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Jun 24 2019

New Service Hours for the Information Counter, Level 3, Main Library

New Service Hours for the Information Counter

Level 3, Main Library

Effective date: 2 July 2019

Starting from 2 July 2019, the Information Counter, Level 3, Main Library will be in service from 8:30 am to 9:00 pm, Monday to Friday. 

For Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays, the Information Counter will stay open during the Main Library Opening Hours which will remain unchanged.

Main Library Opening Hours: https://lib.hku.hk/general/hours/

For enquiry, please call 3917-2203.

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Jun 24 2019

Suspension of Recent Additions and e-books on 26 June

Recent Additions book replacement and updating of new addition e-books will be suspended on 26 June, Wednesday.
Service will be resumed on 3 July, Wednesday.

Current books placed on the Recent Addition shelves (19 Jun) will stay on the shelves until the next batch of new books arrives on 3 July.
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Jun 04 2019

Technology System Maintenance

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Technology System Maintenance

Date & time: 10 Jun 2019, 07:00 to 08:30

 

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May 31 2019

Library Closure on Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day

Message from the University Libraries

Library Closure on Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day

July 1, 2019 (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 Study Room

For enquiries, please call 3917-2203 or 3917-2202 for Main Library, and 3917-9215 for Medical Library.

Best wishes
Peter Sidorko
University Librarian

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Apr 25 2019

Extended Opening Hours 2-22 May 2019 at the University Libraries

Extended Opening Hours 2-22 May 2019 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, 2 May 2019 to 6 am, 22 May 2019.

 

Opening Hours:

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

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

 

All service counters and the G/F entrance will be closed outside the normal operating hours.  In order to thoroughly clean the library, all patrons 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.  Patrons can check out/in books using the self-check stations on the 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 enquiries, please call 3917-2203 or 3917-2202.

 

Best wishes
Peter Sidorko
University Librarian

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Apr 25 2019

Library Opening Hours during the Labour Day and the day following Buddha’s Birthday

Library Opening Hours during the Labour Day and the day following Buddha’s Birthday

1 May 2019 (Labour Day), and 13 May 2019 (Buddha’s Birthday

Main Library, Media Services, Fung Ping Shan Library, and Special Collections will open from 10 am to 7 pm.  Borrowing service will be available until 6:30 pm.

Law Library will open from 10 am to 5 pm.  Borrowing service will be available until 4:30 pm.

Medical Library will open from 10 am to 5 pm.  Borrowing service will be available until 4:45 pm.

Dental Library, Education Library, and Music Library will be closed.

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

(except cleaning time from 9 am to 10 am)

Yu Chun Keung Medical Library
24-hour Study Room

For enquiries, please call 3917-2203 or 3917-2202 for Main Library, and 3917-9215 for Medical Library.
Best wishes
Peter Sidorko
University Librarian

For more details on the Extended Opening Hours 2-22 May 2019 at the University Libraries, please visit the library webpage.

 

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Apr 25 2019

Ingenium at the Main Library

On 19 February 2019, the long-awaited new spaces in the Main Library were officially opened.  Based on the 2ndFloors, these spaces have been met with great enthusiasm.

Situated on the 2ndfloor, this new innovative space consists of a number of distinct yet interrelated structural elements.  Ingenium derives its name from the adjective, ‘ingenious’, which evokes invention, imagination, and innovation.  As an interdisciplinary space for exploration and creation, Ingenium is intended to cover notions of inspiration, conceptualisation, visualisation, production and exposition.  These concepts are to be articulated through some of the services and spaces provided:

Exhibition and Event Spaces.  The revamped atrium exhibition space now has a hanging system to enable displays of a variety of objects along with a large screen so that complementary/supplementary images related to the current exhibition can be displayed.  A Multipurpose Area complements the exhibition space and has been used for book talks and other events.  This space is used primarily as students study space but easily converts to cater to events.

Library Innovation Centre.  The Library Innovation Centre or LIC provides a combination of facilities that serve the concepts of visualisation, production and exposition. A Digital Interactive Lab with a large visualization wall comprised of twelve 55” LCD TV that can support data visualization and presentation of high definition images for digital scholarly research and knowledge exchange in meetings, seminars, workshops, instructional classes, etc.  It can also be converted into a discussion area with the provision of a portable digital whiteboard system and whiteboard tables for idea/concept generation.

The LIC also hosts the One Button Studio and related Editing Rooms for self-directed multimedia production.  Further supporting production capabilities there are 3D printers and scanners, laser engraver & cutter and a vinyl cutter.

Tech@Ingenium.  This area focuses on higher and newer technologies with the provision of artificial intelligence and virtual reality spaces and facilities.  These facilities are supported through the 5 Concept and Creation Rooms which provide opportunities for users to learn collaboratively, to brainstorm new concepts, share ideas, work in groups and then to bring these ideas to reality through the other facilities and services.

Special Study Rooms.  Two Special Education Needs (SEN) rooms have been provided as upgrades to the Library’s previous service on the 4thFloor.  Special Study Room 1 provides facilities and equipment for students with visual impairment, including a braille embosser, an electronic magnifier, a scanner and a printer. Computers in the room are installed with screen reading software in English and Chinese.  Special Study Room 2 provides 3 study carrels, each equipped with twin power sockets, for special education needs users for quiet, individual studying and research.

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Mar 05 2019

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Student Design Competition at the Main Library

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Nov 28 2018

Avoid Seating Hogging at the Libraries

 

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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