Important notes for CREATE! users

Online reservation of CREATE! service is now resumed. 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 8 persons at a time only. Hence, we may allow the core user who made the reservation for entrance only.


Library News

Library Newsletter

(updated on 16 Sept 2020) RSS

Special Arrangement (updated 16 September 2020 (Wed))

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
    • Receive body temperature check at campus entrances
  2. Inside the Library, any user must
    • Wear a face mask 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. A considerable portion of seats and desks are unavailable.
  2. Study Carrels (no.105-106, 113-118) are not available for use due to renovation.
  3. The facilities for group discussion are closed.
  4. Innovation Commons & Discussion Zone (3/F Fong Yun-Wah Building) are closed.
  5. Mini Theatre and HA Group Study rooms are available by appointment only. Please send email to or call 3442-6963. For CAVE and CREATE! facilities, online booking is available.
  6. At most 2 users are allowed to stay inside a HA Group Study room and an Online Teaching and Learning Studio, and 6 users inside the Mini Theatre.

Thank you in anticipation of your understanding and cooperation.

(16 Sept 2020)

CityU Scholars – Training Workshops (via Zoom)

CityU Scholars – Training Workshops (via Zoom)

CityU Scholars is the University’s Integrated Research Information System for faculty members and research students to showcase their research output and achievement to the global audience. Records collected in CityU Scholars will also be used by the University for reporting (e.g. RGC reporting) and appraisal (e.g. the annual performance review) purposes.

The Library is pleased to host the following training workshops on CityU Scholars. New faculty members and research students, newly appointed Departmental Administrators, Trusted Users or any interested parties are welcome to attend.

Workshop 1 CityU Scholars - Jump Start for Newcomers
(Two identical sessions to choose from)
24 Sept 2020 (Thu)
10:00am - 11:30am
Workshop Outline & Registration
6 Oct 2020 (Tue)
10:00am - 11:30am
Workshop 2 CityU Scholars - Ongoing Content Update for Showcasing, Reporting and Appraisal
(Two identical sessions to choose from)
29 Sept 2020 (Tue)
10:00am - 11:30am
8 Oct 2020 (Thu)
10:00am - 11:30am

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!

(10 Sep 2020)

Law Library Workshop registration is now open

The Library is pleased to offer you a series of Law Library Workshops online in Semester A. Our objective is to help you build up the skills that are essential for the study of and research on law.

Join the online sessions to learn how to find common law cases and legislation, how to locate law journals and other secondary legal materials. Trainers with legal background will show you the most effective way of searching core law databases. There are also workshops on citing legal information.

Full detail including registration method is available from our web page,

Any enquiries can be referred to the Library's Law Collection and Services Section, call 3442-8395, email to, or visit the Law & Reference Help Desk.

We look forward to your active participation!

(4 Sep 2020)

Library Online Orientation for Newcomers

Library Online Orientation for Newcomers banner

Welcome to CityU!

To prepare for the new academic year, check out our webpage with essential tips and resourceful guides to help you get started using the Library.

Register for a "Using Library Resources for Newcomers" online session to acquire basic skills in using the Library services and resources to support your learning and research.

To learn more, visit

(25 Aug 2020)

Loan Quota and Loan Periods

The Library is pleased to announce that the loan quota and loan periods for the following categories will be increased with effect from 1 July 2020 (Wednesday).

Categories of Borrowers Total Loan Quotas
Loan Period of Books
(Items / Days / Request Quota)
Semi-closed, Reserve, Closed Access Materials & Others (Items / Period) Media Resources
(Items / Days)
CityU Book Request Quota
Category A
1. City University Council Members 200 120 30 / 30 / 30 5 / 5 hrs*, 1 day or 3 days 10 / 7 20
2. Departmental Advisory Committee Members (see 3.5.1.)
3. Academic / Teaching / Research / Administrative Staff
Category B
4. Research / Postgraduate Students 200 120 15 / 30 / 15 5 / 5 hrs*, 1 day or 3 days 5 / 3 20
5. Outside Hong Kong or Visiting Research / Postgraduate Students*
Category C
6. Undergraduate / Associate Degree Students 100 30 15 / 15 / 15 5 / 5 hrs*, 1 day or 3 days 5 / 3 10
7. Outside Hong Kong or Visiting Undergraduate / Associate Degree Students*
8. General / Minor Grade Staff@

* HKALL Borrowing Services not available to these users
@ General/Minor Grade Staff can borrow 5 Media Resources items for 7 days
* When the due time for 5-hour loans of Semi-closed (Reserve) and Media Reserve falls into a time period when the Circulation Counter is closed, the due time will be extended to the opening time the next day the Circulation Counter is open.

For details, please view Library Regulations, "Loan Quotas and Loan Periods".

(1 Jul 2020)

CityU Scholars – Consultation Sessions (via Zoom)

CityU Scholars – Training Workshops (via Zoom)

The Library is pleased to offer a series of consultation sessions on CityU Scholars from 2 - 15 July 2020 via Zoom as a follow-up to the Training Workshops finished in June 2020. Consultation sessions will be conducted in a more personalized way. Faculty members, research students, Departmental Administrators or any interested parties can discuss your questions on a one-on-one basis with our Research Support Librarians or ambassadors through Zoom meetings.

To make an appointment, please reserve a time slot through the Online Registration page. Registrants will receive the link to the scheduled Zoom meeting via email.

Enquiries can be directed to

(30 Jun 2020)

Chasing Hong Kong and Penghu Lighthouse Heritage: A Mini Exhibition with Audio Description Guided Tour
香港與澎湖燈塔百年意象 — 聽憶築迷你展覽

Dates: 22 - 29 June 2020 (except Sat, Sun and Public Holiday)
日期: 2020年6月22日至29日 (星期六、日及公眾假期除外)

Time: 10:00 - 17:00
時間: 10:00 - 17:00

Venue: Run Run Shaw Library 2/F Exhibition Area and CAVE
地點: 邵逸夫圖書館2樓展覽區和多螢幕虛擬實境 (CAVE)

Following the success of "Lighthouse Memories: Diversity & Inclusion Exhibition" at The Hong Kong Maritime Museum, Run Run Shaw Library is proud to announce "Chasing Hong Kong and Penghu Lighthouse Heritage: A Mini Exhibition with Audio Description Guided Tour", to be held from 22 to 29 June 2020 at Run Run Shaw Library 2/F Exhibition Area and CAVE. This event is a collaboration with The Hong Kong Society for the Blind Information Accessibility Centre (HKSBIAC) to promote lighthouse heritage conservation as well as audio description service.
在香港海事博物館舉辦「燈塔記憶:多元與共融」 展覽之後,邵逸夫圖書館將於2020年6月22日至29日,聯同香港盲人輔導會(HKSBIAC)舉辦「香港與澎湖燈塔百年意象 — 聽憶築迷你展覽」,以推廣燈塔文化和口述影像。展覽場地位於邵逸夫圖書館2樓展覽區和多螢幕虛擬實境(CAVE)。

With active participation of students and staff of COM and LT, the exhibition is part of the library-based Lighthouse Heritage Research Connections (LHRC) project to encourage students to go beyond the scope of their academic backgrounds through conducting research-based explorations of historical lighthouses. These explorations make use not only of the library's hidden treasures, but also other resources from museums and galleries worldwide. In the LHRC project, non-SEN participants have had the opportunity to observe how the visually impaired and the blind experience lighthouse heritage through tactile graphs, braille (English and Cantonese), poetry, 3D Models, 360 panoramic image, and calligraphy artworks with audio descriptions.

In this exhibition, students will share and demonstrate their creative works of 3D models and tactile materials such as Xiyu Lighthouse Pagoda built in 1778 and restored in 1823, Fisher Island Lighthouse built in 1875, Cape D'Aguilar Lighthouse erected in 1875. We will also show a lighthouse related Chinese calligraphy artwork created by Professor Ambrose King.

During the past three years, our students have been highly involved in the fieldwork of exploring the lighthouse heritage and a variety of creative works. For further readings, please visit the following references.

  1. When new technology joins old documents and east meets west: virtually reconstructing the Fisher Island Pagoda Lighthouse (China)
    以新媒體技術融入古文獻:虛擬重朔漁翁島燈塔 Link
  2. The Coastwise Lights of Penghu - The Fisher Island (Yuwengdao) Lighthouse (English Version) Video
    燈塔記憶 - 澎湖漁翁島燈塔 (中文版) Video
  3. Lighthouse Memories – Green Island Lighthouse (Cantonese) Video
    燈塔記憶 - 香港 - 青洲燈塔 (廣東話版) Video
  4. Lighthouse Memories - Cape D'Aguilar (English)
    燈塔記憶 - 鶴咀燈塔 (英語及中文字幕) Video
  5. Glow from the other side (Mandarin)
    燈塔的光明 Video

The exhibition puts emphasis on diversity and inclusion. Visitors are encouraged to touch/feel the exhibits as well as listen to the audio descriptions to learn the architectural structures and stories of lighthouses. We will offer a virtual reality experience to observe the present lighthouse heritage.

All are welcome!

We would like to extend a special invitation to SEN readers to come and participate.

Please click here to register for a guided tour of the exhibition:

  • Exhibition guided tour session 1 - Date: 22 June 2020 (11:00 - 12:00)
    展覽導賞1 (2020年6月22日 11:00 - 12:00) register
  • Exhibition guided tour session 2 - Date: 22 June 2020 (15:00 - 16:00)
    展覽導賞2 (2020年6月22日 15:00 - 16:00) register
  • Exhibition guided tour session 3 - Date: 23 June 2020 (11:00 - 12:00)
    展覽導賞3 (2020年6月23日 11:00 - 12:00) register
  • Exhibition guided tour session 4 - Date: 23 June 2020 (15:00 - 16:00)
    展覽導賞4 (2020年6月23日 15:00 - 16:00) register
  • Exhibition guided tour session 5 - Date: 24 June 2020 (11:00 - 12:00)
    展覽導賞5 (2020年6月24日 11:00 - 12:00) register
  • Exhibition guided tour session 6 - Date: 24 June 2020 (15:00 - 16:00)
    展覽導賞6 (2020年6月24日 15:00 - 16:00) register
  • Exhibition guided tour session 7 - Date: 26 June 2020 (11:00 - 12:00)
    展覽導賞7 (2020年6月26日 11:00 - 12:00) register
  • Exhibition guided tour session 8 - Date: 26 June 2020 (15:00 - 16:00)
    展覽導賞8 (2020年6月26日 15:00 - 16:00) register
  • Exhibition guided tour session 9 - Date: 29 June 2020 (11:00 - 12:00)
    展覽導賞9 (2020年6月29日 11:00 - 12:00) register
  • Exhibition guided tour session 10 - Date: 29 June 2020 (15:00 - 16:00)
    展覽導賞10 (2020年6月29日 15:00 - 16:00) register

For enquiries, please contact Sandy Lee at 3442-6582 or
如有查詢,請致電3442-6582與Sandy Lee 聯繫或電郵至

(18 Jun 2020)