Appendix I:
Penalties for Library Offences and Serious Library Offences

  1. Unauthorized removal of books, serials, newspapers and other library materials will be treated in the same way.
  2. Library Offences: When a student leaves the Semi-closed Collection Room, Media Resources Collection Room or the Library with uncharged library materials for the first time or second time, either in hand or in a bag, within twelve months.
  3. Serious Library Offences :
    1. When a student leaves the Semi-closed Collection Room, Media Resources Collection Room or the Library with uncharged library materials for the third time or more within twelve months, either in hand or in a bag.
    2. When a student leaves the Semi-closed Collection Room, Media Resources Collection Room or the Library with uncharged library materials hidden on his/her body at any time.
    3. When a student leaves the Semi-closed Collection Room, Media Resources Collection Room or the Library with uncharged mutilated library materials either in hand or in a bag.
    4. When a student is found mutilating library materials.
  4. Penalty :
    1. Library Offences : a record will be kept in the Library for twelve months, and a verbal warning given by library staff.
    2. Serious Library Offences :
      1. If the offence is committed under 3(a), the offender would not be allowed to borrow books for one month; a HK$100 fine will be levied. A letter will be sent to the offender's College Dean/College Principal, Department/Division Head and the Student Development Services.
      2. If the offence is committed under 3(b), (c) or (d), the offender will not be allowed to borrow books for six months and will be charged a HK$250 penalty fine. A letter will be sent to his/her College Dean/College Principal, Department/Division Head, the Student Development Services, and parents.
      3. If the illegally removed material is found to have been mutilated but repairable, an additional HK$50 processing fee will be charged. If the item is beyond repair, the offender will be charged the replacement cost of the item plus a HK$50 processing fee.
Library Regulations