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Library Services Resumption from 11 May 2020


Effective from 11 May 2020, the Library will gradually resume full services.

1. Opening Hours

Period Day Time
(11 MAY - 18 MAY 2020)
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
(19 MAY - 31 AUGUST 2020)
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

2. Physical Access to the Library

  • Following the campus security measures of the University, users are required to present their relevant library cards at the University main entrance to clear the manual checking procedure.
  • If users have fever or any respiratory symptoms, they should refrain from coming to campus and the Library and seek medical consultation immediately.
  • Users are required to use hand sanitizer when entering the Library and wear their own face masks at ALL TIME in the Library.
  • Please be aware to keep social distancing and to avoid discussion with more than 8 persons when you are using the library.
  • Regular cleaning of the area will be provided.

3. Areas to be opened

  • The whole 1/F including all rooms will be opened to the users on 11 May.
  • Due to carpet replacement and maintenance of the area, 2/F and 3/F would be opened for public access on 12 May and 13 May respectively.

4. Checking in/out of Library materials and waiving of fines

  • All counter services will resume normal.
  • Fines will be waived for all overdue items returned before 22 May, which is the same week of the Examination period.
  • The Library has acquired a new Self-Checkout Station, users are encouraged to use the self-service at the Lobby.
  • An ultraviolet (UV) book sterilizer has been installed in the Lobby for sterilization of library books. Users can put up to 6 regular-sized books into the sterilizer at one time and wait for the sterilization process (around 1 minute) to complete.
    book sterilizer

The Library will continue to monitor and assess the situation closely. Due to unforeseeable circumstances, the opening hours and services of the library and all the above-mentioned procedures are subject to change with very short notice. Your understanding is appreciated.

University Library
8 May 2020