Library Facilities Available to Courtesy Identity Cardholders

Retired staff members of the University and their spouses who possess the Courtesy Identity Card issued by the University may apply for the Borrower's Ticket.

Application Details:

  1. Application for the ticket is to be made at the Circulation Counter of the Library.
  2. A deposit of HK$500 is required for each Borrower's Ticket issued.
  3. Applicant will be requested to produce their Courtesy Identity Card to support their application.
  4. The ticket will be available for pick-up at the Circulation Counter in 4 working days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays) after the Library formally receives the application form and all the necessary documents over the Counter.

Terms of Use:

  1. The Borrower's Ticket will entitle the holder to borrow up to 10 circulating items for a period of 30 days at any one time and have remote access to the following on-line reading facilities. As for the borrowing privileges of other library materials, please refer to the Library Regulations for details or check with the respective service counters.
  2. Users have to create their own PIN for viewing circulation records or accessing the library workstations.
  3. Loan privileges, if granted, are based on the Library's discretion. The Library reserves the right to alter any loan privileges, if deemed necessary, without prior notification.
  4. Availability of e-resources is subject to changes consequent on any modifications in the terms of the license agreements without prior notice.
  5. The Library reserves the right, at our discretion, to update or revise the terms of use at any time. We will notify the users of this change via our website.
  6. The user must observe the Library Regulations.
  7. The Library reserves the right not to offer services to an individual based on his/her past conduct in the Library. For details, please refer to Review Procedures for Applications of Library Services by Alumni and Non-CityU Members

How can I Remotely Access the Selected Library Electronic Resources?

  1. Click on the title of the desired resource.
  2. Enter the following to authenticate yourself:
    • your name
    • your Ticket No.
    • your Library System PIN (create a new PIN for this login if you have not done so)


  1. Any enquiries can be directed to 3442-8316 or
  2. For details of Courtesy Identity Card and the facilities available to Courtesy Identity Card holders including long-serving retiring staff, please refer to HRO's web page.