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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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Sep 13 2018

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

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

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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