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Jan 31 2013

The exhibition: “Good Company: Leung Ping-kwan’s Hong Kong”

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The exhibition: “Good Company: Leung Ping-kwan’s Hong Kong” commemorates the work of our city’s foremost literary voice, Yesi (也斯), who sadly passed away on January 5, 2013.

Venue: Atrium, G/F, Main Library, HKU

Exhibition period: 30 January – 1 March 2013

The exhibition is inspired by Leung Ping-kwan’s (known by his pen name Yesi) collaboration with 9 artist friends and communicates their shared vision of Hong Kong. Five of the exhibits have not been shown before. Poetry and literary creation were central to Yesi’s life; so was friendship. The exhibition shows how friendship and poetry can nourish each other, displaying the author’s poems alongside his friends’ photographs. It also offers a bibliographical survey of Leung Ping-kwan’s work in three genres – poetry, prose, fiction – from earlier to more recent times.

The exhibition “Good Company: Leung Ping-kwan’s Hong Kong” is held as part of the Faculty of Arts Centenary and is co-organized by The University of Hong Kong Libraries.

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Jan 24 2013

Library Opening Hours during Chinese New Year Holidays

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9 February 2013 (Lunar New Year’s Eve)


CLOSED at 1pm



10-13 February 2013





The Library Corner at G/F and the Study Zone at Level 3, Main Library, will remain open after Main Library opening hours for the use of CURRENT STAFF and CURRENT STUDENTS ONLY.

For enquiry, please call 2859-2203 or 2241-5945.

Happy Chinese New Year

Peter Sidorko

University Librarian

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Jan 10 2013

HKU Libraries Used Book Sale

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We are pleased to announce that the Libraries is going to hold a Used Book Sale on Monday, 21 January 2013.

Books for sale are duplicates donated by our supporters or withdrawn copies from the library collection. Books from various subjects, both in Chinese and English, are priced at HK$20 and up. Also available is a selection of fiction for leisure reading.

Putting the duplicates and withdrawn copies on sale not only promotes reading by allowing the public to get the books they need at a good price, but also fully utilises these materials. Proceeds from the sale will contribute towards the purchase of new books, library materials, programmes or services.


Monday, 21 January 2013 (10:00 am – 7:00 pm)

Multi-purpose zone, Level 3 Main Library, HKU, Pokfulam Road, HK


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Jan 09 2013

Education Library Relocation: Library to close from 14 January to 16 January inclusive

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The Education Library will be relocated to 8/F Meng Wah Complex in January 2013 and will be closed from Monday, 14 January to Wednesday, 16 January inclusive.  The new library will re-open on Thursday, 17 January.

Borrowing and return of library materials during the period of Education Library closure will be arranged as follows:

BORROWING:  Library users are encouraged to borrow books prior to the library’s move (on or before 12 January).  Interlibrary loan services including HKALL (for local libraries) and ILLiad (for overseas libraries) will continue to operate.

RETURN:  Library materials may be returned either to the Main Library or other Branch libraries.  Please note that overdue fines will continue to accrue for materials not returned.


These may be collected from the Main Library G/F open shelves currently designated for pick-up of these materials.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause and seek your kind understanding during this turbulent period.

The new Education Library is located at 8/F Meng Wah Complex, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road.  For enquiries, please contact Miss Lowell Leung at 2859-2205 (until 12 January) or email

Peter Sidorko

University Librarian

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Jan 07 2013

Temporary closure of 6/F Main Library

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Library Notice

6/F of the Main Library will be closed on Saturday 12 January 2013 for ceiling inspection.  Normal access to 6/F will resume at 10 am on Sunday 13 January 2013.

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