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Important Note:

According to the latest enhanced Covid-19 control measures at HKU announced by the Task Force on Infectious Diseases, starting from Monday 17 January 2022, HKU will introduce enhanced Covid-19 control measures. Anyone wishing to enter the campus will need either to be fully vaccinated or to take weekly self-tests. Please visit HKU Covid-19 Info Hub for more information.

Online Application Form for HKU Graduate Borrower's card or Reader's card

(For new application only)



As stated in University Statutes, HKU Graduate means “a person: (a) on whom a degree has been conferred at a congregation of the University; or (b) whose name has appeared on the list of successful candidates for a degree of bachelor, master or doctor of the University, published in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Senate, and who is awaiting the conferment of that degree at a congregation”. Please supply mandatory proof of graduation with your application for HKU Graduate Borrower’s or Reader’s card.



  • HKU Graduates who do not possess the Facilities Access Cards can submit NEW card applications online.
  • Card renewals and card replacements should be completed on-site when the library services are fully resumed to all users.
  • If an application is incomplete or not successful, the applicant will receive a cancellation email with further instructions.
  • The processing time for an online application is 7 working days. Upon successful application, applicant should make payment for application fees and collect the Facilities Access Card in person at the Enquiries Counter on the 2/F of the Main Library. The card will be issued within 1 HOUR upon payment.
  • Payment and Facilities Access Card collection should be made within 6 months, afterwards application will be automatically cancelled.
  • Check Service hours for card collection
  • For enquiries, please contact 3917-5945 or libcards@hku.hk.


Card Information

Card type Library Privileges Validity Application fees
Library deposit/charge Facilities access card fee
Borrower's card for BEA HKU Graduate Credit Card (Platinum/Gold) holders 12 Books + 6 AV items
On-site access to
Same as the expiry date of the BEA HKU Graduate Credit Card Deposit waived HK$50
Borrower's card with Library Deposit 12 Books + 6 AV items
On-site access to
5 years * HK$1,000 Refundable Deposit HK$50
Reader's card On-site Reading Privileges
On-site access to
5 years * HK$50 Processing fee HK$50

* The privileges are renewable upon confirmation of contact details by the users on or before the date of expiry.

1. The regular Graduate Borrower’s card and Graduate Reader’s card do not carry remote access privileges to electronic resources. Please consider joining HKUL Circle of Friends for remote access to SELECTED electronic resources.
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 http://sunzi.lib.hku.hk/ER/ .


Types of Card Applied and Payment Method

  • Option A
  • Option B
  • Option C


Terms and Conditions

1. An individual is entitled to the library privileges of one user category only.
2. The above fee schedule and card validity may be changed by the University Libraries as needed.
3. Library charge and facilities access card fee are NOT refundable.
4. All members must abide by the policies, rules and regulations of the Libraries.
5. The replacement fee for a lost or damaged card is $150. Card replacements should be completed on-site.

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 http://lib.hku.hk/general/personal.html, and will only be kept while your Library record is valid.