HKU Graduate Membership

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Online Application Form for HKU Graduates


As defined in the 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 card.


  • If you are a former borrower's card holder, Reader's card holder or other graduate card holder, please follow the respective instructions at the bottom of this page. For Class of 2023 graduate, you do not need to apply for the 2023-24 membership. Please note that the extension of Facility Access for the Class of 2023 graduates is confirmed. Details can be found on news and announcements on library homepage.
  • Applicants will be notified by email upon successful application. Any applicants without a Facilities Access Card should collect the card in person at the Enquiries Counter on the 2/F of the Main Library. Please check service hours for card collection.
  • If an application is incomplete or unsuccessful, the applicant will receive a cancellation email with further instructions.
  • For more information or enquiries, please check our FAQs or contact Lending Services and Learning Environments at 3917-1130 (Monday-Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm) or Email-A-Librarian (To: Library membership).

Card Information

Category Annual fee Validity Library privileges
HKU Graduate $550 1 year

(i) Access to the selected e-resources may be changed by the vendors of HKUL without prior notice. It may be used for the purposes of research, education or other non-commercial use only.
(ii) Some of the licensed e-resources are restricted to current HKU staff, students and/or SPACE users.


Terms and Conditions

  1. An individual is entitled to the borrowing privileges of one user category only.
  2. The above fee schedule and card validity may be reviewed and changed by the University Libraries regularly as needed.
  3. A fee of $150 will be levied for the replacement of lost or damaged card.
  4. Library charge and facilities access card fee including card replacement fee are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  5. All members must abide by the policies, rules and regulations of the Libraries.
  6. 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 library 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.


Which of the following groups do you belong to?

User Category Instruction
Borrower’s card holders with a library deposit No action is required if you agree to offset your library deposit for 3-years membership with HKUL between 1 September 2022 and 31 August 2025.
HKU Graduate card holders Submit an online application for renewal.
Borrower’s/Reader’s/Circle of Friends (HKU Graduate Platinum) card holders
New applicants Submit an online application for applying library membership.


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.