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Tin Ka Ping Education Library

Facilities & Services 



Circulation service

All patrons with a valid Library borrower's card (this may be your student or staff card) are entitled to borrow materials from the Tin Ka Ping Education Library. Find out more about your borrowing privileges and other information on circulation services.



Reference desk

Library staff on duty at the Information Counter will help answer general questions about the use of the Library. Enquiries can also be made by phone (3917-2205) or email (edulib@hku.hk).


Research Consultation Service

The Research Consultation Service is a personal research consultation service offered by the Education Librarian. The Librarian advises patrons on how to effectively gather research material pertaining to their research projects.


Orientation and Training

Library orientation programmes are organised for new students of the Faculty of Education at the beginning of each academic year. Individual or group orientations and training on database and reference software may also be scheduled on request. Click here for more details.


Photocopying and Printing

Self-service photocopiers and printers are available in the Library and are operated on a quota-based system, uPrint. Library users can purchase or top up printing units using uPrint App for HKU Staff/students only or at an Add Value Machine for all users. The minimum cost is HK$3 for 10 units. For scanning, an express scanner is available at the computer workstation area, scanned files can be sent directly to your email or saved to your USB flash drive via Computer no. 1.

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

Discussion Rooms

Six discussion rooms equipped with smartboards or webcam/TV display panels are available for booking by staff and students for small group discussions, group viewing or small group demonstrations. Reservation can be made online or in person at the Information Counter.


Computer Workstations

computer workstation

The Tin Ka Ping Education Library offers four PCs and two iMacs with Internet connection and software applications in support of study and research.

  • Software
    • 7-Zip - Computer nos. 1-4
    • ABBYY FineReader - Computer no. 1
    • Adobe Acrobat Pro -  Computer nos. 1-4
    • Adobe Photoshop - Computer no. 1
    • Audacity - Computer nos. 1-4
    • EndNote - Computer nos. 1-6
    • Microsoft Office - Computer nos. 1-6
    • SilverFast - Computer no. 1
    • SPSS - Computer nos. 4-6
    • VLC Media Player - Computer nos. 1-4
    • NVivo - Computer no. 3
    • Input method
      • Penpower Handwriter - Computer nos. 2-3

Laptop / Tablet Loaning

Laptops and tablets are available for short loan at the Information Counter for use anywhere on campus. Find out more about this service.


Wireless Environment

The entire Library is covered by wireless hotspots facilitating patrons in accessing the Internet with their own wireless devices. Click here for configuration procedures.


Multimedia Viewing Area

Multimedia Viewing Area

The multimedia viewing area is furnished with a DVD player, a TV display and comfortable seating. Patrons can enjoy our rich multimedia collection during library opening hours.


Roof Garden

Roof Garden

The roof garden is an open air garden space promoting informal exchanges, impromptu meetings, meditation, and relaxation.


Book Drop

A book drop is located at the lift lobby on the 8th Floor, Meng Wah Complex for patrons to return library materials outside of library opening hours. Find out more about the returns of library materials.


Reserve Material Request (academic staff only)

Teaching staff may make requests online for materials in the Library to be placed in the Education Reserve Collection. [Placing Course Reserve