4/F Main Library

Dec 07 2016

HKUL Launches the New Hong Kong Image Database

On the 5 October 2016, The University of Hong Kong Libraries launched the Hong Kong Image Database.

The Hong Kong Image Database is a digital collection of historical images documenting the Hong Kong experience from the 1840s through to the 1990s. The Database features a wealth of images of Hong Kong, including people, landscapes, infrastructures, villages, agriculture and fisheries activities, industrial settings, housing, buildings, panoramas, and more. The University of Hong Kong Libraries unlocks this digital vault of historic images with rich metadata and makes them freely available for public consultation.

The Database contains images scanned from a variety of resources collected by the Libraries’ Special Collections, including photographic prints, slides, negatives, and print publications. Among the many photographs in the Database, several featured collections are available as well, such as, Hong Kong Tourist Association, Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong Branch, Fanling Hunt Club, Land Use Survey Photos, Ng Bar Ling Hiking Photos, Walter Schofield Field Trip Photos, William Floyd Nineteenth Century Costume Portraits, Post WWII Images, Panoramas, Prominent Figures and more.

For more information about the Hong Kong Image Database, please visit http://digital.lib.hku.hk/hkimage/

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Nov 30 2016

Waterproofing Works in the Main Library (Now – End of March 2017)

Waterproofing works in the Main Library

The Main Library will undergo waterproofing works from now till the end of March 2017.

If the noise or smells disturb you, PLEASE consider using other locations in the Main Library or The Oval (Knowles Building 1/F) or Chi Wah Learning Commons

For enquiries, please contact: 3917-2206 (Administrative Services).

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Nov 30 2016

Waterproofing Works in the Music Library (24 Dec, 2016 – 2 Jan, 2017)

Waterproofing works in the Music Library (24 Dec, 2016 – 2 Jan, 2017)

The Music Library will undergo waterproofing works from 24 December, 2016 to 2 January, 2017. The affected areas will re-open on 3 January 2017.

Study tables and seating will be unavailable during the works. The 3 Discussions Rooms, AV Workstations, PC & Mac Workstations shall remain open.

If the noise or smells disturb you, PLEASE consider using the Main Library or The Oval (Knowles Building 1/F) or Chi Wah Learning Commons

For enquiries, please contact: 3917-2218

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Nov 21 2016

Extended Opening Hours 1-21 Dec 2016

Message from the University Libraries

 The Main Library and Medical Library will extend the opening hours for the coming Revision Week & Assessment Period from 11 pm, 1 December to 6 am, 21 December 2016:

 

Main Library: Daily:  8:30am – 6am of the following day Opening hours for Special Collections, AV Collection, and Level 3 Collaboration Zone will remain unchanged.

 

 Medical Library: Monday – Friday: 8:15 am – 6 am of the following day

Saturday:          8:30 am – 6 am of the following day

Sunday: 10 am – 6 am of the following day


Main Library Extended Opening Hours  (1-21 December 2016)

 Opening hours of Library Entrances 

Day of the Week G/F 2/F
Monday  8:30 am to 8:00 pm  8:30 am to 6:00 am of the following day
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday 8:30 am to 7:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Remarks: The book drops on G/F will be available for service during closing hours of the entrance.

AV Collection and Special Collections

The opening hours of these two areas will remain unchanged during the extended opening hours of Main Library for the sake of energy saving.

Day of the Week AV Collection Special Collections
Monday  8:30 am to 11:00 pm  9:00 am to 10:00 pm
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday 8:30 am to 7:00 pm 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am to 7:00 pm 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

2/F, Level 3 (Collaboration Zone) and 5/F Old Library Building

The opening hours of these three areas will remain unchanged during the extended opening hours of Main Library for the sake of energy saving.

Day of the Week 2/F & 5/F

Old Library Building

Level 3

(Collaboration Zone)

Monday  8:30 am to 11:00 pm 8:30 am to 10:30 pm
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday 8:30 am to 7:00 pm 8:30 am to 6:30 pm
Sunday 10:00 am to 7:00 pm 10:00 am to 6:30 pm

 

All service counters will be closed outside the normal operating hours.  In order to thoroughly clean the library, all users and their possessions must be cleared by 6 am each morning.  Items not removed from each desk will be removed by staff on duty and can be collected at:

Main Library: After 9 am (10 am on Sundays and public holiday) at the Lending Services Counter on the 2/F;

Yu Chun Keung Medical Library: After 10 am at the Circulation Counter.

During the extended opening hours, contract security guards will be stationed in these two libraries to provide basic security services.  When the circulation counters are closed, users can check out/in books using the self-check stations (2/F and 4/F, Main Library, and G/F, Medical Library). While there is no counter service, all public computers, printers and copiers will be available but no refill of printing paper will be provided.

 

For enquiry, please call 3917-2203 / 3917-2202 (Main Library) or 3917-9215 (Medical Library).

Best wishes

Peter Sidorko

University Librarian

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Sep 07 2016

Library Opening Hours during the Mid-Autumn Festival

Published by at 12:03 pm under Breaking News

15 September 2016 (Mid-Autumn Festival)

Main Library, Fung Ping Shan Library, and Dental Library: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm;

Medical Library: 8:15 am – 5:00 pm

The following libraries and Special Collections: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm:

  • Education Library
  • Law Library
  • Music Library

All libraries will be closed at 5:00 pm.

16 September 2016 (The day following the Mid-Autumn Festival)

All HKU Libraries will be closed.

The Library Corner on G/F and the Study Zone on Level 3, Main Library, will remain open for the use by CURRENT STAFF and CURRENT STUDENTS ONLY.

For enquiry, please call 3917-2203 or 3917-2202.

Best wishes

Peter Sidorko

University Librarian

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Jun 29 2016

System Maintenance on 1 July

Published by at 3:10 pm under Breaking News

Date & time: 1st July 2016, 02:00 to 05:00

Service affected: Find It@HKUL (i.e. articles search) inside Find@HKUL

(note: please use Electronic Resources as an alternative way for articles search during the maintenance period)

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Jun 21 2016

Library Closure on Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day

Published by at 11:05 am under Breaking News

Message from The University Libraries

Library Closure on Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day

July 1, 2016 (Friday) will be a General Holiday.  The University Libraries will be closed on that day.

On that day, the Library Corner on G/F and the Study Zone on Level 3, Main Library, will remain open for the use by CURRENT STAFF and CURRENT STUDENTS ONLY.

For enquiry, please call 3917-2203 or 3917-2202.

Best wishes

Peter Sidorko

University Librarian

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May 20 2016

Temporary Closure of Main Library Old Wing in Summer 2016

To: All Library Patrons

To facilitate the removal of asbestos contained in the adhesive underneath the carpet of the Old Wing, the University contractor requires the following floors to be temporarily closed during the REVISED periods specified:

Old Wing

Closure Dates

Duration

Affected Materials and

Call Number Range

From

To

1/F

1 June (Wed)

13 June (Mon)

13 days

Books 500 to 599

Books 700 to 799

2/F

30 June (Thu)

23 July (Sat)

25 days

Books 900 to 999

4/F

16 June (Thu)

8 July (Fri)

23 days

Books 001-299

FPS Serials 期 001 to 999

FPS Serials [期] [大期] A to Z

Chinese Rare Books羅, 善, 特, 特C, 特期, etc.

5/F

   1 June(Wed)

     2 July (Sat)

15 June (Wed)

    2 July (Sat)

15 days

1 day

FPS Books [中] A to DS740

FPS Large Books [大A] A to Z

FPS Large Series [大C] A to Z

FPS Reference Books [R] A to Z

FPS Large Reference Books [大R] A to Z

6/F

25 June (Sat)

31 July (Sun)

37 days

FPS Books [中] DS741 to Z

Owing to a lack of decanting space in the Main Library and the tight project schedule, we are unable to move books out of the affected floors while the removal work is in progress.  Instead, we will securely wrap the bookshelves in protective sheets and only allow authorized contractors to access the work sites in accordance with the environmental and building legislation in Hong Kong.  As a result, lending services of the affected library collections have to be suspended during the closure dates indicated.

We understand that the temporary service suspension will inevitably bring inconvenience to library patrons.  To minimise this inconvenience, we strongly advise that you borrow the materials you need before the scheduled closure.  Requests for materials kept on the work sites will be filled as far as possible by interlibrary loans from other local/overseas libraries.  Items belonging to the affected floors should continue to be returned according to the due dates.  However, returned items will be stored in a special storage pending re-shelving and no loan service will be provided for them until re-opening of the affected floor.

A dedicated library webpage (http://lib.hku.hk/aaw) has been created to provide up-to-date progress of the above works.  Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused.  For inquiries, please contact us at 3917-2202 (Lending Services) or 3917-2215 (Interlibrary Loans).

Thank you very much for your tolerance to the above building works which will make the Main Library a better place for learning in future.

Mr Peter Sidorko

University Librarian

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May 16 2016

New fee for library cards

Published by at 12:42 pm under Breaking News

New fee for library cards

With the introduction of the 7-byte University Smart Card, the charge for new library cards will be adjusted from $35 to $50 with effect from 1 July 2016.   The card categories subject to this new fee are listed below for reference:

  • Graduate borrower’s card
  • Graduate reader’s card
  • HKU Staff Spouse/Dependent Children Card (For applicants without a HKU Facilities Access Card)
  • HKU SPACE temporary/part-time staff and student library card
  • Centennial College temporary/part-time staff and student library card
  • Temporary library card for external visitors

For inquiries, please contact the Lending Services Division at 2859-2202.

Peter Sidorko

University Librarian

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Apr 22 2016

Technology System Maintenance on 23 April between 23:00 and 23:30

Published by at 12:19 pm under Breaking News

Date & time: 23rd April, 23:00 to 23:30

Service affected:

  • Digital Initiatives: BRO and eVideo
  • E-forms
    • Dental Library Reserve Materials Request Form
    • Education Library Reserve Materials Request Form
    • Email Information Services Form
    • HKUL Circle of Friends Membership Form
    • JULAC CARD Registration Station (JCRS) program
    • JULAC Card System-2-INNOPAC
    • Law Library Reserve Materials Request Form
    • Law Postgraduate Study Room Application Form
    • Leadership Institute Application Form
    • Library Instruction Request Form
    • Medical Library Reserve Materials Request Form
    • Music Library Reserve Materials Request Form
    • Research Consultation Appointment Form

 

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