Library News

(updated on 3 Aug 2022) RSS

Discontinuation of print newspapers

In view of the changing user behaviors and to better utilize the Library's resources, starting from Semester A, 2022/23, the Library will subscribe to e-newspapers and news databases only and phase out all print newspapers at the same time.

To access the Library's subscribed e-newspapers and news databases, you may:

  • Make use of the viewing station located at the Leisure Corner during the Library's opening hours, or
  • Scan the QR code to enjoy 24/7 access with your own mobile device.

Please feel free to seek help from the Circulation Counter if you have any enquiries about the new arrangement.

Discontinuation of print newspapers QR code
(3 Aug 2022)

CityU Scholars – Training Workshops (via Zoom)

CityU Scholars – Training Workshops (via Zoom)

Research information collected in CityU Scholars provides records for the University’s reporting (e.g. the annual submission of research output to the RGC) and appraisal (e.g. the annual performance review) exercises. The Library is pleased to host the following training workshops via Zoom. Faculty members or their trusted users, research students, Departmental Administrators or any interested parties are welcome to attend.

There are two identical workshops. Each workshop consists of a Common Core Session and two Elective Breakout Sessions. After the common session for all, attendees will attend a breakout session relevant to their respective user group.

Common Core Session: Research Output Records Management
- for all participants

Elective Breakout Session (1): A Close-up of Reporting Workflow
- for faculty, research staff and departmental administrators (This session will be conducted by ESU.)

Elective Breakout Session (2): A Close-up of Electronic Theses Submission and Research Degree Planner
- for research students

27 June 2022 (Mon)
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Workshop Outline & Registration
29 June 2022 (Wed)
3:00pm - 4:30pm

The Library reserves the right to cancel any session with less than five registrants. Enquiries could be directed to

We look forward to seeing you in Zoom!

(14 Jun 2022)

[Extended] Exhibition - Travel to the Cyber Joy World: Think Before You Act


Owing to enthusiastic response to the exhibition “Travel to the Cyber Joy World: Think Before You Act”, the Library is pleased to extend the exhibition period to 20 June 2022.

Travel to the Cyber Joy World: Think Before You Act

Date: 20 April – 20 June 2022
Venue: Wofoo Foundation Gallery, Run Run Shaw Library, CityU

The exhibition aims to enhance your digital literacy skills and enable you to navigate the cyber world safely and effectively. The exhibition brings you useful information on:-

  • Cyber Aggression
  • Cyber Ethics and Law
  • Copyright and Ethical Use of Information

A series of videos on the topic of cyberbullying, including interviews and animations, can be viewed in the exhibition.

Visitor information

  • Please check the Library opening hours before your visit.
  • All visitors are required to wear a face mask properly at all times and keep a 1.5m social distance.

For enquiries, please send an email to: or

Don’t miss your chance to visit the exhibition.

(1 Jun 2022)

Law Students Can Now Reserve Law Discussion Room Online

To facilitate the use of the Law Discussion Room, the Library rolls out an online booking system. Eligible users can now reserve the Law Discussion Room online and access it using their CityU ID Card. Visit this web page to find out the booking policy and the check-in check-out procedures.

The Law Discussion Room is provided to law students to conduct academic group works.

(30 May 2022)

Temporary Suspension of Library Bookdrop Service at Student Residence (6 June – 28 August 2022)

In view of the low usage of the bookdrop during the summer term, and with an aim to better utilize library resources, the Library bookdrop service at the Student Residence will be suspended from 6 June (Monday) to 28 August 2022 (Sunday).

During this period, library users are required to return their books to the Library on campus, the bookdrop right outside the Library, or the book return boxes at two campus entrances (Festival Walk and Nam Shan Estate).

The Student Residence bookdrop service will resume on 29 August 2022 (Monday).

Thank you for your attention.

(23 May 2022)

Virtual Law & Reference Help Desk Available Now

As our commitment to continuously enhance user experience, the Library is pleased to offer virtual help desk service via Zoom in the Library.

A virtual help desk is set up near the library entrance. After pressing the Start button, library staff will meet with you live and answer your questions about the library’s collections, services, and so forth. The service is available Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (except public holidays).

Come and try out this new library service, enjoy the convenience!

(16 May 2022)

Wayfinding at your fingertips by using the new Smart City Walk (逍遙行) app

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When you have to locate and reach for particular bookshelves, rooms, and facilities within the Library’s vast premises, sometimes the experience could be puzzling. Now, you can download the Smart City Walk app to your iOS or Android smartphones/devices and the app will guide you to desired spots with ease. There are more than 80 points of interest, such as study areas, facilities/equipment, bookshelves, washrooms, etc. available for location searching and route guiding. The Library’s third and second floor areas are included.

Points of interest Route planning and guiding
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To download the app, please click the icons or scan the QR codes below.

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(1 Apr 2022)

Workshop on Online Aggression and Netiquette

Do you know......

  • What is online aggression?
  • What are the effects of online aggression?
  • What to do if you are being bullied online?
  • How to help a victim of online aggression?

Jointly presented by the Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences, the Cyber-Joy Enjoy Lab and the Run Run Shaw Library, the workshop aims to raise awareness of online aggression and equip you with the knowledge and skills to be a considerate and responsible internet user.

Date: 22 March 2022 (Tue)
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Format: Online via Zoom
Language: Cantonese
Registration: Register*

*Please provide a valid CityU email address for communication.

Join our workshop on Online Aggression and Netiquette to learn more about this important topic! Participants will get a Wireless Charging Mouse Pad from Cyber-Joy Enjoy Lab as souvenir (while stock lasts).

All CityU students and staff are welcome.

For enquiries, please send an email to: or

(10 Mar 2022)

[Extended] 中國地契展覽︰十七世紀 – 二十世紀中葉 Exhibition of Chinese Land Deeds : From the 17th to the Mid-20th Century

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The Library is pleased to announce the extension of the Exhibition of Chinese Land Deeds: From the 17th to the Mid-20th Century.

The Exhibition features land deeds and other related documents of the Ming and Qing dynasties, the Republican Era, and the Anti-Japanese War period.

Students, staff and members of the CityU community are welcome to grasp the chance to visit the exhibition.

<Exhibition of Chinese Land Deeds : From the 17th to the Mid-20th Century>

  • Date: 29 November 2021 - 5 April 2022
  • Venue: Wofoo Foundation Gallery, Run Run Shaw Library, CityU

Please check the Library opening hours before you visit.

If you have any enquiries about the Exhibition, please send an email to

(7 Mar 2022)

Library Service Update in the Time of Covid-19

  1. Access to the Library

    According to the University Announcement (ERU 145), all entrants to the University campus are required to have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine starting from 24 February 2022, except for those who are unfit for vaccination due to medical condition and supported by a valid medical exemption certificate. All CityU Smartcard Holders, including CityU Alumni Card holders, should upload the vaccination records via AIMS to enable access to the campus by simply tapping the Smartcard on the entrance gate readers on or after 24 February 2022.

    For JULAC and other Library Card Holders, please present your vaccination record or valid medical exemption certificate at the campus entrances during each visit.

  2. Returning and handling of library materials

    Library circulation services remain normal. Temporary book return boxes are also placed at two campus entrances (Festival Walk and Nam Shan Estate). If so wish, users especially alumni and JULAC Card Holders can return books without entering the campus. Approach security guards at the entrances for assistance.

    Patrons who want to sterilize books can make use of the book sterilizer located at the Circulation Counter.

  3. Services and facilities

    While library opening hours remain unchanged, hours of the service counters have been adjusted. Visit this page for the details. Individual study carrels are available for booking. When using group study rooms and specific equipment, patrons are required to comply with the social distancing requirements stipulated by the HKSAR Government.

The Library will closely monitor and assess the situation. Library opening hours and services are subject to change at a very short notice under these extraordinary circumstances. We appreciate your understanding.

(18 Feb 2022)

Special Arrangement (updated 8 December 2020 (Tue))

Please check Counter Service Hours for the latest opening hours and counter service hours of the Library.

All borrowers are also reminded to check the due dates of outstanding loans via "My Library Account".

Please note the following:

  1. To enter the University campus, any person
    • Must have your body temperature checked at campus entrances
    • Should use the sanitizers provided at main access points
  2. Inside the Library, any user must
    • Wear a face mask properly at all time within the Library. Otherwise, users will be asked to leave the Library
    • Keep a 1.5m social distance among users
    • Not use seats or terminals that are marked "unavailable"

Some Library Services are affected

  1. At most 3 to 5 users are allowed in a HA Group Study Room/Online Teaching and Learning Studio, and 8 users for the Mini Theatre (50% of their original seating capacity).

Thank you in anticipation of your understanding and cooperation.

(8 Dec 2020)