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(updated on 24 August 2016) RSS


Library Orientation for New Students

Library orientation session

Welcome New Students! To prepare for the new academic year at CityU, you are highly recommended to join our Library Orientation to learn about our collections and services. Registration is now open!

Attend a one-hour "Getting Started" Session for New Undergraduate Students or Postgraduate Students to acquire basic skills in using library resources and services and get off to a good start with your coursework and studies. Also join a 30-minute Library Orientation Tour to get an overview of the locations of the Library’s collections and facilities.

“Getting Started” Sessions for New Undergraduate Students will be offered from
  25 August (Thursday) 2016 to 6 September (Tuesday) 2016

“Getting Started” Sessions for New Postgraduate Students will be offered from
  30 August (Tuesday) 2016 to 10 September (Saturday) 2016

Library Orientation Tours for New Students will be offered from
  25 August (Thursday) 2016 to 10 September (Saturday) 2016

To learn more and to register, visit http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/instruct/orient/index.htm

The Library reserves the right to cancel any session with less than 5 registrants.

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

We look forward to seeing you in the Library!

(16 August 2016)

Winner List: The 4th "Enjoy Reading - Stories of Travelers" Joint Writing Contest

The Library is happy to announce the list of winners for the 4th “Enjoy Reading – Stories of Travelers” Joint Writing Contest (“悅讀 • 行者的故事” 合作主題徵文活動) organized by CityU Library, Shanghai University of Finance & Economics (SUFE) Library and Feng Chia University Library. This year, 100 entries were received and 31 entries received awards.

The entries were judged by adjudicators from CityU and SUFE. Dr. Chan Hok-yin of Department of Chinese and History, Mr. Ivan Yeung Wang-tung of Department of Linguistics and Translation, and Ms. Xu Xi of Department of English were invited as adjudicators at CityU.

Winner List at CityU

Chinese Writing – 1st Prize 《歲月行者》蔣婉,商學院
Chinese Writing – 2nd Prize 《金城牛羊肉香,還有信仰》何若秋,中文及歷史學系
Chinese Writing – 3rd Prize 《西湖夢尋》張嘉康,中文及歷史學系
《一頁臺北》王宇翔,機械及生物醫學工程學系
Chinese Writing – Merit Prize 《那年夏天》鄧慧敏,商學院
《觀展隨筆-----我看他們旅行》申文靜,系統工程及工程管理學系
《踏出成長的一小步,行廬山體驗人》徐愷彤,人文社會科學院
English Writing – 1st Prize The Death Bus, Ana Clara Oliveira Santos Garner, School of Creative Media
English Writing – 2nd Prize A Walk of 10 Years Past, Lee Shum-yi Cameron, Department of English

Winner List: The 4th 'Enjoy Reading - Stories of Travelers' Joint Writing Contest
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(29 July 2016)

Library Opening and Counter Service Hours for Revision & Examination Period and Term Break (Summer 2016)

Please note the following opening and counter service hours of the Library for the Summer Term:

  Counter Service Hours Opening Hours*
Revision and Examination Period
24 Jul 2016 Sun 08:30 - 17:00 08:30 - 23:00
25 Jul 2016 Mon 08:30 - 23:00 08:30 - 24:00
26 - 29 Jul 2016 Tue - Fri 08:30 - 23:00 00:00 - 01:00 & 08:30 - 24:00
30 Jul 2016 Sat 08:30 - 19:00 00:00 - 01:00 & 08:30 - 24:00
31 Jul 2016 Sun 08:30 - 17:00 00:00 - 01:00 & 08:30 - 24:00
1 - 5 Aug 2016 Mon - Fri 08:30 - 23:00 00:00 - 01:00 & 08:30 - 24:00
6 Aug 2016 Sat 08:30 - 19:00 00:00 - 01:00 & 08:30 - 23:00
Term Break
7 Aug 2016 Sun Closed 08:30 - 23:00
8 Aug 2016 Mon 08:30 - 20:00 08:30 - 23:00
9 - 11 Aug 2016 Tue - Thu 08:30 - 18:00 08:30 - 23:00
12 Aug 2016 Fri 08:30 - 20:00 08:30 - 23:00
13 Aug 2016 Sat 08:30 - 17:00 08:30 - 23:00
14 Aug 2016 Sun Closed 08:30 - 23:00
15 Aug 2016 Mon 08:30 - 20:00 08:30 - 23:00
16 - 18 Aug 2016 Tue - Thu 08:30 - 18:00 08:30 - 23:00
19 Aug 2016 Fri 08:30 - 20:00 08:30 - 23:00
20 Aug 2016 Sat 08:30 - 17:00 08:30 - 23:00
21 Aug 2016 Sun Closed 08:30 - 23:00
22 Aug 2016 Mon 08:30 - 20:00 08:30 - 23:00
23 - 25 Aug 2016 Tue - Thu 08:30 - 18:00 08:30 - 23:00
26 Aug 2016 Fri 08:30 - 20:00 08:30 - 23:00
27 Aug 2016 Sat 08:30 - 17:00 08:30 - 23:00
28 Aug 2016 Sun 12:00 - 18:00 08:30 - 23:00

From 29 August 2016 (Monday) onwards, the regular Library opening and counter service hours will resume.

* 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.

(11 July 2016)

Enhancement of Library Borrowing Privileges for the Media Resources Collection for Non-CityU Users

The Library is pleased to enhance the borrowing privileges for our Media Resources Collection for the following two types of users with immediate effect:

Types of Users Media Resources Collection
Existing Quota / Loan Period New Quota / Loan Period
Long-serving staff members and their spouses 1 item / same day in-house 2 item / 3 days
Spouses of CityU staff members 1 item / same day in-house 2 item / 3 days
(30 June 2016)

Talk @ the Library - Publishing in International Journals: Tips for Students and Early Career Researchers

Library orientation session

The Library is pleased to announce the upcoming talk – Publishing in International Journals: Tips for Students and Early Career Researchers.

Dr. Luaine Bandounas of Elsevier, will co-present with Dr. Paul Shin of City University of Hong Kong, to help research students and early career researchers understand the publishing process and offer insight into publishing in international journals. In this talk, you will learn about:

  1.  Understanding scholarly publishing
  2.  Choosing the most appropriate journal for your work
  3.  How to prepare your article
  4.  Publishing ethics (e.g. Plagiarism, duplicate submissions, authorship)
Presenters: Dr. Luaine Bandounas (Journal Publisher, Elsevier Ltd., Oxford, UK)
Dr. Paul Shin (Associate Professor, Department of Biology and Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong; Co-Editor of Marine Pollution Bulletin)
Date and Time: 21 June 2016 (Tuesday), 3:00pm-4:00pm
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.

(8 June 2016)

Temporary Suspension of Hostel Bookdrop Service (Summer Term)

In view of the low usage of bookdrop during summer term and with an aim to better utilize library resources, the hostel bookdrop service will be suspended from 6 June (Monday) to 28 August 2016 (Sunday), both dates inclusive. Library users are encouraged to come back to the campus library to return their books during this period. Our bookdrop collection service will be resumed when Semester A of 2016/17 starts on 29 August 2016 (Monday).

We apologize for any inconvenience caused to the users.

(9 May 2016)