News & Announcements

4/F Main Library

May 18 2022

Special Collections has launched a new booking system for research desks reservation

Published by at 9:11 am under Breaking News

Special Collections has launched a new booking system for research desks reservation. Please visit ‘Book A Space’ for reservation or here for the detailed announcement.

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Apr 01 2022

Learning Environment Services (LES) Team, powered by ITS and Library.

Published by at 12:56 pm under Breaking News

To provide the enhanced integrated Media Services experiences across the whole campus, effective Apr 1, the Library Media Services function will be integrated with the Learning Environment Services (LES) Team, powered by ITS and Library.

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Jan 24 2022

Exhibiting Hong Kong in London Exhibition

Published by at 10:02 am under Breaking News

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Exhibiting Hong Kong in London, Part 2

Curated by The University of Hong Kong’s Gary Pui-fung Wong, the Libraries is pleased to present Exhibiting Hong Kong in London, Part 2 at the Exhibition Area, Ingenium, 2/F Main Library from 9 February 2022 to 11 March 2022.

The British Empire Exhibition was held in London in 1924 and 1925. Hong Kong took part, with its own exhibition area – the Hong Kong Section – which was the only comprehensive showcase of Hong Kong to take place in Britain during the colonial era.

This multimedia retrospective exhibition recreates the Section with a three-dimensional model, multimedia projections, and displays of the century-old original artefacts.

Part 1 of this exhibition introduced the basic facts of the Hong Kong Section and evaluated the (mis)representation of Hong Kong’s Chinese communities in the British Empire Exhibition. Part 2 will further evaluate the Hong Kong Pavilion’s architectural design and the involvements of British and European communities in the Section. It will display more items about the Hong Kong Section, as well as other sections of the British Empire Exhibition.

Details of the Exhibition

Date:    9 February 2022 – 11 March 2022

Venue: Exhibition Area, Ingenium, 2/F Main Library, The University of Hong Kong (HKU)

Time:    During Main Library Opening Hours
Closed on Public Holidays [http://lib.hku.hk/general/hours.html]

For enquiries, please contact: exhibitinghongkong@gmail.com

Website: https://exhibitinghongkong.net/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ExhibitingHongKong

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/exhibitinghk

* Free admission; register at the Enquiries Desk, 2/F of the Main Library

* HKU requires anyone wishing to enter the campus either to be fully vaccinated or to take weekly self-tests. All visitors are required scan the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department’s eVT QR code on one of the readers at the entrances of HKU.

Please check HKU’s entrance policy here before visit: https://covid19.hku.hk/announcements/all/2021/12/11231/

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Jan 17 2022

University Libraries Opening Hours during Chinese New Year Holidays

Published by at 11:40 am under Breaking News

2022 University Libraries Opening Hours during Chinese New Year Holidays

 

The University Libraries will be closed on the following days during the coming Chinese New Year holidays:

Monday 31 January 2022

(Lunar New Year’s Eve)

Closed at 1:00 pm
Tuesday 1 February 2022 Closed
Wednesday 2 February 2022
Thursday 3 February 2022

 

The Main Library Overnight Open Area (Library Corner) and the Yu Chun Keung Medical Library 24-hour Study Room will be closed during the Chinese New Year holidays and will be reopened on 4 February 2022.

Happy Chinese New Year!

Flora Ng

Chief Information Officer and University Librarian

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Jan 07 2022

Compulsory Testing Notice of the University of Hong Kong Libraries

Published by at 5:10 pm under Breaking News

Please note that the “Level 3, Main Library, HKU (for the persons had been present during 11 am to 12 noon on 4 January 2022” is included in the HKSAR compulsory testing notice on 7 Jan 2022.  If you had been present at Level 3 Main Library during 11 am to 12 noon on 4 January 2022, please follow the compulsory testing requirements, undergo the testing.

 

Please find the link below of Government gazettes compulsory testing notice and Annex 1 (Details of Compulsory Testing Notice):

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202201/07/P2022010700094.htm?fontSize=1

https://gia.info.gov.hk/general/202201/07/P2022010700094_384985_1_1641519560377.pdf

 

Thank you for your attention.

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Jan 04 2022

Level 3 Information Counter will merge with the 2/F Service Counter

2022 WhatsApp a Librarian

The Level 3 Information Counter will merge with the Service Counter on the 2/F Main

Library to provide integrated inquiry services in the virtual environment.

Effective from 10 January 2022, for assistance, please go to the 2/F Service Counter or call 3917 2202 or Ask-a-Librarian:

 

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Jan 03 2022

Mobile Charging Station at the Main Library

Notes for using the Battery Charging Station

Available cables and recommended mobile devices:

Cable# (type) Maximum Power Recommended Mobile Devices Supported
Fast Charging Protocols
1 (Type-C) 60 watts Notebook PD3.0 / QC3.0
2 (Type-C) 25 watts Smart phone / Tablet PD3.0 / QC4.0+
3 (Type-C) 18 watts Smart phone / Tablet PD3.0 / QC3.0 / FCP / AFC / PE
4 & 5 (Lightning) 18 watts iPhone / iPad QC3.0 / FCP / AFC / PE
6 (Type-C) 35 watts Notebook / Smart phone / Tablet PD3.0 / SFC
7 (Micro-B) 15 watts Smart phone AFC

QC3.0 / QC4.0+          : Qualcomm’s Quick Charge

PD3.0                          : USB Power Delivery

SFC and AFC                : Samsung’s Super-Fast Charging and Adaptive Fast Charging

FCP                              : Huawei’s Fast Charging Protocol

PE                                : MediaTek’s Pump Express

 

Note

  • For your safety, do not use your mobile device while it is charging.
  • Only connect original or safety-certified charging products.
  • Please use the charging station up to 30 minutes only if another user is waiting.
  • If your mobile device is unusual hot during charging, please stop charging to protect your mobile device.
  • Charging up to 80% full is recommended.
  • Battery charging monitoring App (e.g. AccuBattery, Charge Meter) can be used to monitor the charging status like the input current, voltage & charging speed.
  • Take care of your personal belongings while you are using this service

 

Disclaimer

Users should bear all risks and responsibilities for any damages to mobile devices, own belongings; and incidents arising from the use of the charging service. The University Libraries of HKU does not and will not assume any liability with respect to the use of this charging service.

 

 

 

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Dec 23 2021

System Maintenance – 24 Dec 2021 (10:00am – 5:00pm)

Published by at 12:10 pm under Breaking News

Services affected: All online services (except Find@HKUL and Electronic Resources)

Date & Time: 24th Dec 2021, 10:00 to 17:00, a few interruptions of each of 30 minutes.

Reason: Library IT infrastructure upgrade – SAN storage

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Dec 10 2021

Maintenance work – 11 December 2021 (9:00am – 7:00pm)

Published by at 5:19 pm under Breaking News

Area: Skylight at roof, New Wing, Main Library. 

Attention: there may be dusty and noisy work during the period.

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Dec 08 2021

UPDATE: Temporary closure – 1/F Main Library 15 February – 8 April 2022

UPDATE: Temporary closure – 1/F Main Library 15 February – 8 April 2022

Temporary closure – 1/F Main Library

15 February – 8 April 2022, Wednesday

The 1/F New Wing and Old Wing will be closed temporarily for Air Handling Unit and dehumidifier replacement. There will be no access to the 1/F during the above period by library patrons.  The following retrieval services have been arranged:

Special Collections

Please note that retrieval services for the following materials held at Special Collections will be suspended during the above period:

  • Manuscripts (MSS)
  • HK closed materials (HKC)
  • Western rare book (U/ULB/UX/US/UP)
  • FPSL closed stack collections (///C////特期)
  • Newspapers
  • Personal and business archival collections

If you wish to access to other materials in Special Collections, please submit your retrieval requests to Special Collections with this e-form.

For enquiries, please contact Special Collections at 2859 2207 or email libspeco@hku.hk

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University Archives

Please contact University Archives at 2859 2115 or email hkua@hku.hk for alternative arrangements.

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If you wish to access to other materials from the 1/F collections, please submit your retrieval requests to Lending Services and Learning Environment with this e-form:

https://lib.hku.hk/cgi-bin/check_form/BRR-form

For enquiry, please contact Lending Services and Learning Environment at 3917-2202 or emaillibcir@hku.hk

 

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

The University of Hong Kong Libraries

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