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Archive for September, 2013

Sep 17 2013

Multi-purpose Zone at Level 3 (Main Library) closure

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Message from University Libraries

With the overwhelming response, Author’s Talk is now moved to a bigger venue – Multi-purpose Zone at Level 3 (Main Library).

If you are interested, please register at

For your information, details of the seminar are as follows:

Date:       18 September 2013 (Wednesday)

Time:       8:30 am – 11:30 am

Venue:     Multi-purpose Zone at Level 3 (Main Library)

This seminar focuses on publishing in academic journals, tips from Taylor & Francis to help you succeed.  Speaker is Lyndsey Dixon (Journals Publisher – Asia Pacific, Taylor & Francis) with Dr Kaimin Shih (Associate Editor of HKIE Transactions) as Editor on Panel.

For enquiries, please contact Information Services Division at

Information Services Division

HKU Libraries

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Sep 17 2013

Library Opening Hours during the Mid-Autumn Festival & National Day

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19 September 2013 (Mid-Autumn Festival)

Main Library (except Special Collections) & Fung Ping Shan Library: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm;

Medical Library: 8:15 am – 5:00 pm

The following libraries and Special Collections: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm:

· Dental Library

· Education Library

· Law Library

· Music Library

All libraries will be closed at 5:00 pm.

20 September 2013 (The day following Mid-Autumn Festival) &
1 October 2013 (National Day):

All HKU Libraries will be closed.

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

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

Best wishes
Peter Sidorko
University Librarian

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Sep 16 2013

Find@HKUL: Discover the collection at HKUL in one go

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Find@HKUL is a search tool that helps users discover the HKUL collection through a single search box in one go.

The tool has four tabs, with the default set to the Books + Articles tab. Each tab encompasses a unique dataset. The Books tab enables users to search holdings of the HKUL library catalogue (Dragon). One can also place requests, view the circulation record or even connect to HKALL in this environment. The Articles tab provides access to a large index of articles, conference papers, overseas theses and book chapters. Searching the Articles tab is similar to searching a huge cross-disciplinary database, with full text articles just a click or two away. The Extended Search tab offers a real-time connection to specialized databases, resources which might not be covered under the Articles tab, providing deeper searches into the HKUL collection.

The simple search interface of Find@HKUL facilitates novice searchers to find pertinent information in support of their learning needs. At the same time, the ease of information discovery helps capitalize on the library resources subscribed for the community.

Explore the search tips at

With the introduction of this new search tool, ResearchPro and ArticleFinder have retired from our service.

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Sep 09 2013

Multi-purpose Zone Closure

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The Multi-purpose Zone area located at the Main Library Level 3 will be closed.
Dates: 9th, 10th, and 13th of September
Time: 8:00am to 7:00pm
Please consider using our other study space in the Main Library, the Oval on 1/F Knowles Building or the Chi Wah Learning Commons if you cannot find a suitable place on Level 3.
Thank you very much for your valuable support to our Libraries

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Sep 02 2013

University Libraries has resumed the advisory service for students in the Chi Wah Learning Commons

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With effect from 2 September 2013, the University Libraries has resumed the advisory service for students in the Chi Wah Learning Commons (智華館). The University Libraries will offer assistance to students in:
• using the library services and facilities;
• formulating search strategies;
• searching the information resources, such as Dragon (the library catalogue) and the article databases; and
• setting up personal consultations for in-depth information search.

The advisory service is available Monday to Friday from 1 pm to 5 pm in Zone R, i.e. the designated Student Advisory Services Zone shown in green in the following floor plan.



The Libraries aims to provide high quality advisory service to facilitate student learning experience at the Learning Commons which is developing into a campus hub for student-centered learning activities.

You are most welcome to share with us what you think about the Libraries’ advisory service at the Chi Wah Learning Commons by sending us an email to

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