Law Library

Established in 1988, the Law Collection and Services Section of the Run Run Shaw Library provides an excellent collection of law materials including print and electronic resources as well as an extensive array of 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. The collection of law books, bound law reports, statues and law journals now reaches over 128,000 volumes. There are more than 220 subscriptions of print journals, statutes, law reports and digests. Also available are 24 electronic databases and a wide selection of electronic journals and electronic books. 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. 

In addition, there are two special collections. Housed in the Shatin Storage, the English Law Special Collection consists of about 1,800 volumes on English legal history. Some publications were published as early as the 16th century. It is considered one of the best collections of its kind in Asia. The Chinese Legal History Special Collection is made up of over 3,200 volumes of print materials, covering the period of Ancient China to 1949. It is kept on campus.

To help users make good use of the Library for teaching, learning and research purposes, the Law Collection and Services Section offers a variety of services, from reference enquiry, library workshops to research guides and more. 

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. Computer workstations, printers and photocopiers are also available in this part of the Library. Besides these, law students can enjoy the full range of collections, services, facilities and equipment in other parts of the Library as well. 

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