4/F Main Library

Nov 28 2018

Avoid Seating Hogging at the Libraries

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Dear Library Patrons,

During the routine patrol of various library locations in the past month by our staff, sporadic seat hogging was found in certain spots in the Main Library during busy periods. To ensure that the precious space resources are optimized and fairly used by patrons, we will continue to monitor the situation through regular patrol and posting of reminders on seats with personal belongings left unattended. Please report seat hogging cases to the Libraries via our normal communication channels (https://lib.hku.hk/general/contactus.html) or approach our service counters for help if you cannot find a place to study during peak hours.  All library patrons are reminded that according to Library Regulation L9, books and personal belongings left unattended at learning spaces for more than 30 minutes may be removed to the counter on the instructions of a senior member of the library staff.

 

Peter Sidorko

University Librarian

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Nov 26 2018

Extended Opening Hours 3-22 December 2018 at the University Libraries

The Libraries will extend the opening hours of the Main Library for the coming Revision Week and Assessment Period from 11 pm, 3 December 2018 to 6 am, 22 December 2018.

Opening Hours:

Daily:  8:30 am – 6 am of the following day

(Opening hours for Special Collections, Level 3 Collaboration Zone, and 2/F & 5/F Old Wing will remain unchanged.)

 All service counters will be closed outside the normal operating hours.  In order to thoroughly clean the library, all users and their possessions must be cleared by 6 am each morning.  Items left behind on desks will be removed by staff on duty and can be collected after 9 am (10 am on Sundays) from the Lending Services Counter on the 2/F of the Main Library.

During the extended opening hours, contract security guards will be stationed in the building to provide basic security services.  Users can check out/in books using the self-check stations on ground, first, second and fourth floors when the Lending Services counter is closed.  All public computers, printers and copiers will also be available but no refill of printing paper will be provided. 

For enquiry, please call 3917-2203 / 3917-2202.

Best wishes
Peter Sidorko
University Librarian

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Sep 13 2018

Library Closure on the day following Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day

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Library Closure on the day following Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day

 

The University Libraries will be closed on the following general holidays:

25 September 2018 (Tuesday)            The day following Mid-Autumn Festival

1 October 2018 (Monday)                  National Day

Main Library and Branch Libraries will close at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, 24 September 2018 (Mid-Autumn Festival).  The following areas will remain open after opening hours for use by CURRENT STAFF and CURRENT STUDENTS ONLY:

Main Library

Library Corner on G/F

Study Zone on Level 3

 

Yu Chun Keung Medical Library

24-hour Reading Room

For enquiry, please call 3917-2203 or 3917-2202.

Best wishes
Peter Sidorko
University Librarian

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Sep 13 2018

Introducing ReadingList@HKUL

Published by at 10:29 am under Breaking News

The University Libraries is pleased to introduce ReadingList@HKUL.

For students & faculty:

From 11 September 2018, course reserve materials and reading lists will be available via ReadingList@HKUL from the Libraries’ search tool FIND@HKUL.

ReadingList@HKUL will replace the course name/course code/course instructor search fields in FIND@HKUL Advanced Search to provide an enhanced interface for finding and viewing course reserve materials assigned by course instructors and other lists created by the Libraries.

 

For course instructors:

ReadingList@HKUL is also a convenient tool that helps course instructors build reading lists.  It is integrated with the library system and HKU Moodle, and delivers reading lists directly into your Moodle courses.  This powerful tool:

  • Allows easy and quick creation of dynamic reading lists
  • Provides students with a streamlined experience
  • Delivers and links directly from your Moodle course for student access
  • Makes it easy to communicate with the library to ensure availability of course materials

To start preparing course reading lists for your students, add ReadingList@HKUL as an external tool in your Moodle course. View this video to see how to add the tool.  Or contact your Faculty or Branch Librarians for further details about the tool.

 

Best wishes,

Peter Sidorko

University Librarian

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Jul 03 2018

Permanent Relocation of the 1/F AV Collection Counter Services

Permanent Relocation of the 1/F AV Collection Counter Services

 

As part of the service planning for the Main Library 2/F Learning Hub, the services available from 1/F AV collection counter (i.e. circulation of closed stack and open stack AV materials, purchase of course packs, lending of headphones and enquiries) will be relocated to the Lending Services Counter on 2/F effective 03 July 2018.

 

For more details on the Learning Hub Renovations Schedule, go to http://lib.hku.hk/lhub/schedule.html. For enquiries, please send a Feedback message via the webpage.

 

Peter Sidorko

University Librarian

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Jun 13 2018

Continuation of the Yu Chun Keung Medical Library Renovation Works

With the first semester Assessment period coming to a close, the renovation works of the Yu Chun Keung Medical Library, Phase 2, will begin.

The G/F areas will be temporarily closed on 14 June 2018 until the end of September 2018 for the construction of the:

  • Collaboration Zone
  • Exhibition/Relation Zone
  • Quiet Study Zone
  • Technology Zone

               

The Printing Room, 24-hour Reading Room, Knowledge Hub with workstations, and the compact shelving book stacks will remain in service during the renovation period.

For more details on the Renovations Schedule, go to http://lib.hku.hk/mlr/index.html. For enquiries, please send a Feedback message via the webpage.

The Libraries thank you for your patience during the Yu Chun Keung Medical Library renovation works.

 

Peter Sidorko

University Librarian

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Jun 01 2018

Library Closure on Tuen Ng Festival – 18 June 2018

Library Closure on Tuen Ng Festival

June 18, 2018 (Monday) will be a General Holiday.  The University Libraries will be closed on that day.

The following areas will remain open after opening hours for use by CURRENT STAFF and CURRENT STUDENTS ONLY:

Main Library

  • Library Corner on G/F
  • Study Zone on Level 3

Yu Chun Keung Medical Library

  • 24-hour Reading Room

For enquiry, please call 3917-2203 or 3917-2202.

Best wishes
Peter Sidorko
University Librarian

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May 30 2018

Continuation of the Main Library G/F Think Tank Renovation Works

Continuation of the Main Library G/F Think Tank Renovation Works

With the first semester Assessment period coming to a close, the renovation works of the Main Library G/F Think Tank, Phase 2, will resume.

The G/F areas will be temporarily closed on 28 May 2018 until completion of the G/F renovation phases:

  • Phase 2A – construction of the Social Space / Leisure Study / Joseph Needham Room / Lift Lobby will be completed at the end of August 2018
  • Phase 2B – renovation of the washrooms will be completed at the end of January 2019

During the renovations, the G/F entrance from the Sun Yat Sen Square and the Library Corner will remain open.

For more details on the Renovations Schedule, go to http://lib.hku.hk/mltt/schedule.html​. For enquiries, please send a Feedback message via the webpage.

The Libraries thank you for your patience during the Main Library G/F Think Tank renovation works.

Peter Sidorko

University Librarian

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May 30 2018

Commencement of the Main Library 2/F Learning Hub Renovation Works

Commencement of the Main Library 2/F Learning Hub Renovation Works

The renovation works of the Main Library 2/F Learning Hub (Phase 3) will commence on 28 May 2018.

The 2/F Atrium/Exhibitions Area, temporary carrel seating, study rooms, and the seating around the Atrium on the 4/F will be temporarily closed on 28 May 2018 until completion of the 2/F renovation phases:

  • Phase 3A – construction of the Reading Corridor / Idea Corner / SEN & AD / HD Rooms / Glass panels around the Atrium on the 4/F will be completed at the end of August 2018
  • Phase 3B – construction of the Innovation Centre / Event Corner will be completed at the end of November 2018

2/F floor collections and relocation:

  • ​Browsing and Po Chung collections   Open Area on the G/F

During the renovation period, the Special Education Needs (SEN) room 420 will be temporarily relocated to Discussion Room 2, Collaboration Zone, Level 3, Main Library.

For more details on the Renovations Schedule, go to http://lib.hku.hk/lhub/schedule.html​. For enquiries, please send a Feedback message via the webpage.

The Libraries thank you for your patience during the Main Library 2/F Learning Hub renovation works.

Peter Sidorko

University Librarian

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Apr 24 2018

The Opening of the Ground Floor Entrance/ Partial Opening of the Ground Floor, Main Library

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The Opening of the Ground Floor Entrance/Partial Opening of the Ground Floor, Main Library

The ground floor entrance to the Main Library will re-open on Monday, 23 April 2018 at 8:30 am.

The new entrance is located at the North side of the Old Wing facing the Main Building adjacent to the Sun Yat-Sen Plaza. The entrance will serve as a point of access to the Main Library and to the future Breakout and Leisure space leading into the Think Tank with its expansive study areas and discussion room.

In addition, with a significant portion of the floor space on the ground floor being completed and the May Revision and Assessment period soon upon us, the Main Library will install temporary carrel seating and open the e-Learning lab to support patron’s study needs during this period.

Minor renovation works will continue with noise levels kept to a minimum.

Two webpages were created to help provide information, phases and architectural images on the renovations and their progress, http://lib.hku.hk/mltt and http://lib.hku.hk/lhub.

For enquiries and Library services, contact Lending Services and Information Services of the Libraries:

Lending Services (2/F new counter) – 3917 2202

Information Services (Level 3 counter) – 3917 2203

 

Peter Sidorko

University Librarian

For more details on the Extended Opening Hours, 1-19 May 2018 at the University Libraries, please visit the library webpage.

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