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(updated on 15 Jul 2019) RSS

Library Opening Hours Extended to 1:00 am (28 July - 10 August 2019)

Please note below the Library extended hours during the Revision and Examination Period of Summer Term:

Opening Hours#

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

On 28 July, the Library will be open between 08:30 am - 11:00 pm.
On 10 August, the last day of Examination, the Library will be closed at 11:00 pm.

Counter Service Hours

Monday to Friday : 08:30 am – 11:00 pm
Saturday : 08:30 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday : 08:30 am – 5:00 pm

Please watch out for the Library announcement on opening and counter service hours for the Term Break (11 August - 1 September 2019).

# Only CityU staff and students (including SCOPE smartcard holders) are permitted to stay beyond 11:00 pm on the University campus. External users will need to leave by 11:00 pm. Users staying behind may be subject to ID checks.

(15 Jul 2019)

ProQuest Ebook Central sign-on upgrade: export your bookshelf data as soon as possible

Starting from 4 September 2019, the Library will offer you a better experience in accessing ProQuest Ebook Central. Instead of creating and using a separate personal account, you will only need to enter your Electronic ID and AD/LAN Account password to enjoy personalized functionality for research and to download e-books for offline readings.

With single-sign on,

  • You can gain access to both the Ebook Central patron site and your personal Ebook Central account.
  • You only need to remember one password.

Please note: Users currently using the personal bookshelf functionality will be affected by the changeover. To avoid losing your saved bookmarks folder or book notes, you should export your data as soon as possible.

Instructions on how to export your personal bookshelf data can be found at Export features of Ebook Central Bookshelf, via the ProQuest Ebook Central Support Centre or by watching this video.

For further enquiries, please send an email to:

(24 Jun 2019)

EndNote X9 now available to CityU staff & students

EndNote is a citation management software for publishing and managing bibliographies, citations and references.

EndNote X9 Logo

The latest version of EndNote X9 is now available to CityU staff & students. To download or upgrade to X9, please visit EndNote research guide at –


For enquiry or assistance, please call 3442-8395, email or visit our Law & Reference Help Desk.

(10 Jun 2019)

"Architectural Wonder of the World" – The Yingxian Wooden Pagoda 2019 Seminar

Student and Staff research on the Yingxian Wooden Pagoda, through various forms of studies from numerous fieldwork trips to Shanxi Province, will be presented through presentations to share and uncover the discoveries made on the oldest wooden multi-storey structure in the world. Topics such as new media methods (animation, 3D reconstructive modelling, 3D scanning and 360 Virtual Reality photography) for heritage preservation, wooden architectural heritage sustainability and integration of ancient monuments in Chinese architecture will be demonstrated in this seminar.

Date: 8 June 2019
Time: 14:00 - 16:30
Venue: Blue Zone, 4F, Yeung Kin Man Academic Building, City University of Hong Kong
Medium of Instruction: English


14:00 - 14:15:Opening Address + Mr. Lin LI (CCIV) - Welcoming Remarks
14:15 - 14:35:Documentary Screening of The Preservation of the Yingxian Wooden Pagoda
14:35 - 14:45:Mr. Daniel LAI (LIB) - Presentation on New Media Methods on the Yingxian Wooden Pagoda
14:45 - 15:05:Mr. Dennis CHAN (ACE) - Presentation on Constructional Methods for Research on the Yingxian Wooden Pagoda
15:05 - 15:25:Mr. Anthony LEUNG (CUHK) - Presentation on Building Information Model (BIM) on Heritage Preservation
15:25 - 15:45:Mr. Charlie XUE (ACE) - Presentation on Integration of Ancient Monuments into Chinese Architecture
15:45 - 16:05:Mr. Peter BRIMBLECOMBE (SEE) - Presentation on Sustaining Wooden Architectural Heritage
16:05 - 16:30:Mr. Steve CHING (LIB) - Closing Remarks + Question & Answer Session

All are welcome to join!

For more information on the upcoming seminar, please contact Ms. Sandy LEE at 3442 6582 or

(6 Jun 2019)

CityU Scholars - Training Workshops and Clinic Sessions

CityU Scholars - Training Workshops and Clinic Sessions

Research information collected in CityU Scholars will be used for different assessment processes such as Annual Report to RGC, Annual Performance Report (e-APR) and the forthcoming RAE2020 Exercise. In view of researchers' needs to review and update their research output and activity records in CityU Scholars for these different purposes, the Library is organizing another round of training workshops and clinic sessions.

  18 June 2019 (Tue) 19 June 2019 (Wed) Enrollment Method
2:30pm - 4:00pm Workshop* Workshop* Online Registration
4:00pm - 5:00pm Clinic Session** Clinic Session** Walk-in anytime during the timeslot
Venue: Library User Education Room

* The workshops are identical with 30 quota each. The Library reserves the right to cancel any session with less than 5 registrants.

** No registration is needed. Discuss your questions face to face with our ambassadors in a more personalized way.

Faculty members (or their trusted users in CityU Scholars), research students, departmental administrators are all welcome to attend.

Enquiries can be directed to

(4 Jun 2019)

Student Project Exhibition: Wooden Pagoda of Yingxian & Traditional Chinese Architecture

Guided VR Tours at CAVE, Library
Date: 10-13, June 2019
Time: 15:30 - 16:00 and 16:30 - 17:00

Documentary Screenings at Mini Theatre (Le ciel de l’esprit), Library
Date: 10-13, June 2019
Time: 15:00 - 15:30 and 16:00 - 16:30

(27 May 2019)

Temporary Suspension of Library Bookdrop Service at Student Residence (10 June - 1 September 2019)

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 10 June (Monday) to 1 September 2019 (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 2 September 2019 (Monday).

(27 May 2019)

Unsubscription to RefWorks

The Library will no longer subscribe to RefWorks starting from 1 September 2019. To help our users migrate references from RefWorks accounts into EndNote, the Library has offered 11 Citation Made Easy: Using EndNote Workshops and 2 Advanced EndNote Workshops since Semester A, 2018-2019. If you have not joined one yet, we are going to offer a few more before the end of August 2019. Please try to register by visiting

In case you are not able to participate in one of the workshops, please visit the Library’s EndNote Research Guide to learn how to use EndNote.

For further enquiries, please send us an email to

(15 May 2019)

Lighthouse Memories: Green Island Lighthouse 燈塔記憶 - 青洲燈塔 (20 - 24, May 2019)

(15 May 2019)

Lighthouse Memories: Green Island Lighthouse Exhibition and Presentation – 19 May 2019 (1300-1730) at Hong Kong Maritime Museum's 'International Museum Day'

The Run Run Shaw Library is proud to announce that the Lighthouse Memories: Green Island Lighthouse Exhibition and Presentation will be held on 19 May 2019 at 13:00-17:30 at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum as part of 'International Museum Day'. This project is a collaboration with the Hong Kong Maritime Museum to promote lighthouse heritage conservation.

As satellite and GPS technology advances, lighthouses are slowly fading into a shadow of the past. The skyscraper capital of the world, Hong Kong serves as one of the busiest ports in the world. Lighthouses such as the Green Island Lighthouse, erected in 1875, has been declared a monument by the government of HKSAR in 2008, signifying its iconic value to Hong Kong heritage.

The documentary, Lighthouse Memories: Green Island Lighthouse (produced by LHRC and students from the Department of Media and Communication), will be premiered during this event. Interactive 3D models of Green Island Lighthouse will also be showcased by students from the School of Creative Media and Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering. Students from the Department of Chinese and History will participate as moderators for the event; and students from the Department of Linguistics and Translation will provide English, Cantonese, and Mandarin translation services for the attendees.

Lighthouse Memories is an ongoing project conducted by Lighthouse Heritage Research Connections (LHRC) of the Run Run Shaw Library, City University of Hong Kong. LHRC provides a platform for students from interdisciplinary backgrounds to work together in preserving lighthouse heritage.

All are welcome to join!

For the programme’s rundown, please visit the link(s) below:

In English:

In Chinese:

For more information, please contact Sandy Lee by phone (3442-6582) or email (

(7 May 2019)

Library Opening and Counter Service Hours for Semester Break (21 May – 9 June 2019)

Please note below the Library hours during the coming Semester Break:

Opening Hours

Monday to Sunday : 8:30 am - 11:00 pm

Counter Service Hours

Monday & Friday : 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday to Thursday : 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday : 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday : Closed
Public Holiday (7 June) : Closed

From 10 June 2019 (Monday) onwards, the regular Library opening and counter service hours will resume.

(6 May 2019)

Introducing New Media Methods for Forensic Investigative Research: When Old Media Meets New Media

Date: 30 April 2019, Tuesday
Time: 12:00 - 13:00
Venue: User Education Room, Run Run Shaw Library
Medium of Instruction: English

Using old documents and archives as sources for forensic investigative studies, along with new media’s approach to support research utilizing 2D animation, 3D modelling, 4K video recording, and Virtual Reality Photography, Run Run Shaw Library’s Lighthouse Heritage Research Connections (LHRC) is able to demonstrate to students how old media information is able to integrate with new media capabilities in bringing their study interests into visualization for assignments and/or Final Year Project(s). The speaker will not only indicate methods of retrieving archived documents, old newspapers, historical photographs and manuscripts for research, he will also provide examples of student projects which used new media practice for exhibiting and showcasing their work. This seminar will also look into cases of seeking copyrighted and licensed materials from institutions and, if necessary, access to authorized locations where fieldwork study is needed.

The Speaker:
The speaker, Mr Daniel Lai is currently a Research Assistant at Run Run Shaw Library working with LHRC since September 2017. Mr Lai is a graduate of City University of Hong Kong’s Master of Arts in Communication and New Media programme where he worked in directing, writing, filming, and editing four LHRC documentaries during his studies, including one (The Preservation of the Yingxian Wooden Pagoda) receiving Best Short Documentary (February 2018) at the London Independent Film Awards (London, UK) and Best Student Documentary (2018) at the Asia Independent Film Festival (Bangalore, India). In the seminar, Mr Lai will introduce new media methods for forensic investigate research.

Selected Student Research Outcomes:

Enquiries: / 34426582

Online Registration: please register HERE.

(18 Apr 2019)

CREATE! - Guest Lecture 8.0: Building 3D-printed functional prototypes

Date and Time: 18 Apr 2019, 12:30 - 13:15

Location: CREATE!, Information Space, Run Run Shaw Library

Online Registration:

(9 Apr 2019)

New law database, Lexis Advance Hong Kong, available

LexisNexis has launched a new legal research platform, Lexis Advance Hong Kong.

The new database offers

  • An intelligent legal search engine built together with legal taxonomy and filtering functions.
  • Contents gradually migrated from Lexis HK.

Try out the new database now, consult a starter guide and videos.

Lexis HK is fading out

Lexis HK, the existing platform, will retire on 1 July 2019.

Training workshops on the way

Training workshops will be held very soon. So please stay tuned with us.

(4 Apr 2019)