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Apr 24 2018

The Opening of the Ground Floor Entrance/ Partial Opening of the Ground Floor, Main Library

The Opening of the Ground Floor Entrance/Partial Opening of the Ground Floor, Main Library

The ground floor entrance to the Main Library will re-open on Monday, 23 April 2018 at 8:30 am.

The new entrance is located at the North side of the Old Wing facing the Main Building adjacent to the Sun Yat-Sen Plaza. The entrance will serve as a point of access to the Main Library and to the future Breakout and Leisure space leading into the Think Tank with its expansive study areas and discussion room.

In addition, with a significant portion of the floor space on the ground floor being completed and the May Revision and Assessment period soon upon us, the Main Library will install temporary carrel seating and open the e-Learning lab to support patron’s study needs during this period.

Minor renovation works will continue with noise levels kept to a minimum.

Two webpages were created to help provide information, phases and architectural images on the renovations and their progress, http://lib.hku.hk/mltt and http://lib.hku.hk/lhub.

For enquiries and Library services, contact Lending Services and Information Services of the Libraries:

Lending Services (2/F new counter) – 3917 2202

Information Services (Level 3 counter) – 3917 2203

 

Peter Sidorko

University Librarian

For more details on the Extended Opening Hours, 1-19 May 2018 at the University Libraries, please visit the library webpage.

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Apr 17 2018

Extended Opening Hours 1-19 May 2018 at the University Libraries

Extended Opening Hours 1-19 May 2018 at the University Libraries

The Main Library and Medical Library will extend the opening hours for the coming Revision Week & Assessment Period from 7 pm, 1 May 2018 to 6 am, 19 May 2018 (Main Library), and from 11 pm, 7 May 2018 to 6 am, 12 May 2018 (Medical Library).

Main Library: Daily:  8:30 am – 6 am of the following day

Opening hours for Special Collections, AV Collection, Level 3 Collaboration Zone, and 2/F & 5/F Old Wing will remain unchanged.

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

Opening hours for the Printing Room, 24-hour Study Room and Knowledge Hub will remain unchanged.

 

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 left behind on desks 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 (G/F, 1/F, 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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Apr 09 2018

Unveiling the Veil: Muslim Women in Hong Kong Art Exhibition

Unveiling the Veil: Muslim Women in Hong Kong Art Exhibition

In collaboration with the Muslim Women in Hong Kong Organisation Committee, the Main Library is pleased to present Unveiling the Veil: Muslim Women in Hong Kong Art Exhibition at the 2ndFloor Atrium/ExhibitionsArea of the Main Library from 18 April 2018 to 3 May 2017.

The exhibition will showcase the creative art pieces made by Muslim women living in Hong Kong.

This exhibition seeks to help students discover and understand the often stereotyped and shielded, yet diverse and vivid, voices of the Muslim women, who share with us the same living space of this multicultural city.

Currently, roughly 300,000 Muslims are living in Hong Kong. Indonesians, Chinese, and South Asians are the three major cultural groups while there are also Muslims from other parts of the world such as the Middle East, Africa, and Central Asia. With Hong Kong positioning itself as a multicultural hub, mutual understanding, cultural relationships, and social cohesion among the city’s sub-communities are crucially important.

To complement the exhibition, the Committee has also organised two “meet-the-artists” talks:

  • Location: KB112, Knowles Building, HKU

  Date/Time: 29 April 2018 (Sunday) 3:00 – 5:00 PM

  • Location: Global Lounge, G/F Fong Shu Chuen Amenities Centre, HK

  Date/Time: 30 April 2018 (Monday) 7:30 – 9:30pm

 

Peter Sidorko

University Librarian

The University of Hong Kong

Details for the Exhibition:

Date: 18 April 2018 – 3 May 2018.

Location: Atrium/Exhibition Area, 2/F Main Library, The University of Hong Kong
Time: During Main Library Hours
http://lib.hku.hk/general/hours/index.html

For enquiries, please contact:  Mr Gary Chin, Tel: 2859 2211 / Ms Marina Yeung, Tel: 2859 8903

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Apr 03 2018

Paper and Ink: Ming and Qing Dynasty Manuscripts from the Jiayetang Collection, Fung Ping Shan Library, The University of Hong Kong Exhibition

Paper and Ink: Ming and Qing Dynasty Manuscripts from the Jiayetang Collection, Fung Ping Shan Library, The University of Hong Kong Exhibition

The Main Library will re-exhibit the Paper and Ink: Ming and Qing Dynasty Manuscripts from the Jiayetang Collection, Fung Ping Shan Library, The University of Hong Kong exhibition at the 2nd Floor Atrium/Exhibition Area of the Main Library from 3 – 17 April 2018.

Two thousand and seventeen noted the eighty-fifth anniversary of the University of Hong Kong’s Fung Ping Shan Library.  Celebrated by sinologists, historians, librarians and those with even a passing interest in Chinese libraries as one of the world’s great East Asian Libraries, the University of Hong Kong takes great pride in its achievements, its history and its enormous contributions to East Asian scholarship and beyond.

To mark its history and achievements, the re-exhibition of the Paper and Ink: Ming and Qing Dynasty Manuscripts from the Jiayetang Collection, Fung Ping Shan Library, The University of Hong Kong and an accompanying online booklet are presented as an illustration of the depth and beauty of the collection as well as a celebratory reflection on the Library’s future. The online booklet is available at http://lib.hku.hk/publications/paperandink.pdf.

The twelve manuscripts on display have been selectively chosen to highlight the often hidden beauty that lies in such texts with their calligraphy and illustrations worked by hand with brush and ink.  One can only be left in awe upon gazing at the manuscript of the Confucian classic Congshan Du Zhouyi (A Treatise on the Book of Changes), by Fang Shisun (Song) or Shuofu (A Collection of Random Sketches), by Tao Zongyi (Yuan), said to be a “world treasure” and made before the book itself was printed.  The accompanying panels to these and the other manuscripts will assist your appreciation of what is to be found in this exhibition.

As we speed through this digital age, this exhibition provides us with an opportunity to pause and reflect, to marvel at what has preceded us and to ponder the bright future that lies ahead for the Fung Ping Shan Library as it hastens towards its centenary.

Details of the Exhibition

Date: 3 – 17 April 2018

Venue: Atrium/Exhibition Area, 2/F Main Library, The University of Hong Kong
Time: During Main Library Opening Hours
Closed on Public Holidays [http://lib.hku.hk/general/hours.html]

For enquiries, please contact:  Mr Gary Chin, Tel: 2859 2211 / Ms Marina Yeung, Tel: 2859 8903

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Feb 07 2018

Exhibition of the Szeto Wah Collection

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Exhibition of the Szeto Wah Collection

You are cordially invited to visit the Exhibition of the Szeto Wah Collection. The exhibition will be held at Special Collections, 1/F Main Library, The University of Hong Kong, from 8 February to 11 March 2018.

The “Szeto Wah Collection” is permanently housed in the Libraries’ Special Collections since the handover ceremony in January 2012. The University of Hong Kong Libraries is very fortunate to have been chosen by the family of Mr Szeto Wah as the recipient of this unique Collection.

This exhibition features Szeto Wah’s private book collection, illustrating his diverse interests in different genres through which visitors are offered a unique glimpse of his thoughts and ideals.

For enquiries, please contact Special Collections at libspeco@hku.hk or 2859-2207.

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Feb 07 2018

Library Opening Hours During the Chinese New Year Holidays

University Libraries Opening Hours during Chinese New Year Holidays

15 February 2018 (Lunar New Year’s Eve)
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CLOSE at 1pm

Borrowing service available until 12:30 pm

16-19 February 2018
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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.

Happy Chinese New Year
Peter Sidorko
University Librarian

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Jan 30 2018

Research Seminar: Making Your Research Count

You are cordially invited to attend the Research Seminar, Making Your Research Count, collaboratively offered by Springer Nature and the HKU Libraries.

This seminar will cover:

  • Differences between the journals we publish.
  • The increasing importance of open research to improve the quality and impact of your research.
  • How to write better papers that are clearer, more accessible, more likely to get published, and more likely to make a difference to the world.

Speaker: Ed Gerstner, Regional Scientific Director, China, Springer Nature

Date: 6 February 2018 (Tuesday)
Time: 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Venue: Multi-purpose Zone, Level 3, Main Library

Check details and register here.

For enquiries, please contact Information Services Division at libis@hku.hk.

Information Services Division
HKU Libraries​

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Dec 27 2017

System Maintenance – User Authentication of the Integrated Library System (ILS)

Published by under Breaking News

Services affected: Sign-in to Find@HKUL, MyAccount@HKUL and MyLibrary via HKU Portal

Date & Time: 31st Dec 2017, 8:00pm to 9:00pm

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Dec 08 2017

Take A Break Santa Paws session at the Medical and Main Libraries

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With the overwhelming demand and positive response from the Libraries’ past Santa Paws and Dr Dog sessions, the University of Hong Kong Libraries will host two Santa Paws sessions during the December 2017 Assessment period.

The first Take A Break Santa Paws session will be held at the Medical Library on 15 December 2017 from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. The second session will be held at the 2nd floor Lounge Area, Main Library on 18 December 2017 from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

It is well documented that therapy dogs can contribute to calmness and overall emotional well-being. Therapy dog programmes are being offered in many universities around the world, in libraries, university health services and student counselling units. It is hoped that these sessions will benefit HKU students during the assessment period by encouraging less stress and anxiety by taking a break from their studies.

To view past sessions, please visit:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/hkulevents/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1044710135664365

https://www.facebook.com/pg/hkulevents/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1042902372511808

For enquiries, please email Public Relations and Development section at friends@lib.hku.hk.

 

Note: Jasper, the HKU Libraries resident therapy dog, will not be able to attend the two sessions.

 

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Dec 07 2017

Relocation of Collections on the G/F Main Library

Relocation of collections on the G/F Main Library

To pave way for the renovation of G/F Main Library in the Second Semester, the following collections will be relocated in December 2017:

  • 600 to 699 Technology → Compact shelves on G/F
  • 800 to 899 Literature → Compact shelves on G/F
  • B, BB, BC Leisure Reading → 2/F Main Library (New Wing)

Please consult the temporary signage on G/F and 2/F for more details.  Thank you very much for your tolerance to the disturbance that might be caused by the relocation.

Regards,

Esther Woo

Associate Librarian, Engagement and Lending Services

The University of Hong Kong Libraries

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