Important notes for CREATE! users
Online reservation of CREATE! service is unavailable (except 3D Printing). Please contact our staff at the IT Help Desk for assistance upon your arrival. In order to maintain a safe and pleasant environment, the CREATE! room can accommodate a maximum of 4 persons at a time only. Hence, we may allow the core user who made the reservation for entrance only.
The Help Desk provides information and reference enquiry services to users, including reference services related to the use of the Law Collection.
Also, frequently used materials, are kept behind the Desk. These include selected law periodicals, Hong Kong, UK and PRC law reference tools. The purpose is to ensure that the materials in high demand are always available to users. Users can obtain those materials by depositing their CityU ID Card or valid library ticket. For those who want to make copy of the loose-leaf volumes, including the Laws of Hong Kong, library staff will remove the pages from the binder at the Desk. Users should not open the binder themselves.
Also kept at the Desk are examination papers of these two academic programmes: Postgraduate Certificate in Laws, Master of Laws (leading to Renmin University of China award). They are strictly for students in those two programmes only.
Please note, books of circulating nature are borrowed and returned at the Circulation Counter, not the Law & Reference Help Desk. Users may also use the self-check machines and book drops when the Circulation Counter is not open.
Orientation sessions are organized for new law students to help them make effective use of the Library. There are other specific law library workshops which show students how to use law databases, navigate a variety of resources on a specific topic, or assist with individual instruction for research on a topic. Library orientation is also arranged for new faculty members to highlight our teaching and research support services. To schedule an individual consultation or a classroom instructional session and/or library tour, please contact the Law Collection and Services Section Head.
Law library training schedules and further details are available here.
The Library also organizes Information Skills Workshops to equip students with basic library and research skills. Check it out here.
The Law Collection and Services Section compiles different user guides to help users get better understanding of legal materials. There are guides about finding law of particular jurisdiction, Students’ Guide to Legal Materials of Hong Kong, Students’ Guide to Legal Materials of the United Kingdom and Students’ Guide to Legal Materials of the People’s Republic of China. There are also guides on locating important legal subject matters, such as Alternative Dispute Resolution, Citing Legal Information, Civil Procedure and Civil Justice Reform, Corporate Law, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Finding Law Journal Articles, Intellectual Property Law, Labour and Employment Law, Maritime Law. Electronic version can be accessed from the Research Guides web site.
In addition to those mentioned above, there is a wide range of other services from interlibrary loans (requesting materials from other libraries), JULAC Card (for visiting other UGC libraries) to services for users with disabilities. Explore those services here.
The Law Collection and Services Section provides PC workstations for accessing library subscribed electronic resources and the CityU LibraryFind.
You can also find PC workstations in other parts of the Library: the Oval and Information Space. To learn about the usage policy and booking procedures, go to the Library Facilities website, and select “Computers and Equipment”.
Photocopiers and color printers are available in the Law Collection and Services Section. More can be found in other parts of the Library. All photocopiers are operated by Octopus Card. While the printers in the Law Collection and Services Section provide Octopus Card-operated Fast Printing Service only, the Oval and Information Space offers Quota Controlled Fast Print Queue Service as well as Octopus Card-operated Fast Printing Service. Users are reminded not to infringe copyright while printing and making photocopies.
Discussion rooms are available in the Law Collection and Services Section for law students to work on group projects and mooting preparation. Booking of these rooms is made at the Law & Reference Help Desk.
The Library also provides individual study carrels and group study rooms for all students. To obtain further information about these rooms, visit Library Facilities website, and select “Study Carrels” or “Group Study Rooms”.