Important notes for CREATE! users

Online reservation of CREATE! service is now resumed. 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 8 persons at a time only. Hence, we may allow the core user who made the reservation for entrance only.


Article Request Copyright Declaration

Less frequently used bound serials or journals with electronic equivalents are housed at the Shatin Storage. Users can request photocopy of a reasonable amount of these materials via the Library Catalogue by clicking the "Request" button on the top menu bar. Upon submission of a copying request, the user has to declare the following:

  1. The photocopy or reproduction of the requested item will be used for the purpose of private study or scholarly research only.
  2. The user has not previously been supplied with a copy of the same article or with copies of more than one article contained in the same issue of the periodical or a copy of more than a reasonable proportion of the work by any librarian.
  3. To the best of the user’s knowledge no other person with whom he/she works or studies has made or intends to make, at or about the same time as this request, a request for substantially the same material for substantially the same purpose.
  4. The user understands that if he/she makes a false declaration for the requested item and is supplied with a copy of it which would have been an infringing copy if made by him/her:
    1. He/she is liable for infringement of copyright as if he/she had made the copy myself; and
    2. The copy is treated as an infringing copy.
  5. The user undertakes to accept the full responsibility of this photocopying and indemnify the University any liability incurred in relation to this photocopying should a dispute concerning copyright infringement arise.

The Run Run Shaw Library of the City University of Hong Kong reserves the right not to accept a copying order if, in its judgement, fulfilment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

The full text of the Copyright Ordinance is available from Hong Kong e-Legislation. Users may also refer to the IP Laws on the web page of the Intellectual Property Department of the HKSAR Government.