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Lending Services

Equipment for loan

The Library provides a wide range of equipment available for loan. Please read the following guidelines carefully before checking out. 

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  • Borrower's account must be in good standing without being blocked by outstanding fines or suspension.
  • Headphones, Laptops and Tablets: 
    • Holders of valid HKU Libraries borrower card
  • Headphones (for noise cancelling): 
    • Current HKU student and staff

Term of Services

  • This service is on a "first come first served" basis.
  • First-time borrowers are required to read and sign equipment loaning agreement form, which will allow them to borrow the equipment for the current academic year.
  • All equipment borrowed must be collected and returned by the borrowers within the due date (30 minutes before the closing of the Libraries).
  • Renewals, recalls or reservation service are not available.
  • All equipment borrowed must be used only on the University campus for academic and/or educational purpose unless otherwise agreed in advance.
  • Booking of equipment from HKU Faculty/Department can be made in advance via email at libcir@hku.hk.

Responsibilities of Borrowers

  • Borrowers have to examine the physical conditions of the equipment upon each checkout and Borrowers should report any defects or malfunctions to the duty staff immediately.
  • Borrowers should turn off the equipment before returning to the service counter.
  • All equipment borrowed must be used and handled with care, breakage may be chargeable.
  • Borrowers should ensure safety and security of the equipment. Do not leave the device unattended. Borrowers are fully responsible for taking care of the devices and/or accessories they borrowed and liable for the cost of repair or replacement if there is any damage, loss or theft to the equipment.
  • Complying with The University of Hong Kong Statement of Ethics on Computer Use when using the equipment.

Damage or Loss of Equipment

  • All equipment overdue for 5 days will be assumed lost. A repair fee will be levied for damaged equipment. The replacement charges for the equipment are subject to the list prices from suppliers.
  • Headphones:
    • A fine of $5 per day will be charged to borrowers for late return with a maximum fine of $25.
  • Headphones (for noise cancelling) and other equipment:
    • A fine of $500 per day will be charged to borrowers for late return with a maximum fine of $2,500.

Available Equipment Includes

Audio/Visual Equipment

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Laptops (MacBook Pro, PC Laptops)


Tablets (iPads)