Important notes for CREATE! users

Online reservation of CREATE! service is unavailable (except 3D Printing). Please contact our staff at the IT Help Desk for assistance upon your arrival. In order to maintain a safe and pleasant environment, the CREATE! room can accommodate a maximum of 4 persons at a time only. Hence, we may allow the core user who made the reservation for entrance only.


FAQ - Access to Collections and Services

Who may use the CityU Library?

  • Students and staff of the CityU, Joint University Librarians Advisory Committee (JULAC) Card holders, Friends of the Library Card holders, spouses of full-time staff members as well as other persons approved by the Librarian for a specified period or purpose.
  • Alumni members who subscribe to Library Alumni Services, either as a Borrower or a Reader. Borrowers are able to charge books out while readers cannot.
  • For further details, please refer to the Library Regulations on Admission to the Library

I am not affiliated with the CityU, can I come in to use 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 application requirements may consider applying for a “Friends of the Library” membership. For details, please refer to the Friends of the Library web page (

I am a graduate of the CityU, can I use the Library?

Yes, the Library has provided a series of Alumni Library Services for you to choose. Please visit our Alumni Library Services web page for details.

Can I access other UGC Libraries?

  • 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 assistants
    • Postgraduate students of 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.