The Semi-closed Collection consists of books on course reserves recommended by teaching staff for their students and short loan materials. It also includes City University examination papers, as well as a collection of Outstanding Academic Papers by Students (OAPS).
The Closed Access Collection is made up of a Teachers' Collection, which consists of teachers' private copies of books, media resources, class notes, etc., and a City University Collection which consists of publications published by the City University of Hong Kong.
Materials in the Semi-closed Collection are generally available for use for 5 hours, 1 day or 3 days. These materials can be checked out using the EasyCheck System™ and returned to the Collection via the EasyReturn Units in the collection room. Materials in the Closed Access Collection are available for use for 5 hours only. All 5-hour loans must be returned within the same day and overnight loan is not available.