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Facilities and Services



All faculty staff and students may borrow library materials with a valide Library Borrower's Card. Other students or staff working within the Prince Philip Dental Hospital may be granted a temporary Library Borrower's Card when applications are supported by the relevant Head of Department or Unit.

Please check your borrowing privileges and other information regarding circulation services.

Self Check Station


Library staff at the reference counter provides assistance in the use of resrouces and services of the Dental Library. Enquiries can also be made by phone (2859-0402), fax (2549-9140) or email (

Research Consultation Service

Check for details.

Orientation & Training

Library orientation and training are organized for new students at the beginning of the academic year. Throughout the year, the Library also runs library courses for Faculty members, and for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Details of course schedules are posted on the HKUL website and are delivered via e-mail to the Faculty.

Audio-Visual Viewing Equipment

TV displays, DVD/video players and microfilm/microfiche readers are available for viewing audio-visual materials on the 5/F of the Dental Library.

AV Equipment

Photocopying & Printing

Self-service photocopiers and printers are located on both floors of the library and are operated on a quota-based system, uPrint.  To purchase or top up the printing units, library users (HKU staff/students) may make use of the uPrint App or the Add Value Machine (all users) located next to the Self-Check Station.  The cost is HK$3 for 10 units or HK$30 for 100 units.


See how to purchase printing units at AVM

See how to print to a network printer from public access workstations

See how to use WiFi printing (HKU Staff/students only)

See how to make copies



Discussion Rooms

Four discussion rooms are available for current HKU/SPACE students and staff for group discussions. Reservations can be made online.

Discussion Rooms

Knowledge Navigation Centre (KNC)

Networked workstations are available for direct access to the HKU Libraries' OPAC, electronic indexes and abstracts, full text databases, electronic journals and Internet resources. A variety of softwares are provided for library users to integrate learning, research and digital publishing.

Knowledge Navigation Centre

Open Discussion Area

Furnished with armchairs, benches and coffee tables, the Open Discussion Area allows library users to have the environment for the intellectual, academic and social interactions which they desire.

Open Discussion Area

Study Carrels with USB Connections

Eighty study carrels with larger desk-top space, power sockets, and dual USB charging outlets have been added to the carrels to cater to the variety of learning and research habits of the library’s patrons who tend to make use of various devices to peruse a blend of print and digital resources.

Study Carrels with USB Conenctions

Wireless Environment

Wireless connectivity for laptops and other mobile devices is available throughout the Library.

Newspaper Area

Library users are welcome to browse the newspapers in the Newspaper Area located on the 6/F. Our current subscriptions include South China Morning Post, Ming Pao, Sing Tao Daily, Hong Kong Economic Journal and the overseas edition of People's Daily.

Newspaper Area

Reserve Materials Requests (teachers only)

Teaching staff can make online request for materials in the Library to be placed in the Dental Library Reserve Collection. [Placing Course Reserve]

Book Drop

The book drop is located on the 1/F of Prine Philip Dental Hospital. Library users may return books here when the Dental Library is closed.

Book Drop