Partial Access Arrangement - External Users
- Revision and Examination Period, 2023/24

Each year when the examination period is approaching, there will be a higher demand for study space. Therefore, during the Revision and Examination period, Partial Access Arrangement will be imposed whereby access to our Library by certain categories of external users will be limited to non-busy hours of the day only. Affected users include:

  • Holders of CityU Alumni Card with subscription of Alumni Library Services - Reader (those with reading privileges only)
  • JULAC Card Holders - Reader / Borrower (students only) from other UGC institutions
  • Reader's Card for Long-serving staff members and their spouses
Partial Access Period Non-accessible Time Accessible Time Resume Normal Access
Semester A
(4 Dec - 23 Dec 2023)
08:30 - 19:00 19:01 - 23:00# 24 Dec 2023
Semester B
(22 Apr - 13 May 2024)
08:30 - 19:00 19:01 - 23:00# 14 May 2024

# Only CityU staff members and students (including SCOPE smartcard holders) are permitted to stay beyond 11:00 pm on the University campus. External users will need to leave by 11:00 pm. Users staying behind may be subject to ID checks.

Notes to JULAC Card Holders - Borrower (students only) from other UGC Institutions:

If you need to borrow books, return books or collect recalled items during the affected period, please note the following:

  • Instead of borrowing books from us in person, you may consider using HKALL borrowing services or interlibrary loan services of your home library.
  • To return books, you may bring them to your home library and use the JULAC Book Return Service instead.
  • If you want to return books in person, please use the bookdrop located outside our Library. For books with accompanying fragile materials such as CD-ROMs, please return them to the slot for “MEDIA RETURN” drop box outside the Library.
  • To collect recalled items, you may come during the accessible time. If your schedule only allows you to come during the non-accessible time, you have to show your book pickup notice to the security guard in order to gain access into the Library.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused to users concerned. All restrictions will be lifted and normal access will resume after the examination period. For affected users who have genuine urgent research / academic need to use our Library during the non-accessible period and for any enquiries, please contact us by email:

Run Run Shaw Library
City University of Hong Kong
15 November 2023