Si Ku Quan Shu Collection

A collection comprising the Si ku quan shu published by the Shanghai Gu Ji Chu Ban She in 1987 (上海古籍出版社1987年出版之四庫全書) and other related titles are housed in the Si Ku Quan Shu Reading Room (四庫全書閱覽室). The room is located on 2/F of the Library.

The collection can be checked out of the Library by users with valid CityU Library cards.

SKQS Reading Room – Opening hours

The opening hours of the Si Ku Quan Shu Reading Room are the same as Library's opening hours. The room can be accessed by all valid CityU Library users, but priority is given to those who use the collection inside.

SKQS Reading Room – Do's and don'ts

DoStay quiet all the time, as this room is mainly for in-depth research.
DoBe gentle to the furniture and equipment.
DoObserve library regulations.
Don'tDiscussion of any kind.
Don'tMoving furniture.
Don'tSitting on the floor.

SKQS Reading Room - Use by faculty for teaching and scholarly events

Faculty who want to reserve the room for teaching and scholarly events related to the Si Ku Quan Shu Collection in the room, please contact our colleagues at 3442-8316 at Circulation Counter for details of the application procedures.

Assistance and enquiries

Circulation Counter; Phone: 3442-8316; Email:

An intercom is provided at the SKQS Reading Room for users to talk to staff on duty at the Circulation Counter.