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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)

Partial Access Arrangement - External Users - Revision and Examination Period, Semester B 2018/19

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: 29 April - 17 May 2019*
  Non-accessible Time Accessible Time
Mon - Fri 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 (18 - 20 May 2019), all restrictions will be lifted. Normal access will resume.

# 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.

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 18 May 2019 onwards, normal access will resume. For affected users who have urgent research / academic needs to use our Library during the non-accessible period, they are welcome to contact us for special arrangement. Any enquiries can be directed to

(12 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)

CREATE! - Guest Lecture 7.0: 3D printing for making of your dream design

Date and Time: 11 Apr 2019, 12:30 - 13:15

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

Online Registration:

(2 Apr 2019)

Library Opening Hours for 24-Hour Access Arrangement (15 April - 20 May 2019)

Please note below the opening hours for 24-hour access arrangement:

Opening Hours

Library Area (excluding Information Space & 3/F FYW Building)
Monday to Sunday : 8:30 am – 1:00 am (next day)

24-Hour Access Area (Information Space & 3/F FYW Building)
Monday to Sunday : 24 Hours

On 15 April, the 24-Hour Access Area will not be open 24 hours, but will open at 8:30 am.
On 20 May, the last day of Examination, the whole Library will be closed at 11:00 pm.
The Innovation Commons inside 3/F FYW Building will only be open during office hours.

Counter Service Hours

Monday to Friday : 8:30 am – 11:00 pm
Saturday : 8:30 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday* : 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Public Holidays [19 - 20 April (Fri - Sat), 22 April (Mon), 1 May (Wed) and 13 May (Mon)] : 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

* On 21 April (Easter Sunday), the service counter will be closed.

  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 200 seats in the 24-Hour Access Area, of which 93 seats with PC workstations are within the Information Space.
  3. 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.
  4. Between 1:00 am - 7:00 am, access to the Library must be via the pedestrian subway or the curved staircases on its two sides and then through the red doors. The rest of the University Campus will remain closed.
  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.
(1 Apr 2019)

"Know India – Sharing India with the World" Book Display

Date: 4 - 17 March 2019
Venue: Academic Display, Run Run Shaw Library

If you are interested to learn about the diverse and vibrant Indian heritage, come and look at this great selection of books now available at the Library!

Again, our heartfelt thanks for the generous book donation from the Consulate General of India, Hong Kong!

(12 Mar 2019)

"Know India – Sharing India with the World" Book Donation Ceremony

With the generous book donation from the Consulate General of India, Hong Kong, an invaluable set of books will be added to the Library's collection.

Light Indian food will be served in the ceremony. All CityU staff and students are welcome to join.

Places are limited. Please register here:

(20 Feb 2019)

Information Skills Workshops @ CityU Library: SciFinder Workshop

Information Skills Workshops @ CityU Library: SciFinder Workshop

To help you become familiar with this database, the Library has organized the following workshop:

Date: 28th February 2019 (Thursday)
Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Venue: Library User Education Room
Instructor: Ms. Pamela Oon, CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) Representative (Trainer)

The workshop will cover:

  • How to build an effective search query
  • How to refine answer sets
  • Different techniques for substance searching, including inorganic compounds, organometallics and polymers
  • How to get related information e.g. spectra, properties and reactions
  • Best practices for reaction searching
  • How to prioritize answer sets

This workshop is for authorized users of SciFinder. A personal SciFinder account is required for participation in the workshop. If you do not have one, please create a personal SciFinder account before you register for the workshop.

The medium of instruction is English. To reserve a seat, please register at:

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

(14 Feb 2019)

<Exercise is Medicine> Book Display


Do you want to boost your immunity during the flu epidemic? Apart from healthy food that are known to enhance immunity, perhaps exercise can be helpful. As part of the year-round "Wellness for All" Programme, you can find tips for exercise in this book display.

Let’s enjoy the fun of exercising together!

Date: 14 February - 14 March 2019
Venue: Area outside Library Lounge, Run Run Shaw Library, CityU
(14 Feb 2019)

LexisNexis Student Ambassador @ CityU Library resumes in Semester B. Check out the new schedule.

LexisNexis Student Ambassador @ CityU Library resumes in Semester B. Check out the new schedule.

The programme resumes in Semester B with a new schedule:

Mon, 15:00 - 17:00
Tue, 16:00 - 18:00
Wed, 15:00 - 17:00
Fri, 16:00 - 18:00

Come to the Law Collection and Services Section, talk to a LexisNexis Student Ambassador for your legal research issues.

Small souvenirs available!!

(29 Jan 2019)

Chinese Calligraphy Practising Workshop (2018-19 Sem B)

(28 Jan 2019)

Science and Art: Chinese and Korean Student Calligraphy Exhibition

Date: 18 January - 29 March 2019
Venue: 2/F, Exhibition Area, Run Run Shaw Library, City University of Hong Kong

Did you know there was a time when Korea used Chinese characters in their literature and inscriptions? What if there was a platform to experience Korean culture and history through Chinese text?

A collaboration with Department of Linguistics and Translation, Chinese and History, along with Calligraphantasy and the Korean Association of Students at City University of Hong Kong, this student exhibition showcases selected calligraphy artwork from Korea and China while displaying the cross-cultural exchange found in Korean Classics and Si Ku Quan Shu Reading Collections from City University of Hong Kong. Of the 60 artworks from student research, 30 pieces were derived from Korean Classics while 30 were explored from Si Ku Quan Shu Collections. It is through these ancient documents where young researchers gained understanding of diverse heritage to choose the artwork available for viewing at Run Run Shaw Library’s 2F Exhibition Area. For personal tours, please contact Ms. Sandy LEE (

(25 Jan 2019)

Glimpses of China from a Bygone Era – an exhibition of the Library’s Special Collection

event poster
Date: 14 January - 21 March 2019
Venue: Wofoo Foundation Gallery, Run Run Shaw Library, CityU

This exhibition showcases treasured items dating back to the Ming and Qing dynasties from our Library's Special Collection & Archive. This priceless collection gives a brief overview of Ancient China in terms of its history, society, geography, demography, travel, medicine, art and architecture. It also represents early cultural contact between China and the West. These items are invaluable records for the study of the history of China.

By showcasing our unique special collection we hope to explore collaboration and facilitate discussions about Chinese history within the CityU community.

So whether you are a teacher integrating primary sources into your class, an academic working on innovative research, or a student starting your project for an assignment, we want to partner with you and support your work in education, research and other academic studies in general.

This exhibition is held to commemorate the generous donation made by Dr Joseph Lee Chung-tak 李宗德 and other book donors.

Come visit the exhibition in the Wofoo Foundation Gallery of the Library.

(14 Jan 2019)

LexisNexis Student Ambassador @ CityU Library Nov 2018 - Apr 2019

LexisNexis Student Ambassador @ CityU Library Nov 2018 - Apr 2019

November 2018 - April 2019
Semester A’s weekly schedule - Tue 16:00-18:00; Wed 15:00-17:00; Thur 14:00-16:00; Fri 11:00-13:00

Law Collection and Services Section, Run Run Shaw Library

(19 Nov 2018)