Facilities & Services

 

Information Services

  • General enquiry

    Library staff at the counter provides assistance in the use of resources and services. Enquiries may also be made by phone (3917-2914), fax (2548-0143) or email at lawlib@hku.hk.

  • Research Consultation Service

Orientation & Training

Library orientation and training are organized for new students at the beginning of the academic year. Demonstration on specific resources or classes on legal research skills may also be arranged on request.
 

Photocopying & Printing

Self-service photocopiers and printers are available on both floors of the Library and are operated with Octopus cards. Octopus card value-adding and card lending are also available at the Library counter.
 

Selected multi-functional copiers in the Library allow desktop printing and wireless printing. Library users can send also print jobs to these copiers from their portable computers through WiFi. See how to use WiFi printing.
 
Should you need to photocopy pages from a looseleaf binder, please bring the whole binder to our counter staff and ask for assistance.

Study Spaces

The Library offers a variety of study spaces on both floors to cater for different student needs.
 

Newspaper Area

Major local newspapers including South China Morning Post, Ming Pao, Hong Kong Economic Journal, China Daily, People's Daily (Overseas edition), selected popular magazines and free newspapers are available.
 

Computer Room

The room has 26 seats equipped with desktop computers connected to network printers and an interactive whiteboard for presentation or other instructional purposes. When it is not in use for library classes or other trainings, it may be open to users.

Scanners

Three scanners are available in the Computer Workstations area near the library foyer.
Location 1/F | Guide to using scanners

Automated Book Drop

This is located outside the Law Library in Cheng Yu Tung Tower for instant check-in of library materials. With real-time check-in, the book drop updates user’s library account instantly. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Reserve materials request (teachers only)

Teaching staff may request online for materials in the Library to be placed in the Law Reserve collection.
Online Law Library Reserve Materials Request form

Group Study Area
Collaboration Zone
2/F, west wing
Open area with 10 movable tables for group work, conversation-friendly.
Each table can seat up to 4 people.
Power sockets along windows.
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Location
Discussion Rooms
2/F
4 rooms for 4 people; 1 room for 5 people; 1 room for 8 people.
Conversation-friendly.
With interactive whiteboard or webcam/TV display panel, power socket, data port.
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Location 
Booking rules and book a room
Individual study spaces
Single study tables
1/F, near Research Zone
2/F, compact storage area, along windows
For quiet study; with power socket. picture 3
Location
Booking rules and book a study table
Study tables
2/F, north side near primary materials
Tables for groups of 6, 4, or 2, with table top power socket. 2F_single_seat
Research Zone for Law Research Postgraduate Students
1/F, double- or triple-sharing carrels (25) Large individual workspace with return, power socket, swipe access lockable pedestal. picture 6
Location
Research carrels regulations
Book a carrel
1/F, single carrels (13) Standard sized individual workspace with power socket, swipe access lockable pedestal.
Standing desks
1/F, near textbook collection For quick search, with power socket (no seats) picture 5
Location