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.

 

Library News

Library Newsletter

(updated on 11 May 2021) RSS


International Museum Day 2021 - Seeing in the Dark: Hong Kong Harbour and Lighthouses
國際博物館日2021 - 夜航明燈: 香港港口與燈塔

The Library is participating in the International Museum Day 2021. The International Museum Day 2021 advocates for the creative potential of culture as a driver for digitization and the creation of new forms of cultural experience and dissemination in the post-COVID era. This closely aligns with one of the areas in the University Strategic Plan - digital society.

Collaborating with the Department of Media and Communication, the Department of Linguistics and Translation, Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, and the School of Creative Media, the Library has designed an interdisciplinary student learning engagement initiative, the Lighthouse Heritage Research Connections (LHRC). LHRC encourages students to showcase their original discoveries by combining scattered old documents from East and West, and new media. Students from the various academic departments have unearthed Chinese and Western archives to fill in the gaps in the history of Hong Kong lighthouse development before World War II; and have combined new media of ancient lighthouses to create an interdisciplinary and innovative research.

During the International Museum Day 2021 (May 15-16), the LHRC of the Library, together with the Hong Kong Maritime Museum, will organize a series of special programs on lighthouses, "Seeing in the Dark - Hong Kong Harbour and Lighthouses”. This project is sponsored by the Transport and Housing Bureau of the Hong Kong Government under the MATF.

Click here for seminar details and event rundown:
https://www.hkmaritimemuseum.org/imd-seeinginthedark.

All participants can enjoy free admission! However, due to COVID-19, the Maritime Museum will implement admission quota and precautionary measures. So please see the updates and seats availability from Hong Kong Maritime Museum official website.

(11 May 2021)

Translation in Diplomatic Writing: Hu Shih, Chiang Kai-shek, and Franklin D. Roosevelt
胡適外交文件考 : 從蔣介石給羅斯福總統的一封電報談起

Date: 4 May 2021 (Tue)
Time: 3:00 - 4:30pm
Venue: Wofoo Foundation Gallery, Run Run Shaw Library
Speaker: Dr. Carlos Yu-Kai Lin (Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics and Translation)
Language: Mandarin (Q&A session will be conducted in Mandarin, Cantonese, or English, depending on the needs of the audience.)

If you are interested in joining the lecture, please gather at the Wofoo Foundation Gallery of the Run Run Shaw Library. Registration is not required.

For enquiries, please send an email to lb@cityu.edu.hk.

(26 Apr 2021)

Curator Tour of the Exhibition – A Transpacific Voyage: A Collection of Hu Shih’s Books in the United States

There will be two identical sessions of curator tour:

Session 1
Date: 14 Apr 2021 (Wed)
Time: 3:30 - 4:30pm
Langauge: Mandarin

Session 2
Date: 16 Apr 2021 (Fri)
Time: 4:00 - 5:00pm
Langauge: English

If you are interested in joining the tour, please gather at the Wofoo Foundation Gallery of the Run Run Shaw Library. Registration is not required.

For enquiries, please send an email to lb@cityu.edu.hk.

(13 Apr 2021)

Library Opening and Counter Service Hours for the Revision & Examination Period and Semester Break in Semester B (25 April 2021 – 6 June 2021)

Please note below the Library hours during the coming Revision & Examination Period and Semester Break:

Opening Hours

Revision & Examination Period (25 April 2021 - 15 May 2021)
25 April 2021 (Sun) : 8:30 am - 10:00 pm

26 April 2021 - 14 May 2021 (Mon - Sun) : 8:30 am - 11:00 pm

15 May 2021 (Sat) : 8:30 am - 10:00 pm

Semester Break (16 May 2021 - 6 June 2021)
Mon - Sun : 8:30 am - 10:00 pm

Counter Service Hours

Revision & Examination Period (25 April 2021 - 15 May 2021) (1)
25 April 2021 (Sun) : 12:00 noon - 6:00 pm

26 April 2021 - 15 May 2021
Mon - Fri : 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Sat : 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sun : 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Public Holiday (1 May) : Closed

Semester Break (16 May 2021 - 6 June 2021) (1)
Mon - Fri : 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Sat : 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sun : Closed
Public Holiday (19 May) : Closed

Note :

  1. The opening hours of the Law & Reference Help Desk (25 April 2021 - 6 June 2021):
    Mon - Sat : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sun & Public Holidays : Closed
    (closed for lunch from 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm)

(12 Apr 2021)

A Transpacific Voyage: A Collection of Hu Shih’s Books in the United States
跨洋之旅:胡適美國部分藏書展

You are cordially invited to visit the Exhibition:

<A Transpacific Voyage: A Collection of Hu Shih’s Books in the United States >
跨洋之旅:胡適美國部分藏書展

Date:30 March - 30 May 2021
Venue:Wofoo Foundation Gallery, Run Run Shaw Library, CityU

Hu Shih (1891-1962) was one of the most influential figures in modern China. He played a key role in China’s New Culture Movement, establishing the vernacular (baihua) as the official written Chinese language. During World War II, Hu Shih even served as China’s ambassador to the United States between 1938 and 1942. While most of his public and private documents such as letters, diaries, manuscripts, and personal collections are preserved in the Peking University, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and the Hu Shih Memorial Hall at the Academia Sinica in Taipei, some of his personal collection of books and documents in the United States have not yet been systematically organized and archived.

Jointly organized by the Run Run Shaw Library and the Department of Linguistics and Translation, this exhibition provides an unprecedented access to a selection of books collected by Hu Shih between 1942 and 1958 in the United States. This small yet precious collection of Hu Shih provides a glimpse of his life, and will surely make contribution to the collation and further research of Hu Shih’s documents.

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.

If you have any enquiries about the exhibition, please send an email to lb@cityu.edu.hk.

(29 Mar 2021)

Library Opening and Counter Service Hours for Semester B, 2020-2021 (11 January – 24 April 2021)

Please note below the Library hours for Semester B, 2020/21 (including Lunar New Year Break & Easter Break) :

Opening Hours#

Monday to Sunday : 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
# On 12 - 14 February (Fri - Sun), the Library will be closed.

Counter Service Hours (except Law & Reference Help Desk) @

Monday to Friday% : 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday : 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday : Closed
Public Holidays [12 - 13, 15 February (Fri - Sat, Mon) & 2 - 3, 5 - 6 April (Fri - Sat, Mon - Tue)] : Closed
% On 11 February (Thu), the service counters will be closed at 6:00 pm.

@ The opening hours of the Law & Reference Help Desk (11 January - 24 April 2021):
Monday to Saturday : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday & Public Holidays : Closed
(closed for lunch from 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm)

(29 Dec 2020)

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. A considerable portion of seats and desks are unavailable.
  2. The facilities for group discussion are closed.
  3. Mini Theatre, 3D Scanning and CAVE facilities are available by appointment only. Please send email to libemt@cityu.edu.hk or call 3442-6963.
  4. At most 3 to 5 users are allowed in a HA Group Study Room/Online Teaching and Learning Studio, and 7 users for the Mini Theatre (50% of their original seating capacity).

Thank you in anticipation of your understanding and cooperation.

(8 Dec 2020)