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Archive for October, 2017

Oct 12 2017

HKU Preservation Series – RECENT DESIGN BINDINGS Exhibition


Date: 10 October to 1 December 2017

Location: Level 3, Main Library, HKU


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Oct 10 2017

Library User Survey 2017 – Survey Results

Thanks to the overwhelming responses of over 4,400 patrons, our user survey was completed in March 2017 with an abundant amount of useful data. Apart from identifying performance gaps in different service areas, the data has helped us explore some patron behaviours and needs to facilitate our planning of future developments as well as to improve our services.

The results and key finding are available at

Esther Woo

Associate Librarian

Engagement and Lending Services

The University of Hong Kong Libraries

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Oct 06 2017

Footprints: 90 Years of the School of Chinese, HKU

Footprints: 90 Years of the School of Chinese, HKU

In collaboration with The University of Hong Kong School of Chinese, the University Archives, the University Museum and Art Gallery, and the Libraries, the Main Library is pleased to present FOOTPRINTS: 90 Years of The School of Chinese, HKU Exhibition at the 2nd Floor Atrium/Exhibitions Area of the Main Library from 12 October 2017 to 3 November 2017.

“Established in 1927, the School of Chinese at HKU has for 90 years been dedicated to the study of the core values and ideals of the Chinese tradition and to the meeting of Chinese and Western cultures. Through the efforts of many trailblazers and their successors, the School has become a leading international centre for research and education in Chinese language, literature, history, and translation.

On the exciting occasion of our 90th anniversary we felt honour-bound to put together this exhibition with the aim of reviewing the past while looking forward to the near and distant future.  While this exhibition would not be possible without the School’s remarkable academic achievements, its intention is rather to display articles related to individual lives and sentiments ¾ facets of the school that have been unknown but to the privileged few. The exhibit includes personal and official correspondence in regard to China and the West, items from social exchanges, as well as student assignments and sundry other administrative documents.  They were all unassuming articles in their own era, but have since become precious relics and works of art and trace the passage of 90 years of the School’s life. Indeed, the years have touched them only to enrich them.”1







Peter Sidorko

University Librarian

The University of Hong Kong


Details for the Exhibition:

Date:  12 October 2017 – 3 November 2017*

Location: Atrium/Exhibition Area, 2/F Main Library, The University of Hong Kong
Time: During Main Library Hours
Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 10:00pm
Saturday: 8:30am – 7:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Closed on Public Holidays

*Exhibition will close at 2:00pm on 3 November

1 The School of Chinese of The University of Hong Kong

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Oct 03 2017

Main Library and Medical Library Renovation Projects

The Main Library’s ground floor and part of the second floor will be renovated into the Think Tank and the Learning Hub, respectively.

The transformation of the ground floor will include a Breakout and Leisure space leading into the Think Tank with its expansive study areas and discussion room.

The 2nd floor Atrium/Exhibition area, the seating carrels facing the Main Building and the Knowles building, and adjacent study rooms will be renovated into the Learning Hub. The HUB will consist of four zones off the main entrance, the Reading Corridor, Idea Corner, Multi-purpose Area, and the Innovation Centre. All five zones will encompass the WOW Factor located beneath the existing ceiling atrium.

With the completion of these two renovations, the overall seating capacity of the 2 floors will rise from 193 to 318.

Two webpages were created to help provide information, phases and architectural images on the renovations and their progress, and


The Yu Chun Keung Medical Library was opened in January 2002.  After logging in over 15 years of active usage, what was then a state-of-the-art facility has become somewhat dated. In light of the continuing mission of the Library to serve the curriculum, research, continuing education, and patient care needs of the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, we have decided to upgrade the G/F of the library into a technology-rich, flexible and collaborative learning space by creating and reorganizing spaces for new facilities or zones.

Additional information, construction phases and images can be found at

Library Services will be Business as Usual and of course, there will be the inevitable construction noise.

I hope you will tolerate the temporary inconvenience that the construction will generate in order to further improve our Main Library and Medical Library.


Thank you very much.


Peter Sidorko

University Librarian

The University of Hong Kong

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