Facilities and Services
- Research Consultation Service
- Audio-Visual Viewing Equipment
- Photocopying & Printing
- Discussion Rooms
- Knowledge Navigation Centre (KNC)
- Open Discussion Area
- Study Carrels with USB Connections
- Wireless Environment
- Newspaper Area
- Reserve Materials Requests (teachers only)
- Book Drop
All Faculty Members and students may borrow library materials with their valid HKU staff cards or student cards. 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.
Library staff at the reference counter provides assistance in the use of resources and services of the Dental Library. Enquiries can also be made by phone (2859-0402) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Research Consultation Service
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.
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, users may use the Add Value Machine next to the Self-Check Station and HKU staff/students may also use the uPrint App. The cost is HK$3 for 10 units or HK$30 for 100 units.
Four discussion rooms are available for current HKU/ HKU SPACE students and staff for group discussions. Reservations can be made online.
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 software programs are provided for library users to integrate learning, research and digital publishing.
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.
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.
Wireless connectivity for laptops and other mobile devices is available throughout the Library.
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.
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]
The book drop is located on the 1/F of Prince Philip Dental Hospital. Library users may return books here when the Dental Library is closed.