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(updated on 17 November 2017) RSS


Partial Access Arrangement - External Users - Revision and Examination Period, Semester A 2017/18

Each year when the examination period is approaching, there will be a high demand for study space. Therefore, during the forthcoming Semester A Revision and Examination period, we will impose the Partial Access Arrangement whereby access to our Library by certain categories of external users will be limited to non-busy hours of the day only. Affected users include the following:

  • Holders of Alumni Library Ticket - Reader
  • JULAC Card Holders - Reader / Borrower (students only) from other UGC institutions
  • Holders of Reader's Ticket - Retired staff and their spouses

Partial Access Period: 4 - 20 December 2017*
  Non-accessible Time Accessible Time
Mon - Fri 00:00 - 17:00 & 23:01 - 24:00 17:01 - 23:00#
Sat & Sun 00:00 - 14:00 & 23:01 - 24:00 14:01 - 23:00#

* For the last three days of the Examination Period (21 - 23 December 2017), all restrictions will be lifted. Normal access will resume.

# Only CityU staff and students can stay beyond 23:00 on the University campus. External users will need to leave by 23:00. Users left behind may be subject to ID checks.


Notes to JULAC Card Holders - Borrower (students only) from other UGC Institutions:

If you need to borrow books, return books or collect recalled items during the affected period, please note the following:

  • Instead of borrowing books from us in person, you may consider using HKALL borrowing services or interlibrary loan services of your home library.
  • To return books, you may bring them to your home library and use the JULAC Book Return Service instead.
  • If you want to return books in person, use the bookdrops located outside our Library. For books with accompanying fragile materials such as CD-ROMs, please pass them to our security guards at the entrance who will return them for you.
  • To collect recalled items, you may come during accessible time. If your schedule only allows you to come during the non-accessible time, you have to show your book pickup notice to the security guard in order to gain access into the Library.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused to users concerned. The partial access arrangement is only temporary. From 21 December 2017 onwards, normal access will resume. For affected users who have genuine need to use our Library during the non-accessible period, they are welcome to contact us for special arrangement. Any enquiries can be directed to lbasprs@cityu.edu.hk.

(17 Nov 2017)

Library Opening Hours for 24-Hour Access Arrangement (20 November – 23 December 2017)

Please note below the opening hours for 24-hour access arrangement:

Period: 20 November – 23 December 2017

Opening Hours

Library Area (excluding Information Space & FYW Building)
Monday to Sunday 08:30 – 01:00 (next day)

24-Hour Access Area (Information Space and Discussion Zone on 3/F FYW Building)
Monday to Sunday 24 Hours

Note:
On 20 November, the 24-Hour Access Area opens at 08:30.
On 23 December, the last day of Examination, the whole Library closes at 23:00.
The Innovation Commons inside 3/F FYW Building only opens during office hours.

Counter Service Hours

Monday to Friday# 08:30 – 23:00
Saturday 08:30 – 19:00
Sunday* 08:30 – 17:00

* The service counter opens 12:00 -18:00 on 26 November 2017.
# The service counter opens 08:30 -18:00 on 22 December 2017.

 

Remarks:

  1. Access to the 24-Hour Access Area must be via the side entrance of the Information Space (near Lift 7).
  2. There are about 200 seats in the 24-Hour Access Area, of which 93 seats with PC workstations are within the Information Space.
  3. Only CityU staff and students (including SCOPE smartcard holders) can stay beyond 23:00 on the University campus. External users will need to leave by 23:00. Users left behind may be subject to ID checks.
  4. Between 1AM - 7AM, the rest of the University Campus will remain closed except the Late Reading Centre managed by FMO. Access to the Library must be via the Pedestrian Subway or the curved staircases on its two sides and then through the red doors.
  5. Students are reminded:
    1. to ensure transport availability (e.g. taxi, bus, private car) when leaving the Library after midnight at time when MTR is not available.
    2. to return to the student hostels with company and avoid going home alone. If necessary, students may seek help from the security guards.
    3. not to reserve seats with unattended property.
    4. to take good care of their personal belongings to prevent theft while studying inside the Library.
    5. to help maintain a quiet environment and refrain from engaging in any behaviour that interferes with the normal use and operation of the Library.
    6. to observe Library Regulations and be a responsible user.
(7 Nov 2017)

Transient Inflections: A selection of works from the SCM Creative Media Show 2017

Transient Inflections: A selection of works from the SCM Creative Media Show 2017

In collaboration, CityU Library and the School of Creative Media are delighted to present a selection of works from the SCM Creative Media Show 2017.

The exhibition brings together the creative achievements from sixteen SCM artists. Their artworks share the theme of Transient Inflections, as elaborated below:

"Every moment of uncertainty constitutes the absolute of the whole. After all, the chaos of transient state is a kind of normality. We flow through the noise of daily life, memories and dreams, senses and perception into poetic space of life and death. An inflection point always hides under normality until someone starts to think."

Come to visit the exhibition for your unique experience with the idea of Transient Inflections.

Exhibition period:
23 Oct – 26 Nov 2017

Opening hours:
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Mon to Sat)
12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m. (Sun)
Closed on Public Holidays

Venue:
Wofoo Foundation Gallery, Run Run Shaw Library

(23 Oct 2017)

Library Opening Hours Extended to 1:00 am (6 - 19 November 2017)

Please note below the Library extended hours near the Revision Period of Semester A:

Period: 6 - 19 November 2017

Opening Hours#

Monday to Sunday 08:30 – 01:00 (next day)

Counter Service Hours

Monday to Friday 08:30 – 23:00
Saturday 08:30 – 19:00
Sunday 12:00 – 18:00

Please watch out for the Library announcement on 24-hour access arrangements before and during Revision and Examination Periods (20 November - 23 December 2017).

# Only CityU staff and students (including SCOPE smartcard holders) can stay beyond 23:00 on the University campus. External users will need to leave by 23:00. Users left behind may be subject to ID checks.

(23 Oct 2017)

Information Skills Workshops @CityU Library: Using Web of Science and InCites Journal Citation Reports (JCR)

The Library is pleased to announce the upcoming workshops on Web of Science, a citation database of Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters), and InCites JCR, a resource tool providing citation and publication data of academic journals.

Do you want to do research more effectively? Do you have questions on how to evaluate journals and discover journal metrics, or how to identify high impact publications and influential scholars in your field of study? If yes, this workshop is for you!

In this workshop, you will learn about:

  • Web of Science
    • Web of Science 5.25 New Release update
    • Basic search techniques
    • Analyzing results
    • Managing your citations (ORCID, ResearchID, Citation alert)
  • InCites Journal Citation Reports (JCR)
    • Finding a journal for your publication
    • Building and managing your journal collections
    • Understanding key metrics, including Impact Factor
    • Monitoring and comparing journal performance
Speaker: Ms. Deborah Guo, Product & Solution Specialist, Clarivate Analytics
Date and time: 20 October 2017 (Friday), 11:00am – 12:30pm
Venue: Library User Education Room
Medium of instruction: English

All staff and students are welcome! To reserve a seat, please visit: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/instruct/course/isw/

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 the Library!

(6 Oct 2017)

Information Skills Workshops @CityU Library: Workshops on Citing Sources and Using ProQuest RefWorks

Library Orientation Tours for New Students

The Library is pleased to announce the following two Information Skills Workshops that can help you learn how to cite sources, prevent plagiarism, and use ProQuest RefWorks, a citation management tool.

Introduction to Citing Sources and Preventing Plagiarism

Date and time: 27 October 2017 (Friday), 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
7 November 2017 (Tuesday), 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Description: You will learn how to use information ethically and how to cite sources properly. APA and IEEE citation styles will be used as examples.

Citing Made Easy: Using ProQuest RefWorks
Participants should have experience in searching Library catalogue and databases.

Date and time: 30 October 2017 (Monday), 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
13 November 2017 (Monday), 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Description: You will learn how to use the new and improved version of ProQuest RefWorks to collect, manage and organize references and full-text articles, to cite in your preferred citation styles as you write, and more.

Venue: User Education Room, Library

Medium of instruction: English

The two sessions of each workshop are identical. Participants will be able to have hands-on practice.

To reserve a seat, please visit: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/instruct/course/isw/. Please note that the Library reserves the right to cancel any session with less than 5 registrants.

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 the Library!

(26 Sep 2017)

Announcing the winners of the "Keep Learning Keep Growing" Lucky Draw!

We are happy to announce the winners of the Lucky Draw from the Lunchtime Challenge of "Keep Learning Keep Growing" Exhibition!

iPadPro:

  • LUO, Yi (Language Studies)

Zip Mobile printer by Polaroid:

  • HU, Xiaochen (Information Systems Management)

1TB hard drive:

  • TAKEMURA, Chisa (Exchange Student)
  • CHENG, Tianxiang (Information Systems Management)

Thank you for the generous prize sponsorship from ProQuest (iPad Pro), Emerald (Zip Mobile printer by Polaroid) and Wiley (1TB hard drives). The winners will be contacted individually via email with instructions for how to collect the prizes. Congratulations!

We would once again like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who participated in the event.

(22 Sep 2017)

Using Scopus Database to Find High Quality Research - An Information Skills Workshop @CityU Library

Library Orientation Tours for New Students

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 Using Scopus Database workshop to find out how this powerful multi-disciplinary database can make finding high impact research simple.

Date and time: 17 October 2017 (Tuesday), 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
8 November 2017 (Wednesday), 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Venue: User Education Room, Library
Medium of instruction: English

The two sessions are identical. Participants will be able to have hands-on practice.

To reserve a seat, please visit: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/instruct/course/isw/. Please note that the Library reserves the right to cancel any session with less than 5 registrants.

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 the Library!

(21 Sep 2017)

Introduction to Finding Business Information - An Information Skills Workshop @CityU Library

Library Orientation Tours for New Students

The Library is pleased to announce the upcoming workshop, Introduction to Finding Business Information. In this workshop, participants will explore a range of Library and web based resources to find credible business information.

  • Business topics
  • Company, industry and market reports
  • Case studies

The workshop also includes points for evaluating business information available on the web. All staff and students are welcome!

Date and time: 11 October 2017 (Wednesday), 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
24 October 2017 (Tuesday), 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Venue: User Education Room, Library
Medium of instruction: English

The two sessions are identical. Participants will be able to have hands-on practice.

To reserve a seat, please visit: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/instruct/course/isw/. Please note that the Library reserves the right to cancel any session with less than 5 registrants.

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 the Library!

(15 Sep 2017)

Library Newsletter September 2017 Issue Available Now!

Library Newsletter September 2017 Issue

Confused by all the many library resources for articles, books, e-books and more? Read about the new library search platform CityU LibraryFind, your 1-stop service to discover (almost) everything the Library has to offer.

Want to know about the achievement of CityU faculty members? Find out how CityU Scholars, launched during the semester break, brings our Faculty's accomplishments to your fingertips.

Experiencing a hectic time at the start of the semester? Read about Library services and facilities to help your study and imporve your productivity.

For this and much more, visit the Library Newsletter.

(14 Sep 2017)

CityU Scholars - Training Workshop

At the start of the new academic year, the Library is organizing another round of training workshop on CityU Scholars. There are two identical sessions.

Date Time Venue Online
Registration
11 September 2017 (Monday) 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm Library User Education Room
12 September 2017 (Tuesday) 10:00 am – 12:00 noon

The workshop aims at helping our faculty members to make the best use of CityU Scholars to showcase their research achievement. Topics that we will cover include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Updating and enhancing your researcher profile on CityU Scholars
  • Claiming the research output that the Library has harvested for you from Scopus and Web of Science
  • Inputting your other research output and activity information (e.g. journal editorship, media coverage or contribution, prizes and honours, etc.) in CityU Scholars
  • Generating CVs in CityU Scholars
  • Making use of CityU Scholars to recruit PhD students and research assistants
  • Understanding synchronized contents and knowing that you do not need to input them yourself

All faculty members are welcome to join, especially new comers who are new to CityU Scholars.

To reserve a place, please fill out the online registration form.

Enquiries related to CityU Scholars or the training workshop can be sent to lbscholars@cityu.edu.hk or the subject librarians.

We look forward to seeing you in the workshop.

(6 Sep 2017)

Media Return Service via Library Bookdrops

We are pleased to announce that media return service via the Library bookdrops is now available!

You can return media resources to the Media Return outside the Library, or the new Media Return at the Student Residence (outside Sir Gordon and Lady Ivy Wu Hall).

(4 Sep 2017)

Law Library Workshops, Semester A 2017/18

At the beginning of a new academic year, the Law Collection and Services Section has arranged a series of workshops to show you how to use legal materials effectively for your study and research. The law library workshops cover a variety of topics which are closely related to the curriculum: common law materials, People’s Republic of China legal resources, alternative dispute resolution sources, maritime law information, law journals and other secondary materials, citation of legal information, as well as the use of major law databases. Full details are available from library web page, http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/instruct/course/law.htm.

Registration is now open
To reserve a place, please visit our web page and click "To register" under each workshop.

We look forward to seeing you in the workshops!

(31 Aug 2017)

Information Skills Workshop @CityU Library: Exploring CityU LibraryFind - the New Library Search Platform

Library Orientation Tours for New Students

Come and explore CityU LibraryFind, the new Library search platform, in a 45-minute workshop. All staff and students are welcome!

In this workshop, you will learn the features of CityU LibraryFind, and get practical tips on how to:

  • Find books, media, course reserves, articles, etc.
  • Improve your search results
  • View results and access full text
  • Request and renew items
  • Manage your Library Account, and more
Date and time: 5 September 2017 (Tuesday), 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
15 September 2017 (Friday), 11:00 am - 11:45 am
3 October 2017 (Tuesday), 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
9 October 2017 (Monday), 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
18 October 2017 (Wednesday), 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Venue: User Education Room, Library
Medium of instruction: English

The five sessions are identical. Participants will be able to have hands-on practice.

To reserve a seat, please visit: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/instruct/course/isw/. Please note that the Library reserves the right to cancel any session with less than 5 registrants.

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

We look forward to seeing you in the Library!

(29 Aug 2017)

Library Orientation Tours and "Getting Started" Sessions for New Postgraduate Students

Library Orientation Tours for New Students

Welcome new postgraduate students! Registration is now open for the Library Orientation for New Postgraduate Students.

Attend a one-hour "Getting Started" Session to acquire basic skills in using library resources and services to support your learning and research. The "Getting Started" Sessions will be offered from 4 September (Monday) 2017 to 15 September (Friday) 2017. Register now via AIMS!

Medium of instruction: English
Venue: Library User Education Room

We also have a 30-minute Library Orientation Tour after each "Getting Started" Session to show you the locations and arrangements of our Library’s collections and facilities. Also register for a tour session to secure a place!

For more information, visit: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/instruct/orient/orient_pg.htm.

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

We look forward to seeing you in the Library!

(28 Aug 2017)

Library Services Exhibition: Keep Learning • Keep Growing

Library Orientation Tours for New Students

As the new semester begins, CityU library sends the warmest welcome to all students and staff!

  • Do you know how to use CityU LibraryFind - the new Library search tool?
  • Do you want to search information resources effectively and polish your research skills?
  • Do you know how CityU Scholars can help researchers organize, track and showcase their achievements online?

Come to our "Keep Learning Keep Growing" Exhibition at the Woofoo Foundation Gallery! We will take you on a tour about the library’s services and facilities.

And don't miss out the Lunchtime Challenge – it is only available for a limited period!

Period: 21 Aug 2017 to 15 Sep 2017 (12-2:00pm, Monday to Friday only)

Participate in the Lunchtime Challenge to win library souvenirs and enter the Lucky Draw* ! You could bring home an iPad Pro or Polaroid Zip Mobile printer, or a 1TB hard drive.

We are looking forward to seeing you in the Library!

* Limited to current CityU students and staff. Limited to one entry per person. Thank you for the generous prize sponsorship from ProQuest (iPad Pro), Emerald (Zip Mobile printer by Polaroid) and Wiley (1TB hard drives).

(21 Aug 2017)

Integrated Law & Reference Help Desk launched

The integrated Law & Reference Help Desk is officially launched! Located in the Law Collection and Services Section, the Law & Reference Help Desk handles enquiries and provides reference services across a wide range of subject areas for all library users. The help desk is operated by knowledgeable library staff from two library sections and supported by professional librarians. If you have any questions while using the Library, such as searching CityU LibraryFind, finding materials, or using the electronic resources etc., please approach the Law & Reference Help Desk during the service hours.

Library Orientation Tours for New Students

You are also welcome to reach us by phone at 3442 8395 or send us a message via the WhatsApp-a-Librarian service at 6798 7732.

We look forward to meeting you at the Law & Reference Help Desk!

(21 Aug 2017)