Library Services Offered to Retired Staff


Retired staff members are welcome to apply for “Reader's or Borrower's Card”. Please visit the webpage ( for detailed information.

Services for Reader's or Borrower's Card Holders

  1. Access
    1. Reader's or Borrower's Card Holders can visit the Library in person.

  2. Loan/Request Quota (for Borrower’s Card only) 1
    Items Quota/Periods
    Circulating Books 40 items / 30 days
    Book Request Quota 6 items
    Media Resources 2 item / 3 days
    Semi-closed (Reserve) / Closed Access Materials 3 items / 5 hours, 1 day or 3 days

  3. Electronic Resources
  4. Instructional Services and Tours
    • No face-to-face instructional services (including library classes and library tours) are provided for Reader's or Borrower's Card Holders.
    • Most online instruction, including online tours, online tutorials and online guides developed for CityU students and staff are also accessible by retired staff.

  5. Reference Services
    • Retired staff members may seek reference help at the Virtual Instruction and Reference Help Desk.

  6. Other Services and Facilities
    Services/Facilities Availability
      Borrower's Card Reader's Card
    AV EquipmentYesNo
    Group Discussion RoomsNoNo
    HKALL BooksNoNo
    Interlibrary Loan (ILL)NoNo
    JULAC CardNoNo
    Octopus Card-operated Fast PrintingYesYes
    Public Terminals (OPAC)YesYes
    Quota Controlled Fast PrintingNoNo
    Special Terminals 2YesYes
    Study CarrelsNoNo
    Guided Library ToursNoNo

  7. Help


  1. Details refer to Library's Borrowing Regulations
    ( The Library may make any changes without further notice.
  2. Details refer to PC workstations for Retirees Library Card Holders