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Facilities & Services



All faculty, staff and students may borrow library materials with a valid ID card issued by the Registry. Graduates may apply for an alumni Library Card at the Main Library Circulation Counter. Library cards are also available from the Main Library on a fee basis to individuals and corporations not associated with the university of Hong Kong. For details, enquire at the Yu Chun Keung Medical Library Circulation Counter.


Library staff at the Information Counter provide general reference and guidance in the effective use of online catalogues as well as the many resources in the Library. Enquiries may be made to the Medical Librarian and Library Staff by phone, fax or email. In-depth research services and consultations on a particular subject can also be arranged.

Research Consultation Service  

User Education

Library orientation and user education programmes are organized for new medical/nursing staff and students at the beginning of the academic year. A programme of information skills training is conducted as an integral part of the Medical Faculty's Informatics and Decision-Making Week for all first-year medical students. Special orientation and training on databases searching such as Medline, CINAHL, or Chinese medicine databases for individual or groups may also be scheduled on request.

Photocopying and Printing

The Yu Chun Keung Medical Library provides photocopy service to faculty, research staff and postgraduate students. Fee for the service will be charged to the departments, research grants or personal accounts as appropriate. All photocopy request must comply with the copyright law. For printing of materials, networked printers including colour printer are available at the KNC for laser printing of materials required.

Knowledge Navigation Centre

The Knowledge Navigation Centre (KNC) is the Library's gateway to the global information network. It is equipped with workstations where students and faculty could search the online catalogues; access electronic databases, e-text, e-journals; and explore the world of information on the Internet. The latest hardware and software are provided to facilitate users to create class presentations or digital publishing.

Media Centre

The two multimedia rooms in the Library are well-equipped for viewing video tapes, CDs, DVDs and other multimedia programmes.

Photocopying/Printing Facilities

Self-service photocopiers are available at back end of the compact storage and are operated with an octopus card which could be purchased at MTR Stations. Networked colour printers are set up at the Knowledge Navigation Centre for laser printing of materials required. It should be noted that photocopying facilities provided by the University Libraries are offered on the clear understanding that copying by or for library users does not involve any breach of copyright law.

Group Study Rooms

The four group study rooms serve multi-purposes: group viewing, discussion or presentation practice. These rooms, with a plasma in the larger room, are installed with ACEnet for use of computers and equipped with TV/VCR for viewing of videos from the Library collection. Reservation is required for these rooms. For details, enquire at the Information Counter.

Single Study Rooms

Fourteen single study rooms are available for medical postgraduate/ undergraduate students for study and research. Enquire at the Information Counter for details on reservation.

Faculty Reading Area

An area is set aside on the mezzanine floor in the Library for Faculty members to engage in their research or current awareness reading.

Reserve materials request (teachers only)

Teaching staff may request online for materials in the Library to be placed in the Medical Library Reserve collection. [Online Medical Library RBR Request form]