Law Library

Established in 1988, the Law Collection and Services Section of the Run Run Shaw Library provides an excellent collection of law materials as well as an extensive array of teaching, learning and research support services and facilities. 

Materials in the Law Collection and Services Section cover not only Hong Kong and English law, but also Chinese law and the law of other major common law jurisdictions. Included here are legal treatises, law books, law reports, statutes and law journals in print or online version or both. Also available are core law databases. The majority of the electronic resources can be accessed throughout the campus as well as remotely. The media resources in the Library touch on a diverse range of legal subjects, from advocacy, civil evidence to international mooting. 

The Library also features two special collections, the English Law Special Collection and the Chinese Legal History Special Collection. The former focuses on the pre-1900 English law materials while the latter covers the period from Ancient China to 1949. To further extend the resource base, librarians carefully select important open access resources. This web page ( serves as a gateway to global legal information.

Library training is tailor-made for law students in close consultation with faculty members. The objective is to help students develop core legal research skills: finding common law materials, locating commentaries, effective use of law databases, and citing legal information. Students are also offered online and interactive learning guides. 

Faculties and students requiring assistance with their research can contact librarians by various means, reference desk, telephone, email, and WhatsApp.  

On the facilities and equipment side, there is a multi-media meeting room for law faculty members and two discussion rooms for law students, one of which is designated for mooting preparation. Users can get access to computer workstations, printers and photocopiers in this part of the Library. 

Moreover, law faculties and students can enjoy the full range of collections, services, facilities and equipment in other parts of the Library.  

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