to this set-up instructions. Wi-Fi services provided by Y5Zone and PCCW are also available in the Library. Subscribers may now connect to the internet through those networks. Non-subscribers may purchase a day pass online for temporary use.

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.

Off-campus Access

Log in with your NetID and Net Password to access selected databases with off-campus access code "A". The list of selected e-resources and access arrangement is subject to change by the Library without prior notice.

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.