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(updated on 24 April 2017) RSS


Walking with Omura's Whale Programme Exhibition

The Library is delighted to announce the upcoming exhibition Walking with Omura's Whale (WOW), from 26 April to 16 May in the Library's Wofoo Foundation Gallery.

In 2014, the carcass of a 10.8 metre-long Omura's Whale was found beached in Hung Shek Mun, Tai Po. This species of whale was only recently discovered in 2003 after a detailed genetic analysis. Staff from the School of Veterinary Medicine and students from various CityU departments have scanned and 3D-printed the whole skeleton. At the exhibition, visitors can view not only this skeleton but also real bones from the Omura's whale as well as from dolphins. A 3D printer will also be on display.

You are cordially invited to visit the Exhibition and join us for the opening ceremony!

Walking with Omura's Whale Programme Exhibition
Opening Ceremony
Date: 28 April 2017 (Friday)
Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Venue: Wofoo Foundation Gallery, Run Run Shaw Library
Exhibition
Date: 26 April - 16 May, 2017
Time: 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Venue: Wofoo Foundation Gallery, Run Run Shaw Library

For enquiries, please contact:
Office of the Vice-President (Development & External Relations)
Tel: 3442 6348
Email: rwo3d2016@cityu.edu.hk

Library Reference Desk
Tel: 3442 6415
Email: lbinf@cityu.edu.hk

(24 Apr 2017)
Run Run Shaw Library

As of July 2017, it will be easier than ever before to find and access Library resources! To further enhance our support for learning and research, the Library has been working very hard, together with the other seven UGC-funded university libraries in Hong Kong, to bring you a next-generation library system. Benefits include:

  • A simple and intuitive interface for easy searching and navigation
  • One-stop search for Library's print, media and online resources and instant retrieval of journal articles
  • One-stop search for all eight universities' collections
  • Better discoverability of research content and data

We believe that the new search platform will help improve your research experience, whether you are a student, researcher, faculty member, or general library user.

Watch out for further announcements about the new library system!

(18 Apr 2017)

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

Each year when the examination period is approaching, there will be a high demand for study space. Therefore, during the forthcoming Semester B 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: 24 April - 13 May 2017*
  Non-accessible Time Accessible Time
Mon - Fri (except Public Holiday) 00:00 - 17:00 & 23:01 - 24:00 17:01 - 23:00#
Sat, Sun & Public Holiday 00:00 - 14:00 & 23:01 - 24:00 14:01 - 23:00#

* For the last three days of the Examination Period (14 - 16 May 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 14 May 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.


(7 Apr 2017)

Academian's Talk - The New Image of Traditional Chinese Kung Fu in the 21st Century and The Way Forward

CityU Library and JCAC Hall are grateful to have Master Yeung with us to share his thoughts and experiences in Wing Chun. Master Yeung is a famous Wing Chun Master, and his talk is about the past, present and the future of the Wing Chun.

Please join us on 29 March 2017 at 7:00 pm for this fascinating presentation. We look forward to seeing you there!

Academian's Talk - The New Image of Traditional Chinese Kung Fu in the 21st Century and The Way Forward
Speaker: Master Jerry Yeung, a Wing Chun Master and CEO of Pure Ving Tsun
Date and Time: 29 March 2017 (Wednesday), 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Venue: Multi-Function Hall B, Student Residence, City University of Hong Kong
Medium of instruction: Cantonese

All staff and students are welcome! To reserve a seat, please visit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfdiS2BSqy4MfPYwG0wd2Mn3N3zK_pmdTNc7wZ5E2LPW8I1EQ/viewform?c=0&w=1

For enquiries, please contact:
CK, Residence Tutor of JCAC Hall. Tel: 5420 8292
Bernice Chan, Subject Librarian of Run Run Shaw Library. Tel: 3442 6405

(28 Mar 2017)

Library Opening Hours for 24-Hour Access Arrangements Before and During Revision and Examination Periods (Semester B, 2016/17)

Period: 10 April - 16 May 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 10 April, the 24-Hour Access Area opens at 08:30.
On 16 May, 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
Public Holidays (14-15 April, 17 April, 1 May & 3 May) 08:30 - 17:00

* The service counter will close on 16 April 2017 (Easter Sunday).

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 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.
(27 Mar 2017)

Two more Group Study Rooms available for use at the Humanities Academy

The Library is pleased to provide two more group study rooms (Room 1009 and 1010) at the Humanities Academy for booking by eligible users, with effect from 9 am on 15 March 2017 (Wed).

For details, please refer to: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/about/facility/ha/index.htm.

Users are welcome to send their suggestions or enquiries to libemt@cityu.edu.hk or IT HelpDesk at 3442-6963.

(14 Mar 2017)

Library Opening Hours Extended to 1AM

Period: 27 March - 9 April 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
Public Holiday (4 April, Tuesday) Closed

Please watch out for the Library announcement on 24-hour access arrangements before and during Revision and Examination Periods (10 April - 16 May 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.

(14 Mar 2017)

Get an Insider's Tips on Publishing Your Work! A Talk at the Library

The Library is pleased to announce the upcoming talk - Get an Insider's Tips on Publishing Your Work: Emerald Guide to Getting Published.
Emerald Publishing Limited publishes nearly 300 journals and over 2,500 books and book series volumes in the fields of business, management and more. Emerald has 61 journals included in Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports.

This talk will provide you with an insider’s guide to academic publishing, suggest some practical tips and highlight best practice for submission of research papers to international, peer-reviewed journals.

  • Why one should publish?
  • Building a personal publication strategy
  • Polishing your work - tips and suggestions
  • Surviving peer review
  • More strategies to increase the impact of your publications
Speaker: Ms. Julie Chia-Yi LIN, Emerald Publishing Limited
Date and Time: 13 March 2017 (Monday), 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Venue: Library User Education Room
Medium of instruction: English

All staff and students are welcome! To reserve a seat, please visit: http://144.214.124.216/lib_workshop/reg.aspx?session=9544

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 Mar 2017)

Hong Kong e-Legislation (HKeL) Replaces Hong Kong Bilingual Laws Information System (BLIS)

The Hong Kong legislation database, Bilingual Laws Information System (BLIS), will be replaced by Hong Kong e-Legislation (HKeL), effective 24 February 2017 (Friday) evening. This is an initiative of the HKSAR Department of Justice to improve the access to law in Hong Kong. BLIS will discontinue service when the HKeL becomes available. Users who access the BLIS will be automatically redirected to the HKeL homepage. CityU Library web pages and research guides will be updated in due course.

(23 Feb 2017)

Changes to Alumni Library Services

Termination of Application for PAID e-Resources Service

With effect from 1 March 2017, application for the PAID Alumni e-Resources Service will be terminated due to low usage. Alumni may continue enjoying the same service free of charge for 12 months by simply updating their contact, employment or further study details via AIMS before 30 June 2017. For more information on this free service, please go to http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/service/alumni/freealum.htm.

No Alumni Library Services for Existing Students and Serving Staff

Some alumni are currently working at the University or taking CityU-award bearing courses or SCOPE programmes leading to non-local awards. For better access control and to minimize duplication of patron records in the new Library system to be launched in July 2017, the Library will implement the “One Patron One Library Privilege” Policy in which users with multiple identities/roles (like staff and students, staff and alumni, etc.) will be provided only one single library service package/privilege, usually based upon the role that entitles him/her to enjoy the highest level of library services.

With the adoption of the new policy, all alumni who are existing CityU/SCOPE students and/or serving staff can no longer apply for or renew any Alumni Library Services, including free e-resources services, starting March 2017. Yet, SCOPE staff/students who are alumni can still subscribe to our free e-resources service, whenever necessary.

Please contact the Library Circulation Counter at 3442-8316 for enquiries on the new policy.

(22 Feb 2017)

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

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.

Topics covered include how to find information about:

  • Case studies
  • Companies and industries
  • The business environment
  • Selected business topics

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

Date and Time: 21 February 2017 (Tuesday), 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
28 February 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 3442-6415, email lbinf@cityu.edu.hk or visit our Reference Desk.

We look forward to seeing you in the Library!

(13 Feb 2017)