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(updated on 5 December 2016) RSS


Library Opening and Counter Service Hours for Semester Break (Semester A, 2016/2017)

Period: 18 December 2016 – 8 January 2017

Opening Hours#

Monday to Sunday 08:30 – 23:00

Counter Service Hours#

Monday & Friday 08:30 – 20:00
Tuesday to Thursday 08:30 - 18:00
Saturday 08:30 - 17:00
Sunday Closed
Public Holidays (26-27 December & 2 January) Closed

# The Library will close on 25 December 2016 and 1 January 2017.

From 9 January 2017 (Monday) onwards, the regular Library opening and counter service hours will resume.

(5 Dec 2016)

Library Opening Hours — Revision and Examination Periods (Semester A, 2016/17)

Period: 28 November – 17 December 2016

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 28 November, the 24-Hour Access Area opens at 08:30.
On 17 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

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 173 seats in the 24-Hour Access Area, of which 90 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 be invited to leave by 23:00. Users left behind may be subject to ID checks.
  4. Between 23:00 - 07:00, the rest of the University Campus will remain closed except the Late Reading Centre managed by CDFO. 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.
(15 Nov 2016)

Partial Access Arrangement - External Users - Revision and Examination Period, Semester A 2016/17

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: 28 November - 14 December 2016*
  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 (15 - 17 December 2016), 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 be invited 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 15 December 2016 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.

(11 Nov 2016)

Talk @ the Library: Copyright in Education at CityU

Talk @ the Library: Copyright in Education at CityU
  • Am I allowed to make multiple copies of a work for my students in a course?
  • Is it fine if I upload my assignment with copyrighted images to a public website?
  • As a teacher, researcher or student, are there any works that I can use freely?

If you have asked similar questions before, then join the Library for an upcoming seminar - Copyright in Education at CityU. In this seminar, Mr. Ronald Chu, Head of Legal Counsel of CityU, will give staff and students an overview of copyright issues in relation to teaching, learning and research. The seminar will cover:

  1.  Basic concepts of copyright
  2.  Copyright infringement
  3.  Permitted acts (without infringing copyright)
  4.  Complying with the copyright law in teaching and learning: dos and don'ts
  5.  Librarian's sharing
  6.  Questions & answers
Presenter: Mr. Ronald Chu (Head of Legal Counsel, Legal Counsel Office, City University of Hong Kong)
Date and Time: 7 Nov 2016 (Monday), 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Venue: User Education Room, Library
Medium of instruction: English

To reserve a seat, please register online. For enquiries, please call 3442-6415, email lbinf@cityu.edu.hk or visit our Reference Desk.

We look forward to seeing you in the Library!

(27 Oct 2016)

Library Opening Hours — Prior to Revision and Examination Periods (Semester A, 2016/17)

Period: 31 October - 27 November 2016

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*

*On 27 November (Sunday), the Circulation & IT Help Counter open from 08:30 to 17:00.

Please watch out for Library announcement on opening hours for the Revision and Examination Periods (28 November - 17 December 2016).

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

(20 Oct 2016)

Information Skills Workshops @ CityU Library:
Navigating ThomsonOne to find financial and company information

Information Skills Workshops @ CityU Library: Navigating ThomsonOne to find financial and company information

The Library is pleased to announce the upcoming workshop - Navigating ThomsonOne to find financial and company information.

Looking for hard to find data, financials and analyses on companies and financial markets? The Library database ThomsonOne might just have the information you need!

In this workshop you will learn how to find:

  1.  Financial Market data
  2.  Asset Class information
  3.  Company financials and analysis
  4.  Merger & Acquisition and Equity Deals information globally across Sectors
  5.  Global Market Insight
  6.  Intelligent Market Data and Information used by Buy side & Sell side

All staff and students are welcome!

Trainer: Mr. Saurov Ghosh (Thomson Reuters)
Date and Time: 31 October (Monday), 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue: Library User Education Room
Medium of instruction: English

To reserve a seat, please register online. For enquiries, please call 3442-6415, email lbinf@cityu.edu.hk or visit our Reference Desk.

We look forward to seeing you in the Library!

(20 Oct 2016)

Information Skills Workshops @ CityU Library: Engage and Connect to the Real World: Using the New York Times Database

Information Skills Workshops @ CityU Library: Using SciVal to Benchmark Research Performance

The Library is pleased to announce the upcoming workshop - Engage and Connect to the Real World: Using the New York Times Database.

Do you want to improve your critical thinking skills, extend your international exposure, and engage and connect to the real world? If your answer to the question is yes, then come and join Ms. Mandy Lam of The New York Times to explore the New York Times database and learn:

  1.  How to read and digest the news related to your discipline?
  2.  What is happening in the World?
  3.  How to identify international trends and develop a good topic for your paper?
Trainer: Ms. Mandy Lam (Head of Education, Asia Pacific, The New York Times)
Date and Time: 20 Oct 2016 (Thursday), 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue: User Education Room, Library
Medium of instruction: English

To reserve a seat, please register online. For enquiries, please call 3442-6415, email lbinf@cityu.edu.hk or visit our Reference Desk.

We look forward to seeing you in the Library!

(6 Oct 2016)

Information Skills Workshops @ CityU Library: Using Scopus and Web of Science databases, Finding dissertations, Finding statistics, Using ProQuest RefWorks and Mendeley

Registration for the following Information Skills Workshops is now open! All students and staff are welcome!

  • Using Scopus Database
    Date and Time: 11 October 2016 (Tuesday), 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    10 November 2016 (Thursday), 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Description: You will learn how to use Scopus to find high quality research literature in your field, identify top articles on a topic, and more.
  • Using Web of Science Database
    Date and Time: 18 October 2016 (Tuesday), 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    4 November 2016 (Friday), 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Description: You will learn how to use Web of Science to search for topics and authors, retrieve citing articles, link to full-text, and more.
  • Finding Dissertations and Theses
       Participants should have experience in searching Library databases and the Library Catalogue
    Date and Time: 19 October 2016 (Wednesday), 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
    28 October 2016 (Friday), 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
    Description: You will learn how to locate dissertations and theses that are relevant to your research topics using both Library and web resources.
  • Introduction to Finding Statistics
    Date and Time: 19 October 2016 (Wednesday), 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
    31 October 2016 (Monday), 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
    Description: You will learn how to look for statistics in the Library’s collection and effectively locate statistics available on the Web.
  • Citation Made Easy: Using ProQuest RefWorks
       Participants should have experience in searching Library databases and the Library Catalogue
    Date and Time: 21 October 2016 (Friday), 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    7 November 2016 (Monday), 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Description: You will learn how to use the new and improved version of RefWorks to collect, manage and organize references and full-text articles, to cite in your preferred style as your write, and more.
  • Citation Made Easy: Using Mendeley
       Participants should have experience in searching Library databases and the Library Catalogue
    Date and Time: 1 November 2016 (Tuesday), 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    11 November 2016 (Friday), 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Description: You will learn how to use Mendeley, a free reference manager and academic social network, to compile your library of references, cite as you write, etc.
Venue of the workshops: Library User Education Room
Medium of instruction: English

The two sessions of each workshop are identical. Hands-on experience will be included!

For more information and to register, please visit: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/instruct/course/isw/. The Library reserves the right to cancel any session with less than 5 registrants.

For enquiries, please call 3442-6415, email lbinf@cityu.edu.hk or visit our Reference Desk.

We look forward to seeing you in the Library!

(3 Oct 2016)

Information Skills Workshops @ CityU Library: Using SciVal to Benchmark Research Performance

Information Skills Workshops @ CityU Library: Using SciVal to Benchmark Research Performance

The Library is pleased to announce the upcoming workshop - Using SciVal to Benchmark Research Performance. SciVal is a web-based strategic analysis tool using data from the Scopus database. You can use SciVal to analyse and benchmark individual researchers, group of researchers and institutions based on a variety of metrics.

Mr. Yimin Wang, Senior Customer Consultant for Research Management of Elsevier, will give a hands-on workshop on SciVal to CityU staff and research students. You will learn how to best use SciVal modules to:

  1.  Visualise research performance
  2.  Analyse research trends
  3.  Benchmark research progress
  4.  Develop collaborative partnerships
Trainer: Mr. Yimin Wang (Senior Customer Consultant for Research Management, Elsevier)
Date and Time: 18 Oct 2016 (Tuesday), 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Venue: User Education Room, Library
Medium of Instruction: English

To use SciVal, you need to log-in to your personal SciVal account. If you do not already have one, please access SciVal to create an account before coming to the workshop.

To reserve a seat, please register online. For enquiries, please call 3442-6415, email lbinf@cityu.edu.hk or visit our Reference Desk.

We look forward to seeing you in the Library!

(19 Sep 2016)

Information Skills Workshops @ CityU Library: SciFinder Scholar Training Session

SciFinder Scholar is a research discovery tool by Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) that allows scientists and researchers to access a wide diversity of research from many scientific disciplines, including biomedical sciences, chemistry, pharmacology, biotechnology and more.

SciFinder Scholar includes the following content:

  • References to journal articles, patents, conference proceedings, dissertations, technical reports, books, and more, covering literature from 1800s to the present, combining references from CAplus and MEDLINE.
  • Chemical substances found in journal articles, patents, chemcial catalogs, and reputable web sources from the early 1800s to the present
  • Reaction information for single- and multi-step reactions from 1840 to present
  • Chemical source information, including supplier addresses and pricing nformation with purchasing options derived from current chemical catalogs and libraries
  • Regulatory information from international sources, including substance identity information, inventroy status, sources, and compliance information

To help you become familiar with this database, the Library has organized the following training session:

Date: 21 September 2016 (Wednesday)
Time: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Venue: Library User Education Room
Instructor: Ms. Windy Wu, CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) Representative (Trainer)

The training session will cover:

  • Introduction to the interface, content and features of SciFinder
  • User registration and personalization tools
  • Searching scientific literature by research topic, author and organization
  • Structure search for substance and reaction information
  • Analyzing and refining the answer sets to get the most relevant information
  • Retrieving important information from the records, for example, the key point of research finding, synthesis pathway, substance properties, spectral data and reaction conditions

The medium of instruction is English. To reserve a seat, please register at:
http://144.214.124.216/lib_workshop/reg.aspx?session=6361

For enquiries, please call 3442-6415, email lbinf@cityu.edu.hk or visit our Reference Desk.

(14 Sep 2016)