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Circle of Friends Application Form

Support the Libraries by joining HKUL Circle of Friends.

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Renewal application


Card Information

Annual Membership Annual fee Library privileges
Borrowing Privileges Remote access to SELECTED e-resources (Alumni e-Library) On-site access to e-resources
HKU Graduate Platinum  $550 48 Books + 6 AV items Yes Yes
HKU SPACE Graduate * Platinum $2,200 24 books + 6 AV items Yes
Gold $1,650 24 books + 6 AV items N/A
Centennial College Graduate * Gold $1,650 24 books + 6 AV items N/A
External Individual Gold $3,300 24 books + 6 AV items N/A
Silver $1,650 N/A
Non-Profit Institution Gold $3,300 24 books + 6 AV items N/A
Silver $1,650 N/A
Corporation Gold $6,600 24 books + 6 AV items N/A
*Those having applied for a HKUL card during their study at HKU SPACE / Centennial College.



  1. HKU graduate can apply for regular Graduate Borrower’s Card or Graduate Reader’s Card which does not carry remote access privileges to electronic resources. Please consider joining Borrower's card or Reader's card at
  2. Some of the licensed e-resources are restricted to current HKU staff, students and/or SPACE users. View details of e-resources access at
  3. The Librarian may also temporarily exclude a category or categories of users due to health or safety concerns*.
    * Extensions or refunds during temporary exclusions will apply.


Terms and Conditions

  1. All applicants must be at least 16 years of age.
  2. An individual is entitled to the borrowing privileges of one user category only.
  3. The above fee schedule may be changed by the University Libraries as needed.
  4. All payment is NOT refundable.
  5. All members must abide by the policies, rules and regulations of the Libraries.
  6. The replacement fee for a lost or damaged card is $150. Card replacements should be completed on-site or by cheque.
  7. User's access to and use of licensed databases are governed by the terms and conditions in the agreements made between the Libraries and the licensors. Any use of the databases by means of the user's CoF account signifies user's acceptance of such terms and conditions. Authorized use is limited to educational purposes and the scholarly research of the user. Access to these resources may be changed by the University Libraries without prior notice.
  8. Non-profit institution must provide proof of its non-profit institutional status upon application or renewal.
  9. The information provided will be used for Circle-of-Friends-related and HKU-Libraries-related purposes.
  10. For enquiries, please contact Public Relations & Development Division at 2859-8903 and email at or contact Lending Services and Learning Environments at 3917-5945 or email at

I confirm that I have read and accepted the terms and conditions accompanied with this application and the rules and regulations of the HKU Libraries.


Information gathered in this form/agreement is in accordance with Libraries’ PICS at, and will only be kept while your Library record is valid.