Study Carrels

Lockable single/double Study Carrels are available for loan to different categories of eligible users on an hourly basis. These carrels provide a quiet, private and secluded place to study.


Eligible Users

Staff and Students

Staff and students of programmes leading to CityU awards, including associate degree, bachelor's degree and postgraduate degree students, are eligible to make advance bookings for the Study Carrels via the Library Study Space & PC Booking System.

Alumni Library Ticket (Borrower) Holders

Alumni Library Ticket (Borrower) holders may make same day bookings of the Study Carrels at the Circulation Counter.

Room Details

Type Nature Total No. Room No.
Study Carrels Single Unit 16 101-110, 113-118
Double Unit 2 111-112

Locations of Study Carrels

Booking Policy for Staff and Students

  • Bookings should be made online via the Library Study Space & PC Booking System. Users may also delete or view their reservations online via the same system.
  • All available time slots are reserved on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • Hours for booking are confined to the Circulation Counter service hours.
  • Reservations can be made three days in advance, or four days ahead on Fridays.
  • Each time slot is a one-hour session which starts at every hour, i.e., 09:00, 19:00 etc.
  • The total number of time slots that can be made at any one time is limited to 4, i.e. 4 hours.
  • Each user will be given an annual reservation allotment of 2,000 hours.
  • Reservation system access will be denied when the reservation account expires.

Booking Policy for Alumni

  • Bookings should be made in person at the Circulation Counter.
  • Only same day bookings (subject to the availability of Study Carrels at the time of bookings) are accepted.
  • Hours for booking are confined to the Circulation Counter service hours.
  • Each time slot is a one-hour session which starts at every hour, i.e., 09:00, 19:00 etc.
  • The total number of time slots that can be made at any one time is limited to 4, i.e. 4 hours.
  • The service will be suspended for alumni during the Revision and Examination Periods of Semesters A and B in each academic year.
  • Users are required to deposit their Alumni Library Tickets when they obtain the keys at the Circulation Counter.

Accessing the Library Study Space & PC Booking System (For Staff & Students Only*)

  • You can invoke the Library Study Space & PC Booking System via the following channels:
    • CityU e-Portal
      • Login with your <Electronic ID> and <Password>.
      • Click on <Univ. Services> on the top menu bar.
      • Under <FACILITIES BOOKING>, select <Library Study Space & PC Booking>.
    • Library Home Page
      • Under <Facilities> on the top menu bar, mouse over <Computers and Equipment> or <Rooms> and click on <Booking>.
      • Click on one of the following tabs on the top menu bar:
        • <Group Study Room>
        • <Study Carrel>
        • <PC Workstation>
      • Enter your <Electronic ID> and <Password>.

* Alumni Library Ticket (Borrower) holders cannot access the System and they have to make same day bookings of the Study Carrels in person at the Circulation Counter.

Checking In and Out

  • Users are required to fetch the keys for the booked carrels at the Circulation Counter on time. Alumni Library Ticket (Borrower) Holders, however, are also required to deposit their Tickets when they obtain the keys. If a user is late for the first 15 minutes of any reserved hour, the Library reserves the right to forfeit a booking hour and allow any patron to use the remaining hour without further notice. Other users wishing to use the remaining time (45 minutes maximum) will have to approach the Circulation Counter and make the booking for the released hour after our colleagues forfeit that specific hourly time slot from the original user's account.
  • When the booked sessions have expired, users are required to turn off the lights of the room, return the furniture to its original setting, lock the rooms, and return the keys immediately to the Circulation Counter. Alumni Library Ticket (Borrower) Holders will get back their Tickets when they return the keys.
  • During Examination Periods, Semester Breaks, and on Saturdays and Sundays of Term Time, the Circulation Counter closing hours will be earlier than the Library closing hours. Study carrel users who have booked the last session of the day and prefer to use the carrels after the Library Circulation Counter Service Hours may return the keys within the same working day to the security guard when the Circulation Counter is closed.

Conduct of Users

  • Please remove all personal belongings from the Study Carrels after use. Library staff members will remove any personal belongings left behind. No prior notice will be given.
  • Do not leave any valuables in the Study Carrels while temporarily away from the rooms. The Library is not responsible for any loss of personal property.
  • Do not lock in the Study Carrels any library books that have not been borrowed or any in-house use materials (e.g. reference books, journals, newspapers, etc.). Library staff have the right to remove any library materials found in the rooms.
  • Any damage / disorder of furniture or fixtures in the Study Carrels should be reported to the Circulation Counter at once. In case of misuse or negligence, users will be held responsible for the total cost incurred for repair or replacement.
  • The Study Carrels are strictly for academic use only.
  • Do not eat or drink inside the Study Carrels.
  • Do not cover the window screens on the doors.
  • The Study Carrels should be kept clean and tidy all the time. Please dispose of any rubbish, old newspapers, used tissue papers, etc. properly.
  • Noise must be kept to the lowest possible level.
  • Users should not transfer the booking or usage to other university members or outsiders.
  • Please observe Library Regulations at all times.

Important Notes to Users

  • The Library reserves the right to inspect the Study Carrels even if they are in use.
  • The Library reserves the right to refuse lending the Study Carrels to any user who fails to observe the rules and regulations.
  • If a user loses a key of the Study Carrels, s/he is liable to pay the replacement cost.
  • The Library has the final say on how to allocate the Study Carrels should there be any arguments among/from the users.

Inquiries

Please contact Library's Access Services Section:

Telephone: 3442-8316
Email: lbasprs@cityu.edu.hk