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(updated on 21 July 2017) RSS

New Changes in User Privileges and Loan Services

With the launch of CityU LibraryFind, users may need to take note of the following changes related to user privileges and loan services:

1. Logging In

The username and password for your library account is now the same as those for university PCs and WiFi.

2. Emails

You will now receive an email when library material is checked-in/out, renewed or about to be overdue.

3. Renewals

Items can now be renewed for any number of times up to the maximum renewal period, unless recalled.

4. Overdue Fines

Overdue fines are now calculated at a flat rate and there is no longer a maximum fine chargeable.

5. Privilege Suspension

Unsettled fines of over HK$30 will now result in temporary suspension of borrowing privileges

6. JULAC Re-registration

JULAC card holders must re-register at host libraries to continue enjoying library privileges.

7. One Privilege Package

With the one-patron-one-Library privilege policy, users with multiple roles will be offered the highest level of Library services s/he is entitled.

(21 Jul 2017)

Update on New Library Search Platform (Revised)

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CityU LibraryFind, the new library search platform that allows one-stop search for all library resources of the eight UGC-funded universities, will go live tentatively on 17 July 2017 (Monday). For more benefits and details of this new system, please go to

Following the temporary suspension of HKALL service and on-site borrowing at JULAC Libraries in mid-June, there are some important dates for you to take note and act on prior to the launch of the new system.

6 June 2017
Use Interlibrary Loan Services to borrow books from other JULAC Libraries
12 July 2017
to 17 July (Mon)
Borrow/Return library items at the Circulation Counter and books can also be returned via the bookdrop
Suspension of all online circulation activities, including:
  • Self-check services
  • Requests
  • Renewals :
    Renew items in person at the Circulation Counter; or
    via email –; or
    by phone – 3442-8316
  • View Your Circulation Record
No card registration and issuance
17 July 2017 (Mon)
CityU LibraryFind goes live
All suspended services resume

Efforts have been made to minimize service interruptions and impact to our users. Please be assured that you can still access the Library's electronic resources throughout the system migration period.

For enquiries, please email to or call 3442-8316. Thank you.

(14 Jul 2017)

Library Opening Hours - Revision and Examination Periods (Summer Term, 2016/17)

Period: 23 July – 5 August 2017

Opening Hours

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

On 23 July, the Library opens 08:30-23:00.
On 5 August, the last day of Examination, the Library closes at 23:00.

Counter Service Hours

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

Please watch out for Library announcement on opening and counter service hours for the Term Break (6 August – 3 September 2017).

(12 Jul 2017)

Temporary Suspension of Bookdrop Service at Student Residence (Summer Term)

In view of the low usage of the bookdrop during the summer term and with an aim to better utilize library resources, the bookdrop service at the Student Residence will be suspended from 5 June (Monday) to 3 September 2017 (Sunday). Library users are encouraged to return their books to the Library on campus or the bookdrop right outside the Library during this period. The Student Residence bookdrop collection service will resume on 4 September 2017 (Monday).

(24 May 2017)

Temporary Suspension of HKALL Service and Walk-in Borrowing Service Using JULAC Card (6 June to early July)

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You may be aware that the Library is going to migrate to a new library system in early July in collaboration with the other seven UGC-funded university libraries. To facilitate the system changeover and subsequent launch, all these eight university libraries (i.e. JULAC Libraries) will need to temporarily suspend the Hong Kong Academic Library Link (HKALL) service. Walk-in borrowing using your JULAC Library Card will also be affected, as follows:

5 June 2017 (Monday) » Last day for requesting HKALL items
» Last day for using JULAC card to borrow books on-site at JULAC Libraries
15 June 2017 (Thursday)* » Last day for returning HKALL items
» Last day for returning books borrowed from other JULAC Libraries# on CityU-issued JULAC cards

* Books borrowed or renewed after the two dates below will have shorter loan period:
   • 17 May 2017 (for Faculty members, Administrative staff and PG students)
   • 1 June 2017 (for General grade staff and UG students)

# Books borrowed from the Hong Kong Baptist University Library can be returned by the stipulated due date.

To support your research and study, the Library will provide interlibrary loan services to CityU staff and students during the time when HKALL is temporarily unavailable. Thus you will still be able to borrow books from other JULAC Libraries. For enquiries, please contact the Circulation Counter at 3442-8316 or email to

The HKALL service will resume in early July with a new face! JULAC cardholders may need to re-register at respective host libraries after the launch of the new system. We will keep you posted on the issue.

(17 May 2017)

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 28 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
Date: 26 April - 28 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

Library Reference Desk
Tel: 3442 6415

(24 Apr 2017)
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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)