Q1: How many books can I borrow?

Q2: Where can I checkout books?

Q3: Where can I return books to the library?

Q4: Can I renew books online?

Q5: Can I request for books borrowed by others?

Q6: Can I pick up a Medical Library book in the Main Library?

Q7: What if my books are overdue?


A1: The number of items that may be borrowed and the loan period vary based on the borrower's status and the type of material. For instance, academic staff at HKU can borrow up to 400 books for 180 days while a HKU postgraduate 180 books for 120 days and an undergraduate 60 books for 60 days. Find out more at the above web address.


A2: Books can either be borrowed at the circulation counters or through the self-check machines. Do remember to bring along your Student/ Staff/ Library Card.


A3: Checked out books must be returned on or before the due date

Book drops and automated book returns are available at the entrance of selected libraries. However the following materials must be returned to the service point from which they were checked out:


A4: Yes. Renewals can be made from the Libraries Homepage > MyAccount@HKUL. Please login with your HKU Portal UID/ Library card number and PIN.


A5: You can place a hold on books that have been borrowed by others. The item will then be recalled and the current borrower duly notified. Loan period for the recalled item may be shortened and the borrower will need to return the item by the new due date. You will promptly be notified once the item is available.


A6: An interbranch delivery service operates between on-campus and off-campus libraries. Simply fill in the request form online at Libraries Homepage > About HKUL > e-Forms > Inter-branch Delivery Request Form. The book will be delivered to your selected library.


A7: Overdues are subject to fines on a scale laid down by the Senate Library Committee. Although the Libraries sends out reminder notices via email, by post or SMS, you should not rely on these channels only. You must check your Library Account regularly.