With HKALL (Hong Kong Academic Library Link), CityU staff and also students enrolled on courses leading to CityU awarded degrees* can access the library resources of all University Grants Committee (UGC) funded libraries.

HKALL aims at accelerating library resource sharing among all UGC libraries. It serves as a common on-line catalogue allowing staff and students of the partner institutions access to each other's library resource --- a total of over seven million monographs and other materials. HKALL is the first of such partnership in this region and holds a large number of Chinese bibliographic records.

Unlike the interlibrary loan services that involve intermediary manual processing, HKALL is an automated system using a common on-line catalogue and a central database. Thus a much quicker turnaround time from requests to pickup notices can be expected.

While the interlibrary loan services cater only to certain categories of users, HKALL borrowing services are extended to all staff and students of participating universities.

CityU users may direct their comments and queries about HKALL to

* Awarded degree here means Associate Degree or its equivalent, Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, Doctoral Degree and Postgraduate Degree/Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate. (Students of short courses, single subject certificates, diplomas, professional diplomas, professional certificates or external degrees awarded by overseas institutions are excluded.)

* Excluding outside HK or visiting students