4/F Main Library

May 20 2015

Librarian’s Office returns to normal operation on 26 May 2015

The Librarian’s Office will return to normal operations on the 4/F New Wing, Main Library from Tuesday, 26 May 2015. All office operations including thesis binding service will resume.  Please note the prefix of all telephone numbers for the Librarian’s office will be changed to 3917-XXXX after the move.

For General Enquires please contact 3917-1959.

To facilitate the move, the Librarian’s temporary office, 2/F Old Wing, Main Library will be closed on Friday, 22 May.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused during our renovations.

Peter Sidorko
University Librarian

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Apr 27 2015

Library Opening Hours during Labour Day /Buddha’s Birthday

Published by at 10:53 am under Breaking News

1 May 2015 (Labour Day), and
25 May 2015 (Buddha’s Birthday)

Main Library, AV & Reserve Collection, Special Collections, and Fung Ping Shan Library will open from 10am to 7pm.

Law Library and Medical Library will open from 10am to 5pm.

Dental Library, Education Library, and Music Library will be closed.

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

For enquiry, please call 2859-2203 or 2859-2202.

Best wishes
Peter Sidorko
University Librarian

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Apr 27 2015

Main Library and Medical Library Extended Opening Hours

Published by at 10:52 am under Breaking News

The Main Library and Medical Library will extend the opening hours for the coming Revision Week & Assessment Period from 11 pm, 4 May to 6 am, 23 May 2015:

Main Library:
Daily:  8:30am – 6am of the following day
(except Special Collections, AV & Reserve Collection, and Level 3 Collaboration Zone)

Medical Library:
Monday – Friday: 8:15am – 6am of the following day
Saturday: 8:30am – 6am of the following day
Sundays & Public Holidays: 10am – 6am of the following day

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 & Public Holidays) at the Lending Services Division on the G/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 (G/F and 4/F in Main Library, and one in 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 2859-2203 / 2859-2202 (Main Library) or 3917-9215 (Medical Library).

Best wishes
Peter Sidorko
University Librarian

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Apr 17 2015

Closure of the Yu Chun Keung Medical Library on Sun 26 April

Published by at 6:02 pm under Breaking News

Dear Colleagues & Students,

Closure of the Yu Chun Keung Medical Library on Sun 26 April

The Yu Chun Keung Medical Library will be closed on Sun 26 April due to the suspension of electricity supply to the William Mong Building for statutory inspection.

For enquiry, please call 3917-9215.

Best wishes
Peter Sidorko
University Librarian

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Apr 14 2015

HKU Libraries Wins Gold Award!

I am  delighted to share with you that the HKU Libraries’ website, http://lib.hku.hk/, has taken its first gold award in the Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme 2015, jointly organised by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) and the Equal Opportunities Commission.

I would like to thank Technology Support Services’ Kenelm Ng and Andy Lau for all their efforts in making this happen and I would also like to acknowledge the help and support we received from Mr. Keny Yuen of The Hong Kong Society for the Blind.

The website’s accessibility features include:

  • All operations can be performed through a keyboard interface for those who cannot access a website with a mouse.
  • A “high contrast” version and a text re-sizing function are provided for visually impaired users to switch to read using a high colour contrast mode or resize the text up to two times the displaying text without loss of content.
  • Captions are provided for videos for the hearing impaired users. The sound of videos can be easily turned off too.
  • Clear and informative links are provided to facilitate those who have cognitive and learning difficulties.

The annual Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme has been held since 2013 to show appreciation to enterprises and organisations for making their websites accessible.To achieve the “Gold Award” in the scheme, the websites and apps have to meet all 24 and 18 judging criteria respectively listed under the Gold Category to incorporate basic and key web/mobile application accessibility features.

Congratulations to all involved for demonstrating our commitment to ensuring “inclusive and diverse physical and virtual environments”

Peter Sidorko

University Librarian

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Mar 24 2015

Network Maintenance in Main Library

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Network Maintenance in Main Library

Place: 4/F, New Wing
Date: 26th March 2015 (Thursday)
Time: 8:30am to 11:30am
Services & Facilities affected:

  1. WiFi & Wired network
  2. Study Tables & Single Study Rooms – Cannot book & sign in
  3. Public Access Workstations – cannot connect to network
  4. PCs in Visual Impair Room – cannot connect network

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Mar 23 2015

Part-time Junior Library Assistant in Law Library of the University Libraries (Ref. no. J1500234580)

Join our Team!

  • Part-time Junior Library Assistant in Law Library of the University Libraries (Ref. no. J1500234580)
  • Part-time Junior Library Assistant in Music Library of the University Libraries (Ref no.: J1500232819)

http://lib.hku.hk/employment/index.html

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Mar 20 2015

Library Opening Hours during Ching Ming Festival / Easter Holidays

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Library Opening Hours during Ching Ming Festival / Easter Holidays

3-7 April 2015 (Easter Holidays and the day following Ching Ming Festival)

Main Library, AV & Reserve Collection, Special Collections, and Fung Ping Shan Library will open from 10am to 7pm.

Law Library and Medical Library will open from 10am to 5pm.

Dental Library, Education Library, and Music Library will be closed.

The Library Corner on G/F and the Study Zone on Level 3, Main Library, will remain open after Main Library opening hours for the use by CURRENT STAFF and CURRENT STUDENTS ONLY.
For enquiry, please call 2859-2203 or 2859-2202.

Best wishes
Peter Sidorko
University Librarian

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Mar 09 2015

Moving notice: Librarian’s Office

Published by at 4:36 pm under Breaking News

The Librarian’s Office will be temporarily relocated to 2/F Old Wing of Main Library from Wednesday, 11 March until late May/early June 2015 during office renovations.  All office operations including thesis binding service will be suspended on 11 March and will resume on 12 March.  For emergency contact on the day of relocation, please call 2859-2203.  Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Peter Sidorko
University Librarian

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Mar 04 2015

HKU Libraries Used Book Sale Starts Tomorrow

Published by at 11:14 am under Breaking News

We are pleased to announce that the Libraries’ will hold a Used Book Sale on 5 – 6 March, 2015 (Thursday – Friday)

Come by, browse, and purchase our books from various subjects, both in Chinese and English, priced at just HK$20 each.
Special: for every 5 books purchased get 1 book free!

Details:
Date: 5 – 6 March, 2015 (Thursday – Friday) 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Venue: Multi-purpose Zone, Level 3, Main Library, HKU, Pokfulam Road, HK (map)

Proceeds from the sale will contribute towards the purchase of new books, library materials, programmes, and services. Books for sale are duplicates donated by our supporters or withdrawn copies from the libraries’ collection. Putting the duplicates and withdrawn copies on sale not only promotes reading by allowing the public to get the books they need at a good price, but also fully utilises these materials.

Note:
• Please tender exact payment
• No exchange or refund
• To support going green, please bring your own bag
• Owing to manpower constraints, we cannot handle book search requests
• Used books are available on a first come, first served basis
• There will be no reservation of used books
• The used books are not displayed in any specific order
• Please do not bring any books into the sales venue
• For individual buyers, no purchase limit
• These books are primarily for personal use
• Bookstore representatives are asked not to come until after 4 pm

For enquiries, please contact Ms Marina Yeung at friends@lib.hku.hk / 2859 8903

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