Library Card Applications

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Users must show their valid library cards when they enter the Library. Please check the following procedures for different groups of applicants:

Application for Lingnan University Library Card

Access to Other UGC Libraries

Access to Non-UGC Libraries

*    Deposit Refund Procedure

*    Please click here for loan quotas / loan periods

*    For enquiries, please call 2616-8586 / email: cirstaff@ln.edu.hk


Application for Lingnan University Library Card

Lingnan Students and Staff

Lingnan University Students and staff can use their University ID Cards as Library Cards.


Lingnan Alumni

  • Application Forms: Graduates of Lingnan University and of the Community College at Lingnan University (Associate Degree and Higher Diploma) may apply for a Borrower's Card or Reader's Card. Please click here to register online or download the application form in either PDF or MS-WORD format. Cardholders of the Lingnan Graduate Master Card issued by the Bank of East Asia can also be admitted to the Library with the same privileges as the Reader's Card holders.

 

 


Spouse / Children of Lingnan Staff Members

Spouse and children (aged 15 or above) of Lingnan staff members may apply for a "Staff Spouse / Child Borrower's Card". The application form is available in either PDF or MS-WORD format.


Lingnan Staff Members on Non-University Payroll

Lingnan staff members employed by individual departments / research units who are not issued the regular staff ID card may apply for a "Temporary Library Card" free of charge. Their borrowing privileges are the same as the regular staff.  The application form is available in either PDF or MS-WORD format. The employment letter issued by the department unit should be presented together with the completed application form.


Borrower's card (Long-serving Retired Staff)

Long-serving Retired Staff may apply for a Borrower's card (Long-serving Retired Staff). Please download the application form with the detailed instructions in either PDF or MS-WORD format.


External Users

Others may apply for an External Borrower's Card or Reader's Card. Please download the application form with the detailed instructions in either PDF or MS-WORD format.


Access to Other UGC Libraries

JULAC Library Card

Borrower’s Card for other UGC-funded Libraries

Eligible members:

1. Academic and administrative equivalent staff member; OR

2. Full-time Research Assistant; OR

3. Postgraduate Degree Student

JULAC Library (Borrower) Cardholders can access and borrow items from other UGC-funded Libraries.

For application, please click here to register online.

  • Card will be available within 7 working days.
  • Please pick up the Card in person at Circulation Counter with your staff or student card when notified by email.

 

Reader's Card for the CityU Library, CUHK Library, EdUHK Library, HKU Libraries and HKUST Library and PolyU Library

Eligible members:

Undergraduate Degree Student (UGC-funded Programmes)

  1. UGC-funded Year 1 - 4 students may apply for renewable Reader's Card of CityU, CUHK, EdUHK, HKU, HKUST and POLYU Libraries separately.
  2. Each Reader's Card is valid for 1 year (1 Aug to 31 Jul).
  3. Each student can make one application to each library within each academic year. In other words, you can make applications and go to CityU, CUHK, EdUHK, HKU, HKUST and POLYU Libraries in the same academic year.
  4. Black-out periods may apply when service demand is high, e.g. during examination periods.
  5. Applications should be made at Lingnan. Applicants should get the application form at the Circulation Counter (1/F, Library) or please click here to register online. A recent photo (with the applicant's name printed at the back) will be required.
  6. When the Reader's Card is available for pickup, the applicant will be informed by e-mail.
  7. The Reader's Card must be activated separately for each UGC-funded library that the student wants to visit. A processing fee of $50 will be charged by each UGC library for each activation. Such registration will expire on 31 July every year and a fee of $50 must be paid again to activate the Reader's Card for this UGC-funded library again. The processing fee must be paid using crossed cheques payable to the corresponding institutions at the other UGC-funded libraries.
  8. The access privilege only offers students the right to use materials and make photocopies inside the corresponding library. No library materials can be charged out.
  9. Students must abide by the library regulations of the corresponding libraries.
  10. Application is not available to Associate Degree Programme students and students of self-financed programmes.

Access to Baptist University Library   

  1. UGC-funded Year 1 - 4 students are eligible to access the Baptist University Library.
  2. A valid Lingnan UID Card must be shown on request.
  3. The access privilege only offers students the right to use materials and make photocopies inside the Baptist University Library. No Library materials can be charged out.
  4. Students visiting Baptist University Library must abide by the library regulations there.
  5. This special arrangement does not cover Associate Degree Programme students and students of other self-financed programmes.

Access to Non-UGC Libraries

All academic and administrative staff may borrow institutional reader cards issued by the following libraries for 15 days:

  • The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Library
  • Hong Kong Shue Yan University Library
  • Tung Wah College Library
  • Vocational Training Council Libraries

Please enquire at the Circulation Counter for details.


Deposit Refund Procedure

  • For a refund of the deposit for Graduates or External Users Borrower's Card, please apply in person at the Circulation Counter with the following documents:
  1. The Borrower's Card
  2. The deposit receipt
  3. Borrower's Card Deposit Refund Request Form
  • Borrower's Card Deposit Refund Request Form is available in either PDF or MS-WORD format.
  • All fines must be cleared and all library materials must be returned before the deposit is refunded.