Access to Other UGC Libraries - JULAC Library Cards


  • The following categories of users can apply for the Joint University Librarians Advisory Committee (JULAC) Library Cards to use the facilities of libraries of the other participating UGC institutions:
    • Full-time academic and equivalent administrative staff as well as research staff
    • Postgraduate students enrolled on UGC funded degree / non-degree programmes or on non-UGC funded degree programmes leading to CityU awards *
    • UGC-funded undergraduate degree students *

    * Excluding outside HK or visiting students

  • With the exception of undergraduate degree students, borrowing privileges are provided.

Levels of Access

  • No restrictions for staff members and postgraduate students.
  • For undergraduate degree students:
    • Registration will be valid until the end of the academic year, i.e. 31st July each year
    • Students have to submit new applications on or after 1st August for the renewal of the JULAC Library Cards in the new academic year

Processing Fee

  • Free for staff and postgraduate students.
  • Undergraduate degree students will be charged $50 by each host library for each registration and renewal.

Important Notices

  • Loan periods and access to resources may differ from library to library.
  • Some libraries impose "black-out" periods during times of high library use (for example, during final examination periods) when JULAC card holder may not enter. Users are advised to consult individual libraries' webpages for details of opening hours and black-out periods.
  • A JULAC Library Card is a privilege, not a right. JULAC has the right to terminate any JULAC Library Card issued at any time.
  • Please return the JULAC Library Card to the Circulation Counter of the Library on leaving CityU.

Application Procedure

  1. Applications should be made ONLINE. During the application process, each student is required to authorize the Library to use his/her photo in AIMS to process the JULAC Library Card and each staff member is required to upload his/her recent photo (taken within the past six months) in JPEG format.
  2. The JULAC Library card will be available for collection at the Circulation Counter after 7 working days (Saturdays, Sundays and General Holidays are non-working days) upon successful application. For newly admitted students, upon successful application, the JULAC Library card will be available for collection at the Circulation Counter after 14 working days when they get their CityU Student Identity Card. Please be reminded to bring a copy of the confirmation notice with you when collecting your card. (It can be the printout of the confirmation notice that displayed on the screen after the online application process is completed or a copy of the confirmation notice that the users receive at their CityU email accounts.)
  3. The JULAC Library Card as well as the CityU ID Card must be presented during the registration and renewal with each of the seven university libraries.

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