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Arrangement of the Law Collection

Hong Kong Primary Source and UK Legal Encyclopaedic Sets

The major Hong Kong and UK reference materials are shelved in Quick Reference Area Stack A-D:

Hong Kong Law - Stack A-B

  1. Case laws and legal encyclopaedias - Stack B:
    • Addison's Digest of Hong Kong Civil Case Law
    • Addison's Digest of Hong Kong Criminal Case Law
    • Basic Law & Human Rights Bulletin
    • Consolidated Index to All Reported Hong Kong Decisions
    • District Court Law Reports
    • Halsbury's Laws of Hong Kong
    • Hong Kong Case Citator
    • Hong Kong Cases
    • Hong Kong Conveyancing and Property Reports
    • Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal Reports
    • Hong Kong Criminal Law Reports
    • Hong Kong Current Law
    • Hong Kong Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents
    • Hong Kong Family Law Reports
    • Hong Kong Inland Revenue Board of Review Decisions
    • Hong Kong Lands Tribunal Law Reports
    • Hong Kong Law Digest
    • Hong Kong Law Reports
    • Hong Kong Law Reports and Digest
    • Hong Kong Law Reports Consolidated Index
    • Hong Kong Law Yearbook
    • Hong Kong Public Law Reports
    • Hong Kong Tax Cases
    • 香港中文判案書與英譯本彙編 Hong Kong Chinese Law Reports & Translations

    Unreported judgments of Hong Kong (1977-2002), Criminal Appeals Bulletin and Monthly Digest [of unreported judgments] 1985-1996 are shelved at stack D.

  2. Statute laws - Stack A & B:
    • The Laws of Hong Kong, current legal supplements of the Government of the HKSAR Gazette (Stack A)
    • Annotated Ordinances of Hong Kong (Stack B)
    • Reports of the Meetings of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong (Stack B)
    • 香港立法會會議過程記錄 (Stack B)

English Law - Stack C:

  • Atkin's Court Forms
  • Current Law Statutes Annotated (Library's copy updated to 2011)
  • Current Law Year Book / Monthly Digest / Legislation Citators / Case Citator (Library's copy updated to 2011)
  • Digest, The
  • Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents
  • Halsbury's Laws of England
  • Halsbury's Statutes of England and Wales (Library's copy updated to 2014)

Dictionaries

Stack E: English legal dictionaries, Chinese legal dictionaries, general dictionaries

Statutes and Law Reports of Commonwealth Jurisdictions

They are kept at the Law Collection and Services Section electronic compact shelves, Stack no. 23–28.

The law reports of multi-jurisdictions are shelved alphabetically by title preceding the statutes / law reports of single-jurisdiction, which are shelved alphabetically by jurisdiction, then subdivided in this order:

  1. Legal encyclopaedias, digests, citators, etc. - arranged alphabetically by title
  2. Statutes - arranged alphabetically by title
  3. Law reports - arranged alphabetically by title. For each title with subscription, the current issues are shelves after the past issues

A note on the print version of the law reports. Some law reports with online versions are kept at Library’s Shatin Storage. To access the online version, search in the CityU LibraryFind and follow the hyperlink of the respective title to use it. If the print version is still preferred, go to the cataloguing record of the print law report, click on the “Request” button and select the issues required. They will be transferred back to the Kowloon Tong campus. Pick up is at the Circulation Counter.

Law Books

Law books are kept in the shelving area adjacent to the Library entrance/exit, rows 1-12A. They are arranged by the Library of Congress Classification Scheme. An outline of the scheme for law materials and their designated shelves are as follows:

LC class Subject Book shelves near the Library entrance / exit
JX International Law (see also KZ) 1
K Law (General) 1-3
KD Law of the United Kingdom and Ireland 3-6
KE Law of Canada 6
KF Law of the United States 6-7
KJ-KKZ Law of Europe 7
KLA-KLW Law of Eurasia 7
KM-KPW Law of Asia 7
KNN Law of China (Pre-PRC) 7#
KNP Law of Taiwan 7-8
KNQ Law of the PRC 8-10
KNR & KYQ Law of Hong Kong 10-11
KQ-KTZ Law of Africa 11
KU & KYT Law of Australia and New Zealand 11
KZ International Law (see also JX) 11-12

# More books on the Pre-PRC Chinese law are kept in the Chinese Legal History Special Collection.

Law Periodicals & Yearbooks

English language materials
Past issues in bound volume are kept in the shelving area adjacent to the Library entrance/exit, rows 12B-14. They are arranged in alphabetical order of the title. Current issues are kept in the periodical racks located near the photocopier.

Chinese language materials
Past issues of Chinese law journals in bound volumes are kept in the shelving area adjacent to the library entrance/exit, rows 12A-14.They are arranged by stroke number of the title. Current issues are kept in the periodical racks located near the photocopier.

Print law journals and yearbooks with online version are kept at the Shatin Storage. To use the online version, search the journal in the CityU LibraryFind and follow the hyperlink to use it. If the print version is required, look it up in the CityU LibraryFind, go to the cataloguing record, and click the “Request” button there. The journal issue you selected will be transferred back to the Kowloon Tong campus. Pick up is at the Circulation Counter.

Media Resources

There are about 500 titles of non-print materials, covering a diverse range of legal subjects from advocacy, civil evidence to international mooting. They are kept in the Media Resources Collection or the Shatin Storage.

Course Reserves

Essential reading materials recommended by teachers for particular courses are placed in the Semi-closed Collection. They bear the location code “Reserve (Semi-closed)” on the CityU LibraryFind and are available for use for 5 hours, 1 day or 3 days.

CityU Examination Papers, Dissertations and Theses

CityU examination paper online version is accessible by current CityU staff and students from the Library home page under "Quick Links: CityU Exam Papers". For PCLL or LLM (Renmin University) examination papers, please refer to the “Law & Reference Help Desk” web page.

The Library also keeps CityU research postgraduate and professional doctorate degree theses, as well as selected CityU taught postgraduate degree dissertations. The print copies are housed in the Reference/Research Collections Room on 2/F of the Library. To look up the online dissertations and theses, search in the CityU LibraryFind or access the CityU Theses Online website.