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Friends of the Library

As a university library our primary focus has always been on closely supporting the teaching and learning activities of the City University of Hong Kong. However, non-CityU members who meet the following requirements may be considered to be members of the “Friends of the Library”.

(1) Secondary School Members *
Requirements: The applying school must be a non-profit making educational institution (supporting document(s) must be provided). Only teachers of the secondary school can avail this service.
Fees: HK$1,000 per annum (No borrowing privilege)
 
(2) Ordinary Members *
Requirements: Applicant shall demonstrate that he or she has genuine academic research needs to use CityU Library. Supporting documents, including a written description of the research and a recommendation letter (with signature and official stamp) issued by the affiliating university, are required. The applicant shall also specify the kind(s) of information/resources that he or she wishes to use at CityU library and that he or she must demonstrate that such information/resources are unique to CityU Library and cannot be obtained elsewhere.
Fees: HK$3,000 per annum (No borrowing privilege)
  HK$5,000 per annum
Borrowing privilege: 10 items for 30 days
 
(3) Corporate Members *
Requirements: The applying organization must specify the kind(s) of information/resources that it wishes to use at CityU library.
Fees: HK$12,000 per annum
Borrowing privilege: 40 items for 30 days
 
(4) Senior Citizens (aged 60 or above) *
Requirements: Same as that of Ordinary Members (see above)
Fees: HK$2,000 per annum
Borrowing privilege: 10 items for 30 days

* These services are currently under review. New applications will not be considered for the time being until further notice.

Members by Invitation Only
(A) Honorary Members
  • Substantial donation, in cash or kind
  • Borrowing privilege: 10 items for 30 days
(B) Courtesy Members
  • Compliment of the City University of Hong Kong
  • Borrowing privilege: 10 items for 30 days

Kindly note that, the Library reserves the right not to offer Friends of the Library membership 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.
For enquiries, email to lbfriend@cityu.edu.hk.