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Limited Library Services Until Further Notice


In response to the recent coronavirus epidemic and the campus announcement to extend the suspension of face-to-face classes, and in consideration of your information needs, the Library will continue to offer LIMITED Library services until further notice:

1. Shorter Opening Hours

Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday : 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

2. Physical Access to the Library

  • 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.
  • Regular cleaning of the area will be provided.
  • Above measures can reduce the risk of the spread of novel coronavirus.

3. Services and Facilities

  • Only Library Lobby, Chiang Chen Information Commons and study area at 1/F South will be open for access. All rooms and other parts of the Library will be closed for public access temporarily.
  • Public PCs and database workstations at the above area are available for use.
  • All drinking fountains are suspended.
  • User enquiries will be handled virtually by sending email to, calling 2616-8586 or WhatsApp a Librarian: (+852) 6057-6002.

4. Collections and handling of Library Materials

  • Users can access the Reference Collection and General Collection (A-DS779.25). For other Library collections, please request at the Circulation Counter and via 1-Search platform. Library staff will retrieve the materials for you.
  • BORROWING: Users are required to use the Self-Check Machine at the Lobby.
  • RETURNING: ALL Library materials (including multimedia, course reserves, HKALL and Inter-Library loans) have to be returned via book drops located at:
    • Library Entrance
    • G/F Main Building near the University Main Entrance
    • The covered corridor at 1/F SEK Building
  • The grace period of returning of Library materials will be extended. NO overdue fines will be incurred until full resumption.
  • All returned materials would be sanitized.
  • Our electronic collections are available 24x7, they can be retrieved through 1-search. You are encouraged to use our electronic collections for your study and research.
  • HKALL and Inter-Library Loans Service
    • All eligible users can continue to place HKALL requests, however, the requested items will only be available when other partner libraries have resumed their services. Users are also welcome to submit Inter-Library Loan requests, our staff will continue to handle them.
  • Course Readings @ Library ( is the platform for supporting your online learning. You can access the course reading materials available in the Library as identified by course instructors.

5. Library Workshops and Events

ALL Library workshops and events will be changed to online mode or rescheduled until further notice.

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
February 26, 2020