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(updated on 16 Nov 2019) RSS

Closure of the Library (16 November - 20 November 2019)

According to the University announcement, the library will be closed from 16 November 2019 to 20 November 2019 after considering campus safety and the situation on campus.

HKALL and interlibrary loan services will be suspended.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

(16 Nov 2019)

Suspension of WhatsApp-a-Librarian service

Please note that the WhatsApp-a-Librarian service has been suspended until further notice. If you have any enquiries, please send email to Sorry for the inconvenience caused.

(16 Nov 2019)

Special Arrangements on Return of Library Items

All library items due on or after Nov 9, 2019 can be returned by 20 Jan 2020 (a week after Sem B starts). There will be no overdue charges.

Please return all materials to the bookdrop near the Library exit outside the Library.

Users may also consider returning materials via postal mail or courier to us.

Postal Address:

Book Return, AS,
Yeung Kin Man Academic Building
City University of Hong Kong
Tat Chee Avenue
Kowloon, Hong Kong

Please ignore all automatically generated overdue notices sent by the Library during this period.

If users have long overdue books or over $30 unpaid library fines and therefore have their library privileges blocked automatically by system, please contact us at for assistance. If you would like to renew books, please specify the items involved.

(15 Nov 2019)

[CANCELLED] 古籍文獻資源推廣專題講座 - 《遐邇貫珍》傳西學珍貴史料此中尋

Please note that the seminar《遐邇貫珍》傳西學珍貴史料此中尋 (20 Nov 2019) has been CANCELLED.

(12 Nov 2019)

Shanxi Winter Service Learning Trip (3 - 10 January 2020)

Online Registration: AIMS >Student Services >Central Repository on Student Development Activities (CRESDA) System> Select Student Development Activities

(12 Nov 2019)

<Stars Without A Heaven: Children in the Holocaust> Exhibition extended

We are pleased to announce that the Exhibition <Stars Without A Heaven: Children in the Holocaust> will be extended until 14 November 2019. For members of the public, please register to visit the exhibition on arrival at the Run Run Shaw Library.

(30 Oct 2019)

[Change of Time & Venue] Life Writing and History Workshop

Please be informed that the time of the “Life Writing and History Workshop” on 26 Oct 2019 has been changed from 2pm to 10am. And the venue has been changed to G5-215, Yeung Kin Man Academic Building at City University of Hong Kong.

If you would like to join the workshop, please register here:

Please note that you are NOT required to register again due to the time and venue change.

(21 Oct 2019)

Life Writing and History Workshop

Please register here:

(17 Oct 2019)

The SS Bokhara & The Fisher Island Lighthouse

The SS Bokhara & The Fisher Island Lighthouse
(Lighthouse Heritage Research Connections)

Special Guest Lecture by Dr Stephen Davies (University of Hong Kong)

On the 10th of October 1892, the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company’s SS Bokhara shipwrecked off the coast of the Penghu Islands. Leaving from Shanghai for Hong Kong two days before, she ran into an unforeseen typhoon, taking down 125 people on board with only 23 survivors. Discovered by local fishermen, the rescued passengers and crew were taken to the Penghu’s main town.

A message from the Fisher Island Lighthouse about victims led to a series of events resulting in the rescue of the Bokhara’s survivors, who were taken to Anping in Taiwan.

The shipwreck of the SS Bokhara and the rescue from Fisher Island Lighthouse open a window onto a vast range of aspects of 19th century life in Asia. This includes the creation of an obelisk memorial, built in Hong Kong and sent to Sand Island, commemorating the victims from the wreck.

This lecture will introduce you to archived records and old newspaper documents from the 19th century which are critical to understanding the sequence of events before and after the wreck of the SS Bokhara and the rescue from Fisher Island Lighthouse. Subject Specialist Dr Stephen Davies will help participants identify primary sources relating to the 1892 shipwreck.

Dr Stephen Davies has been in Hong Kong on and off since 1947. After serving in the British Royal Navy and Royal Marines, he taught at the University of Hong Kong (1974-1989). In 2005, Dr Davies opened and ran the Hong Kong Maritime Museum, in Stanley. In 2013, he returned to HKU, where he researches Hong Kong’s maritime past.

Date: 22 October 2019 (Tuesday)
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Venue: User Education Room, CityU Library
Guest Speaker: Dr Stephen Davies (University of Hong Kong)
Moderator: Mr Ivan Yeung Wang-tung (LT, CityU)

All are welcome to join the lecture! For more information, please contact Ms Sandy Lee 3442 6582 or

(17 Oct 2019)

[Change of Time] Opening Ceremony of Exhibition <Stars Without A Heaven: Children in the Holocaust>

Please be informed that the starting time of the Opening Ceremony on 16 Oct 2019 has been changed from 7:00pm to 4:00pm.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding.

(10 Oct 2019)

<Stars Without A Heaven: Children in the Holocaust> Exhibition

(24 Sep 2019)

探索四庫全書專題講座系列 「手畫經典 過目不忘」

你曉得金庸大俠何以文功蓋世、無敵華夏江湖?你能想像得到千古四庫文史如何跟人間愛恨情仇扯上關係嗎?香港城市大學客座教授黎漢林會帶領我們翻箱倒櫃,走馬看花,摸古書還動手畫,畫在紙上也畫在海馬迴 ( hippocampus)上,建立你的經典地圖。


香港城市大學的訪問教授黎漢林早年學建築及都市計劃,取得University Of Pennsylvania 博士後即任教台灣交通大學,曾任管理學院院長並爲永久講座教授。他喜歡數學,愛唱歌,又著迷中華古書。著有“學易經營助決策”一書,並編有“孔孟老莊”,“中西繪畫圖冊”,“聖經快覽”,“Music & Movies”等電子書。


講座1: 手畫四庫全書 開箱千古経書
講座2: 手畫孫子兵法 探索制勝機先
講座3: 手畫孔子孟子 領略儒家心法
講座4: 手畫老子莊子 習取道家精要

講者 黎漢林教授
地點 香港城市大學邵逸夫圖書館四庫全書閱覽室
授課語言 普通話
講座1日期時間 2019年9月25日 (17:00-18:00)
講座2日期時間 2019年10月2日 (17:00-18:00)
講座3日期時間 2019年10月9日 (17:00-18:00)
講座4日期時間 2019年10月16日 (17:00-18:00)
報名方法 CRESDA網上登記
AIMS > Student Services > Central Repository on Student Development Activities (CREDA) System > Selected Student Development Activities
查詢 34426582 /
(19 Sep 2019)

Chinese Calligraphy Practising Workshop - For International Students and Beginners

Chinese calligraphy offers a channel for the appreciation of traditional East Asian culture and aesthetics education. This workshop is an initiative established by the Run Run Shaw Library and Calligraphantasy with the primary aim of exposing students to classical East Asian texts through calligraphy. In the coming four sessions, participants will not only be able to learn basic Chinese calligraphy techniques in line strokes and different script forms but will also be able to understand the meaning of selected Chinese characters from ancient East Asian Classics. Participants will also learn to locate library learning resources for rediscovery and self-development.

No experience is required. A calligrapher along with tutors have been invited to offer demonstrations and will teach participants with a hands-on learning approach. Writing materials (brush, ink and paper) will be provided during the workshops.

Workshop Time Schedule:

Wednesday Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4
18:00 - 19:00 25/09/2019 02/10/2019 09/10/2019 16/10/2019

Venue: FY-303, Run Run Shaw Library

Medium: English

Instructor: Yucheng HSU, PhD Candidate in Data Science, City University of Hong Kong

Registration Fee: Free

Online registration through CRESDA in AIMS

AIMS > Student Services > Central Repository on Student Development Activities (CREDA) System > Selected Student Development Activities

Enquiry: 34426582 /

(19 Sep 2019)

Information Skills Workshop: EndNote Basics

To reserve seat:

(11 Sep 2019)

CityU Scholars - Training Workshops and Consultation Sessions

CityU Scholars - Training Workshops and Consultation Sessions

CityU Scholars is the University’s Integrated Research Information System where faculty members and research students maintain their public researcher profiles and update their publication lists as well as other achievement information. The public researcher profiles facing the global audience will help enhance visibility and attract collaboration opportunities. Records in the System will be used by the University for reporting (e.g. RGC reporting), performance review (e.g. annual appraisal) and benchmarking purposes. It is therefore important that our researchers learn how to manage their CityU Scholars accounts.

The Library is pleased to offer the CityU Scholars Training Workshops and Consultation Sessions at the start of the new academic year. New faculty members and research students, newly appointed Departmental Administrators for Research Information Management, or those who would like to refresh their knowledge on CityU Scholars are welcome to attend.

  27th September 2019 (Fri) 4th October 2019 (Fri) Enrollment Method
Workshops* 10:00am - 11:30am 10:00am - 11:30am Online Registration
Consultation Sessions** 11:30am - 12:30pm 11:30am - 12:30pm Walk-in anytime during the timeslot
Venue: Library User Education Room

* The workshops are identical with 30 quota each. The Library reserves the right to cancel any session with less than 5 registrants.

** No registration is needed. Discuss your questions with our ambassadors in a more personalized way.

Any further enquiries can be directed to

(10 Sep 2019)

Library Collection Exhibition: Chinese Cultural Artifacts

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The Library has in recent years acquired various donated objects. These artifacts reflect the richness of Chinese social and cultural history and provide an opportunity for students, researchers and the entire CityU community to trace and deepen the understanding of our cultural roots. This curated exhibition aims to showcase a selection of rare items from the following categories:

Chinese Shadow Puppets (皮影戲戲偶) • Nuo Masks (儺面具)

You are invited to explore our very unique Special Collection at the Exhibition Gallery outside the Si Ku Quan Shu Reading Room, 2/F, Run Run Shaw Library

(10 Sep 2019)

Law Library Workshop registration is now open

The Library is pleased to offer you a series of Law Library Workshops in Semester A. Our objective is to help you build up the skills that are essential for the study of and research on law.

Come and learn how to find common law cases and legislation, locate law journals and other secondary legal materials. Trainers with legal background will show you the most effective way of searching core law databases. There are also workshops on citing legal information.

Full detail including registration method is available from our web page,

Any enquiries can be referred to the Library’s Law Collection and Services Section, call 3442-8395, email to, or visit the Law & Reference Help Desk.

We look forward to seeing you in the workshops!

(30 Aug 2019)

Reminder: ProQuest Ebook Central sign-on upgrade: export your bookshelf data as soon as possible

Starting from 4 September 2019, the Library will offer you a better experience in accessing ProQuest Ebook Central. Instead of creating and using a separate personal account, you will only need to enter your Electronic ID and AD/LAN Account password to enjoy personalized functionality for research and to download e-books for offline readings.

With single-sign on,

  • You can gain access to both the Ebook Central patron site and your personal Ebook Central account.
  • You only need to remember one password.

Please note: Users currently using the personal bookshelf functionality will be affected by the changeover. To avoid losing your saved bookmarks folder or book notes, you should export your data as soon as possible.

Instructions on how to export your personal bookshelf data can be found at Export features of Ebook Central Bookshelf, via the ProQuest Ebook Central Support Centre or by watching this video.

For further enquiries, please send an email to:

(27 Aug 2019)