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(updated on 20 Feb 2020) RSS


Special Arrangement (from 29 January 2020 (Wed) until further notice)

Opening Hours

Monday - Sunday : 8:30 am - 11:00 pm

Counter Service Hours

Monday - Saturday : 8:30 am - 5:00 pm*
Sunday : Closed

The Library will remain open from 8:30am-11:00pm. However, in light of the latest developments of the novel coronavirus, library staff does not station at counters and certain facilities (Mini Theatre, Group Study Rooms and CREATE!) are suspended. In case of urgent needs for CREATE!, users may raise special request via email libemt@cityu.edu.hk or contact our staff at 3442-6963.

Library users are welcome to contact library staff on duty for assistance with the telephone numbers posted on counters. The due dates of library items (excluding recalled books, books in Semi-closed Collection, ILL books, and media reserve), which fall between 20 Jan 2020 and 28 Feb 2020, will be extended to 29 Feb 2020 (Saturday).

Please check the library webpage http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/about/hours.htm for service updates before attending any library activities or making a visit. You are also invited to take note of coming special arrangements for our services (e.g., counter opening hours, due dates extension) depending on the University’s special arrangement.

* Law and Reference Help Desk opening hours on Saturdays: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

(13 Feb 2020)

Zoom a Library Workshop – Finding News Articles Using Electronic Databases

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You will learn how to use the Library's newspaper databases to find local and worldwide news sources. Demonstration will be given on the use of WiseNews and other resources to locate news articles.

Date and time: 27 February 2020 (Thursday), 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Medium of instruction: English
Remarks: The workshop will be conducted through Zoom

A Zoom link will be e-mailed to registrants 2 days in advance.

Please register at: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/instruct/course/isw/. The Zoom meeting link will be sent to you via email at least 2 days in advance.

For enquiries, please call 3442-8395, email lbinf@cityu.edu.hk or visit our Law & Reference Help Desk.

We look forward to seeing you in Zoom!

(20 Feb 2020)

Zoom a Library Workshop – Using Scopus Database

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Working on a literature review? Need to find high quality research for your assignment? Want to identify the most highly cited articles in your field?

Join our Scopus workshop through Zoom to find out how this powerful multi-disciplinary database can make finding high impact research simple.

Date and time: 27 February 2020 (Thu), 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Medium of instruction: English
Remarks: The workshop will be conducted through Zoom

Please register at: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/instruct/course/isw/. A Zoom link will be e-mailed to registrants 2 days in advance.

For enquiries, please call 3442-8395, email lbinf@cityu.edu.hk or visit our Law & Reference Help Desk.

We look forward to seeing you in Zoom!

(21 Jan 2020)

Couplets Writing 2020

(17 Jan 2020)

Library Service Counters – Change of Opening Hours

Starting from Semester B (13 January 2020), the opening hours of the Library service counters will be slightly adjusted as follows:

Counter(s) Mon - Fri Sat Sun
Term Time
Circulation Counter / IT Help Desk /
Information Space Service Counter
8:30 am - 10:00 pm 8:30 am - 6:00 pm 12:00 noon - 6:00 pm
Law & Reference Help Desk 8:30 am - 10:00 pm 9:00 am - 6:00 pm 12:00 noon - 6:00 pm
 
Term Break
Circulation Counter / IT Help Desk /
Information Space Service Counter
8:30 am - 7:00 pm 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Closed
Law & Reference Help Desk 8:30 am - 7:00 pm 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Closed

The Library opening hours remain unchanged.

In the upcoming Lunar New Year Break, the Library will be closed on these dates:

  • 25 Jan 2020 (Sat) [Lunar New Year's Day]
  • 26 Jan 2020 (Sun) [2nd day of Lunar New Year]
  • 27 Jan 2020 (Mon) [3rd day of Lunar New Year]
(9 Jan 2020)

CityU Library - Partial Opening for Current Students & Staff

Partial Opening Time (till 12 Jan 2020)

Please note that the Library will be partially* opened to current CityU students and staff with the opening hours and service arrangement as follows:

Library / Counter(s) Mon - Fri Sat Sun
Library (except Oval Area, Leisure Corner & Humanities Academy) 8:30 am - 11:00 pm 8:30 am - 11:00 pm 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Circulation Counter / Semi-closed Collection / Media Resources Collection / IT Help Desk Service 8:30 am - 7:00 pm 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Closed
Law & Reference Help Desk 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Closed Closed
Oval Area, Leisure Corner, Humanities Academy & Information Space Service Counter* Closed until further notice Closed until further notice Closed until further notice

*Some of the areas where repair works are still carrying out will be closed for the time being and will be re-opened as soon as possible. Users may contact Library staff at the Circulation Counter to retrieve books/items located in areas which are temporarily not accessible.

Alumni Library Card holders, JULAC Card holders, as well as other library card holders CANNOT access the university campus at this stage until further notice.

Pickup of Requested CityU Library Materials / HKALL Books / Interlibrary Loan Materials

Users may pick up requested books during Circulation Counter service hours.

Requested books having a pickup date before 16 December 2019 have been returned to the owning libraries or original locations. Users may have to re-submit the book requests again as appropriate.

Return of Library Materials

Staff and students who can access the campus may put library books and DVDs into the bookdrops near the library exit outside the Library or at student residence. For alumni / JULAC users / others, please pass the library materials to the security guards at the entrance of the campus.

For users residing outside Hong Kong, they may also consider returning materials to us via postal mail or courier.

Postal Address:

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

Revised Due Date of Library Materials

The due date of all library items** which falls between Nov 9, 2019 and 19 Jan 2020 will be extended to 20 Jan 2020. Overdue charges incurred during this period will be waived.

** Excluding recalled books, books in Semi-closed Collection, ILL books, and media reserve. For these items, no overdue charges will be incurred if they can be returned by 20 Jan 2020 (a week after Sem B starts).

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

However, normal due dates & overdue fines will be applied for items borrowed from the Library after 15 Dec 2019.

Inquiries

Please write to us at lbasprs@cityu.edu.hk or call us at 3442-8316 (Mon-Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm).

Thank you for your attention.

(6 Jan 2020)

[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)