Special Booking Arrangement for CREATE! users


Please note that reservations of 3D Printing, 3D Scanning, Laser Cutting, Project Mapping, and Physical Computer Kit services cannot be made using the Booking System at the moment. To reserve, please send email to libemt@cityu.edu.hk or call us at 3442 6963, and specify your desired date and timeslot for a particular service. Sorry for the inconvenience caused.

 

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(updated on 25 May 2020) RSS


Special Arrangement (from 25 May 2020 (Mon) until further notice)

Please check Counter Service Hours for details. Please also note the following:

To enter the University campus, any person must

  1. Receive body temperature check at campus entrances
  2. Put on a face mask at all time on the campus, including your stay within the Library

Inside the Library, any user must

  1. Not engage in group gathering/discussion
  2. Not use seats or that are marked "unavailable"
  3. Keep a 1.5m social distance among users

Some Library Services are affected

  1. A considerable portion of seats, desks and workstations are unavailable.
  2. The due dates of library items, which fall on or before 25 May 2020, will be extended to 2 July 2020 (Thursday). Exceptions are: recalled books, books in Semi-closed Collection, ILL books, and media reserve.
  3. Study Carrels (no.105-106, 113-118) are not available for use due to renovation.
  4. The facilities for group discussion are closed.
  5. CREATE! services (such as 3D Printing/Scanning), CAVE facility and Mini Theatre are available by appointment only. Please email to libemt@cityu.edu.hk or call 3442-6963.
  6. Only one user is allowed to stay in an Online Teaching and Learning Studio.
  7. Library Lounge (G3420) and Innovation Commons & Discussion Zone (3/F Fong Yun-wah Building) are not accessible.

Thank you in anticipation of your understanding and cooperation.

(25 May 2020)

Library's Zoom Documentary Premiere: Lights in Time: The S.S. Bokhara & The Fisher Island Lighthouse
「穿越時光的燈塔: 博卡喇遇上漁翁島燈塔」人文歷史紀錄片首映禮

The Library is pleased to announce the upcoming Zoom documentary premiere. All CityU students and staff are welcome to attend.

Lights in Time: The S.S. Bokhara & The Fisher Island Lighthouse
Date and Time: 29 May 2020 (Friday), 1700-1900
Medium of Instruction: English
Online registration: Please register HERE

Abstract
On the 8th of October 1892, the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company's S.S. Bokhara left Shanghai for Hong Kong. Two days later, after an ill-fated battle with a typhoon, she sank to the bottom within minutes of hitting the reefs of the Penghu Islands. What happened next was a rare moment of humanity and solidarity between East and West which continued upon the return of the Bokhara survivors to Hong Kong.

Run Run Shaw Library's Lighthouse Heritage Research Connections (LHRC) programme investigates the events that took place before and after the Bokhara’s wreck in 1892.

Join us for a Zoom Online Launch Celebration, watch the film and participate in the discussion on May 29th at 17.00.

A Zoom link will be emailed to registrants at least 1 day in advance.
For enquiries, please contact Ms. Sandy Lee (34426582, lbsandy@cityu.edu.hk).

We are proud to join with the following presenting partners and collaborators for this online launch event:

Hong Kong Observatory
Saint John's Cathedral
HSBC Archives
Association of China Trend Studies (HK)
The Penghu Underwater Archaeology Work Station
National Penghu University of Science and Technology
The Penghu County Government

We look forward to seeing you in Zoom!

(25 May 2020)

Temporary Suspension of Library Bookdrop Service at Student Residence (8 June - 30 August 2020)

In view of the low usage of the bookdrop during the summer term and with an aim to better utilize library resources, the Library bookdrop service at the Student Residence will be suspended from 8 June (Monday) to 30 August 2020 (Sunday). Library users are required 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 31 August 2020 (Monday).

(25 May 2020)

Temporary Closure of Oval and Information Space Computer Area for Maintenance

Please note that the Oval computer and the Information Space areas will be closed for system update and maintenance as scheduled below.

(Mon, Tue & Wed) 25 - 27 May 2020 at OVAL area.
(Thu & Fri) 28 - 29 May 2020 at Information Space.

Should you need assistance, please contact IT Help Desk at 3442-6963. We are sorry for the inconvenience caused.

(21 May 2020)

Library Opening and Counter Service Hours for Summer Term (24 May – 25 July 2020)

Please note below the Library hours during the coming Summer Term:

Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday : 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sunday & Public Holidays : 8:30 am - 7:00 pm

Counter Service Hours

Monday to Friday : 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday : 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday : Closed
Public Holidays (25 June & 1 July) : Closed

The Library opening and counter service hours from 26 July 2020 (Sunday) onwards will be announced later.

(18 May 2020)

Pay Library Fines/Charges Online by Credit Card

The Library is pleased to announce that overdue fines and bills may be paid online by credit card (VISA and MasterCard only).

For details, please refer to Borrowing of Library Materials - Fines and Charges.

(18 May 2020)

Chasing Lighthouse Heritage – Hong Kong Exhibition (With Audio Description Guided Tour)
香港燈塔百年意象 — 觸憶築展覽

The Run Run Shaw Library is proud to announce that Chasing Lighthouse Heritage – Hong Kong Exhibition (With Audio Description Guided Tour) will be held on the 16th & 17th of May 2020 at 15:00-17:00 at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum (HKMM) coinciding with International Museum Day Hong Kong 2020 - Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion. This event is a collaboration with HKMM and the Hong Kong Society for the Blind (HKSB) to promote lighthouse heritage conservation as well as diversity and inclusion.

A collaboration with students and staff of COM and LT, the exhibition is part of the library-based Lighthouse Heritage Research Connections (LHRC) project to encourage students to go beyond the scope of their academic backgrounds through conducting research-based explorations of historical lighthouses. These explorations make use of the library’s hidden treasures, such as historical archives, as well as resources from museums and art galleries. In the LHRC project, non-SEN participants had the opportunity to observe and learn about how the visually impaired and blind are able to experience lighthouse heritage through tactile graphs, braille (English and Cantonese), poetry, 3D Models and Calligraphy artworks with audio descriptions.

In the exhibition, students will share and demonstrate their creative works such as 3D models and tactile materials. The exhibition puts emphasis on diversity and inclusion. Visitors are encouraged to touch/feel the exhibits as well as listen to the audio description to learn the architectural structures and stories of lighthouses.

Exhibition:
Chasing Lighthouse Heritage – Hong Kong Exhibition (With Audio Description Guided Tour)
Date: 16 & 17 May 2020 (Sat & Sun)
Time: 15:00 – 17:00
Venue: Hong Kong Maritime Museum (Central Pier No. 8)

All are welcome to join!

For enquiries, please contact Sandy Lee at 34426582 or lbsandy@cityu.edu.hk

Please visit the links below for more information:

(13 May 2020)

Documentary Screening: Lighthouse Memories: Green Island Lighthouse (Cantonese) cum
Music Video Screening: Starry Night (by the Cheers Band)

The Run Run Shaw Library is proud to announce that the Documentary Screening: Lighthouse Memories: Green Island Lighthouse (Cantonese) cum the Music Video Screening: Starry Night (by the Cheers Band) will be held on the 16th of May 2020 at 15:00-17:00 at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum (HKMM), coinciding with International Museum Day Hong Kong 2020 - Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion. The screening activity is a collaboration with HKMM and the Hong Kong Society for the Blind (HKSB) to promote lighthouse heritage conservation as well as diversity and inclusion.

A collaboration with students and staff of COM, the documentary Lighthouse Memories: Green Island Lighthouse is part of the library-based Lighthouse Heritage Research Connections (LHRC) project to encourage students to go beyond scope of their academic backgrounds through conducting research-based explorations of historical lighthouses. These explorations make use of the library’s hidden treasures, such as historical archives, as well as resources from museums and art galleries.

The Green Island Lighthouse was erected to provide safe navigation from the north-west side of Hong Kong Island. Lighthouse enthusiasts from the Hong Kong Maritime Museum and the Hong Kong Marine Department share their stories and experiences with the second lighthouse built in the Pearl of the Orient.

The music video Starry Night is part of the ‘Let Them Shine’ program, which engaged students and staff from LT, COM, SCM and LIB. The program (which started July 2019) provides students an experimental learning opportunity to assist in conducting music recordings and editing for 10 songs with the Cheers Band of HKSB’s Morning Glory Day Activity Centre cum Hostel. Members of the band are with both visual impairment and intellectual disability. The music video reflects the Cheers Band’s positivity, living with self-confidence and happiness.

Screenings:
Documentary Screening: Lighthouse Memories: Green Island Lighthouse (Cantonese) cum Music Video Screening: Starry Night (by the Cheers Band)
Date: 16 May 2020 (Sat)
Time: 15:00 - 17:00
Venue: Hong Kong Maritime Museum (Central Pier No. 8)

All are welcome to join!

For enquiries, please contact Sandy Lee at 34426582 or lbsandy@cityu.edu.hk

Please visit the links below for more information:

(13 May 2020)

Zoom a Library Workshop (May 2020)

Information Skills Workshop banner

The Library is pleased to announce the upcoming Zoom workshops. All CityU students and staff are welcome to join.

Workshop Date and Time
Citing Sources and Preventing Plagiarism (APA) 07 May 2020 (Thu)
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Advanced EndNote – An Interactive Session 08 May 2020 (Fri)
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Using Factiva 12 May 2020 (Tue)
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
EndNote for Mac – Consultation Session 13 May 2020 (Wed)
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Citing Sources and Preventing Plagiarism (IEEE) 20 May 2020 (Wed)
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Locating Thesis & Dissertations 21 May 2020 (Thu)
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
EndNote App for iPad 22 May 2020 (Fri)
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Finding Employer Information for Job Seeker 27 May 2020 (Thu)
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Using Chinese Language Databases (CNKI) 28 May 2020 (Fri)
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online registration and workshop details:
http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/instruct/course/isw/
  • Medium of instruction: English
  • A Zoom link will be e-mailed to registrants 1 day in advance.
  • The Library reserves the right to cancel any workshops due to low enrolment.

For enquiries, please call 3442 8395, email lbinf@cityu.edu.hk or whatsapp us at 6798 7732.

We look forward to seeing you in Zoom!

(5 May 2020)

Library's Zoom Lecture: Unlocking the Past using Today’s Tools: Discovering and Recovering China's first Purpose-designed Lighthouse

The Library is pleased to announce the upcoming Zoom lecture. All CityU students and staff are welcome to attend.

Unlocking the Past using Today’s Tools: Discovering and Recovering China’s first Purpose-designed Lighthouse

Date and time: 5 May 2020 (Tuesday), 11am - 12nn
Medium of instruction: English
Online registration: Please register HERE

A Zoom link will be e-mailed to registrants at least 1 day in advance.

For enquiries, please call 3442 6582, email lbpatch@cityu.edu.hk or lbsandy@cityu.edu.hk

We look forward to seeing you in Zoom!

Abstract

Until 2016, little exact detail was known of the pagoda known to have served as a lighthouse on Xiyu Island in the Penghu Archipelago from 1778-1875, above all what it looked like and where exactly it stood. In this lecture, you will see how a City U research team found a ‘lost’ photograph that led to the discovery of a wealth of lost details and a virtual reconstruction of how it will have looked in its heyday

Speaker

Dr. Stephen Davies
Hon. Professor, Department of Real Estate and Construction, Faculty of Architecture University of Hong Kong
Hon. Institute Fellow, Hong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Hong Kong

Biography

Dr Stephen Davies has been maritime/lighthouse specialist of the Lighthouse Heritage Research Connections Project at CityU since 2015. His passion is the sea and he is an active yachtsman, sailing most weekends around Hong Kong’s waters. Dr. Davies has been researching and writing about lighthouses, ships, seafarers and the seas for about 60 years.

(4 May 2020)

Library Opening and Counter Service Hours during Revision Week and Examination Period (4 - 23 May 2020)

Please note below the Library hours during the coming Revision Week & Examination Period:

Opening Hours

Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sun & Public Holidays 8:30 am - 7:00 pm

Counter Service Hours*

Revision week (4 -10 May)
Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Sun & Public Holidays 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
 
Examination Period (11 - 23 May)
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat & Sun 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
23 May (Sat) 8:30 am - 11:00 pm

* Service hours vary slightly at different counters. For details, please refer to the Library Opening Hours web page.

(28 Apr 2020)

Library Service Counters – Change of Opening Hours

Starting from Semester B (13 January 2020), the opening hours of the Library service counters will be slightly adjusted as follows:

Counter(s) Mon - Fri Sat Sun
Term Time
Circulation Counter / IT Help Desk /
Information Space Service Counter
8:30 am - 10:00 pm 8:30 am - 6:00 pm 12:00 noon - 6:00 pm
Law & Reference Help Desk 8:30 am - 10:00 pm 9:00 am - 6:00 pm 12:00 noon - 6:00 pm
 
Term Break
Circulation Counter / IT Help Desk /
Information Space Service Counter
8:30 am - 7:00 pm 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Closed
Law & Reference Help Desk 8:30 am - 7:00 pm 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Closed

The Library opening hours remain unchanged.

In the upcoming Lunar New Year Break, the Library will be closed on these dates:

  • 25 Jan 2020 (Sat) [Lunar New Year's Day]
  • 26 Jan 2020 (Sun) [2nd day of Lunar New Year]
  • 27 Jan 2020 (Mon) [3rd day of Lunar New Year]
(9 Jan 2020)