Renovation @ Run Run Shaw Library
Phase 1: Before Renovation
Phase 1: Before Renovation
Renovation: Phase One
Renovation: Phase One
Renovation: Phase OneRenovation in Progress
Renovation in Progress
12 Feb 2008
Library Forum: "Learning Commons - A Closer Look" - more information....
5 Nov 2007
Completion of Library Renovation V Phase One - more information....


The City University of Hong Kong has evolved from a polytechnic to a university that ranks 154 in the world. Coupling with the enormous increment of students and users, the technological changes, the 3-3-4 scheme and the major University-wide initiative, the Outcomes-Based Teaching and Learning (OBTL), the Library is required to integrate all these new challenges and to support the university's pedagogy.

To further follow the success of Information Space established in 2005, the Library has committed itself to take users' needs as the first priority. In November 2006, the Library had finished re-arranging the existing floor layout by relocating the four technical services sections including Acquisitions, Cataloguing, Serials and Systems to a more remote corner and open up the core central areas for users' use. As a result of this move, more than 150 seats are added for public reading and studying.

With the support from the Government and the University, the Library is planning to establish a user-oriented Learning Commons in the Library V an ideal common space bringing together services that enhance learning, research, and technology by integrating IT help desk, media facilities, learning services, library research help, and information literacy. It is estimated that the construction works will be completed by 2008.

In order to share such a vision with our users, the Library has converted this idea into a video clip, please click here to watch it.


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