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Dec 08 2021

University Libraries Opening Hours during Christmas and New Year Holidays 2021/22

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2021 December Season Greeting Hours

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Dec 07 2021

Temporary closure – 5/F Old Wing, Main Library 16 – 31 Jan 2022

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Temporary closure - 5/F, Old Wing, Main Library 16 - 31 January 2022

Temporary closure – 5/F, Old Wing, Main Library

16 – 31 January 2022

The Main Library 5/F Old Wing will be closed for Air Handling Unit and dehumidifier replacement. There will be no access to the 5/F for library patrons due to lack of air conditioning, noise, and safety concerns.

If you wish to access the 5/F collection, please submit your book retrieval request to us with this e-form, https://lib.hku.hk/cgi-bin/check_form/BRR-form

For enquires, please call 3917-2202 or contact libcir@hku.hk

Apologies for the inconvenience caused

Complete Schedule of Air Handling Unit and dehumidifier replacement.

6/F: 24 Dec 2021 – 15 Jan 2022

5/F: 16 Jan 2022 – 31 Jan 2022

1/F: 15 Feb 2022 – 24 Mar 2022

2/F: 25 March 2022 – 12 Apr 2022

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Dec 07 2021

Temporary closure – 6/F, Old Wing, Main Library – 24 Dec 2021 – 15 Jan 2022

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Temporary closure - 6/F, Old Wing, Main Library 24 December 2021 - 15 January 2022

Temporary closure – 6/F, Old Wing, Main Library

24 December 2021 – 15 January 2022

The Main Library 6/F Old Wing will be closed for Air Handling Unit and dehumidifier replacement. There will be no access to the 6/F for library patrons due to lack of air conditioning, noise, and safety concerns.

If you wish to access the 6/F collection, please submit your book retrieval request to us with this e-form, https://lib.hku.hk/cgi-bin/check_form/BRR-form

For enquires, please call 3917-2202 or contact libcir@hku.hk

Apologies for the inconvenience caused

Complete Schedule of Air Handling Unit and dehumidifier replacement.

6/F: 24 Dec 2021 – 15 Jan 2022

5/F: 16 Jan 2022 – 31 Jan 2022

1/F: 15 Feb 2022 – 24 Mar 2022

2/F: 25 March 2022 – 12 Apr 2022

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Nov 26 2021

Study Rooms on Main and Centennial Campuses during Revision & Assessment Periods of the 1st semester of 2021-2022

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Study Rooms on Main and Centennial Campuses during revision and assessment periods of the 1st semester of 2021-2022

Rooms

Opening Hours

 Main Campus

 K. K. Leung Building

 KK101 102, KK201 202

 December 1 – 16, 2021  

 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

 

 Chong Yuet Ming Chemistry Building

 CYCP1

 Chong Yuet Ming Physics Building

 CYPP2, CYPP4

 December 17 – 23, 2021         8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
 Centennial Campus

 CPD-1.19 – 20, 22 – 23

 CPD-2.14, 17 – 18

 December 1 – 22, 2021

 December 23, 2021

 

 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 a.m.  (the next day)

 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

 CPD-1.21, 1.24, 2.16, 2.19  December 1 – 15, 2021

 

 December 16, 2021

 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 a.m.  (the next day)

 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

 CPD-3.04, 4.16 – 17  December 17 – 23, 2021  8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

 

The updated information about S1 study rooms on both CC and MC is available on the Examinations Office.

http://www.exam.hku.hk/a1_examinfo.php#room

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Nov 18 2021

Library Opening Hours – 1 Dec 2021 – 19 Dec 2021 (Revision & Assessment Period)

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library opening hours 1 Dec 2021 – 19 Dec 2021 (Revision & Assessment Period)

For Library Hours, go to: https://lib.hku.hk/general/hours/index.html

For Learning Space Hours managed by Learning Environment Services, go to: https://www.les.hku.hk/about-les/opening-hours

Library

Monday to Friday

Main Library 8:30am – 11:00pm
Collaboration Zone & Study Zone (Level 3) 8:30am – 10:30pm
Overnight Open Area (G/F except e-Learning Lab & Joseph Needham Room) 11:00pm – 7:30 am of the following day
Fung Ping Shan Library 8:30am – 11:00pm
Media Services 8:30am – 11:00pm
      Library Innovation Centre
Special Collections 9:00am – 7:00pm
Dental Library 9:00am – 8:00pm
Tin Ka Ping Education Library 9:00am – 7:00pm
Lui Che Woo Law Library 9:00am – 10:00pm
Music Library 9:00am – 7:00pm
Yu Chun Keung Medical Library 9:00am – 10:00pm
24-hour Study Room 10:00pm – 9:00am of the following day

 

Library

Saturday

Main Library 8:30am – 7:00pm
Collaboration Zone & Study Zone (Level 3) 8:30am – 6:30pm
Overnight Open Area (G/F except e-Learning Lab & Joseph Needham Room) 7:00pm – 9:00 am of the following day
Fung Ping Shan Library 8:30am – 7:00pm
Media Services 8:30am – 7:00pm
Library Innovation Centre
Special Collections 9:00am – 7:00pm
Dental Library Closed
Tin Ka Ping Education Library 9:00am – 1:00pm
Lui Che Woo Law Library 9:00am – 7:00pm
Music Library Noon – 5:00pm
Yu Chun Keung Medical Library 9:00am – 7:00pm
24-hour Study Room 7:00pm – 10:00am of the following day

 

Library

Sunday

Main Library 10:00am – 7:00pm
Collaboration Zone & Study Zone (Level 3) 10:00am – 6:30pm
Overnight Open Area (G/F except e-Learning Lab & Joseph Needham Room) 7:00pm – 7:30 am of the following day
Fung Ping Shan Library 10:00am – 7:00pm
Media Services 10:00am – 7:00pm
Library Innovation Centre
Special Collections 10:00am – 7:00pm
Dental Library Closed
Tin Ka Ping Education Library Closed
Lui Che Woo Law Library 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Music Library Closed
Yu Chun Keung Medical Library 10:00am – 5:00pm
24-hour Study Room 5:00pm – 9:00am of the following day

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Nov 15 2021

Dear Hong Kong Exhibition

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Dear Hong Kong exhibition

歡迎來到《鄉港家書》的展覽。在這個相片展覽中,你能認識到一班視香港為「家」的「異鄉人」,走進他們在香港生活的故事,重新思考身份、尊重及共融的議題。
 
幾十幅的攝影作品,選自我們去年出版的首本雙語相冊。團隊收錄80位不同國家或地區的異鄉港人故事。每個故事背後,刻畫他們對香港貢獻的痕跡,成為文化的載體。
 
作為非牟利的人物特寫計劃,《鄉港家書》渴望打破香港「本土」和「外國」社群之間的隔膜,成為彼此之間互相認識,互相連繫的橋樑。
 
希望你能花少許時間,從我們幾位攝影師的角度出發,細嚼每個故事,與身邊的朋友分享,一同建構多元、共融的社會。

鄉港家書首席攝影師:Bradley Aaron
 
Bradley現時是EmpowerU的項目總監,這是一個由香港大學講師創辦的非牟利組織,為非本地外籍傭工和青年提供服務。

他7年前來到香港,這些年來,香港人的掙扎已為他們定義了自己的身份,無需依靠外在文化去詮釋。
 
他在「鄉港家書」擔任攝影師,希望以一幀幀的照片呈現香港的多元性與獨特性。
Welcome to the Dear Hong Kong exhibition, a selection of stories from the bilingual Dear Hong Kong photo book published last year. On this journey, you will discover the cultural perspectives of foreigners who have become Hongkongers.
 
Dear Hong Kong began as a social project to bridge the gap between ‘local’ and ‘foreign’ communities in Hong Kong and challenge stereotypes towards a more inclusive society. This first volume is a snapshot of inspiring people from 80 parts of the world who live in Hong Kong and have contributed to our society.
 
Join us on our journey, where we bring these stories closer to you, from the perspectives of our photographers, in hopes of sparking a conversation around identity, respect, and unity.

Head Photographer of Dear Hong Kong: Bradley Aaron

Bradley is currently the program director of EmpowerU, which is a local non profit organization founded by HKU instructors that serves migrant domestic workers and ethnically diverse HK youth.

He arrived in Hong Kong seven years ago, and his time here has been characterised by the struggle of Hongkongers to present an identity of the territory defined on its own terms rather than by ties to an outside culture.

He joined the Dear Hong Kong project as a photographer to help to document and share the role of Hong Kong’s diversity in the city’s emerging self-definition.

Sincerely,
Dear Hong Kong

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Nov 11 2021

“TRANSCENDENCE: Transcendence Journey: Incarnation of Charm and Elegance” Exhibition and Virtual Tour

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TRANSCENDENCE Exhibition Poster

TRANSCENDENCE: Transcendence Journey: Incarnation of Charm and Elegance

Exhibition and Virtual Tour

 

We are writing to cordially invite you to attend our photo exhibition, TRANSCENDENCE:Transcendence Journey: Incarnation of Charm and EleganceThis exhibition is jointly produced by the Association of World Citizens Hong Kong and Photographer Candy Yeung. It features eleven portrait photos of transgender people living in Hong Kong representing their authentic side and for the public to understand the current situation of transgender people living around us. Through this exhibition dedicated to the transgender community, we hope to share the stories with our guests coming from all walks of life.

“It is very important for anyone to be able to show to others their “True Self”. Otherwise, life in society will be extremely difficult. “ – Mimi Wong. Transgender Person / Producer of Award-Winning Transgender Movie《A Woman Is A Woman》

Guests are welcome to visit the exhibition at the HKU Main Library from 15th to 30th November 2021 or visit the Digital Exhibit Space, a virtual platform provided by HKU.

EXHIBITION DETAILS:

Venue: G/F, Main Library, HKU

Date: 15-30 November 2021

Time: 8:30-22:00 (Monday to Friday), 8:30-19:00 (Saturday), 10:00-19:00 (Sunday)

Please be reminded that participants attending the physical exhibit would need to keep their mask on at all times and have their temperature checked before entering the venue. Eating and drinking are also not allowed in the Main Library.        

VIRTUAL TOUR:

To experience the exhibition virtually, you may visit via the Digital Exhibit Space (DES) link: https://des.hku.hk/spaces/35667/share

(Note: The DES link will be activated on the 15th of November 2021)

For enquiries, please feel free to contact: transcendence@hku.gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you!

Sincerely,

Students from the University of Hong Kong enrolled in the CCHU9007 course of “Sexuality and Gender: Diversity and Society.”

In collaboration with:

U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau

CGED (Committee on Gender Equality and Diversity), HKU

Common Core Office, HKU

Gender Studies Programme, HKU

Faculty of Arts, HKU

School of Humanities, HKU

Faculty of Architecture, HKU

The University of Hong Kong Libraries

MAP:

You can reach HKU Main Library by MTR at HKU station, Exit A1/A2.

Car parks are also available.

Please visit these links for more information.

https://lib.hku.hk/general/location/index.html

https://www.estates.hku.hk/campus-information/campus-map-transport/transportation-hku

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Nov 09 2021

On a Study Break! Share Space!

Study Break Roller

On a Study Break! Share Space!

As the assessment period approaches, the Chi Wah Learning Commons, Libraries and self-study rooms can get very crowded. We understand that you may try to save a seat. Still, we ask you to please be considerate of others.

To help you share the space, we are introducing “I am taking a study break” cards during the busy periods – fill out a card, leave it on your desk and take a 30-minute break without needing to clear your belongings. The cards are available at the entrances and service counters of Chi Wah Learning Commons and Libraries and can be used up to six times.

Never leave your valuables unattended.

If you wish to leave for longer than 30 minutes, take all your belongings with you. After 30 minutes, other students will be able to use any vacated space by setting unattended items to one side. Our colleagues may also clear desks that have been left unattended for more than 30 minutes, or that have been left without a completed study-break card.

The cards will be available from Monday 15 November to Friday 17 December 2021 and again in April and May 2022.

Thank you for your support!

Learning Environment Services, ITS and University Libraries

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Oct 27 2021

Phase Out of All Print Newspapers at the Libraries

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After reviewing the changing user behaviors on newspapers usage before and after the pandemic outbreak, the Libraries will focus on provision of the following e-newspaper service starting 1 November 2021 and phase out all print newspapers at the same time:

• The interface of the two e-newspaper viewing stations on trial on Level 3 will be simplified to facilitate access to individual titles/news databases.

• One of these viewing stations will be relocated to the G/F near the Leisure Reading area to offer a more conducive environment for browsing.

• Viewers can also scan the following QR code to access a list of current e-newspapers subscribed by HKU Libraries anywhere, anytime.

You are most welcome to seek help from the Information Counter on Level 3 if you have any enquiries in using the new service.

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Oct 15 2021

Book Talk: China’s Russian Princess, the Silent Wife of Chiang Ching-kuo

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Book Talk - China's Russian Princess, the Silent Wife of Chiang Ching-kuo

China’s Russian Princess, the Silent Wife of Chiang Ching-kuo

Speaker: Mark O’Neill
Moderator: Julian M. Stargardt
Date: 20 October 2021 (Wednesday)
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Venue: 2/F Multi-purpose Area, Main Library, HKU
Language: English
Registration: https://lib.hku.hk/friends/reading_club/bt2021_07.html

(Limited to 100 spaces)

Publisher:          Joint Publishing of Hong Kong (香港三聯書店出版社)

About the Book

“China’s Russian Princess the Silent Wife of Chiang Ching-kuo” describes the extraordinary life of Faina Vakhreva, wife of Chiang Ching-kuo, son of Chiang Kai-shek. A factory worker in the Soviet Union from a modest family, she had to adapt to life in China’s First Family: learn Mandarin: and how to be a good Chinese wife and mother. With her family, she lived through the devastation of the Sino-Japanese war, the civil war and then the move to Taiwan.

It is an inspiring story of love, heroism and determination to overcome great difficulties.

About the Author

A resident of Hong Kong, Mark O’Neill has written 12 books on Chinese and Hong Kong history and society. Seven of them have editions in Chinese and English. Please see webpage: www.mark-oneill.com

About the Moderator

A scholar, independent neutral, risk advisor, author, and former United Nations Country Head of Legal (VNSU), Mr Stargardt’s experience includes public and private sectors, IT, media and academia.

He is a Life Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (RGS), a Senior Research Associate of the University of Sussex Centre for World Environmental History, a Guest Lecturer at City University’s LL.M. and J.D. programmes, a Member of the Advisory Board of the Global Studies Master’s Programme at Baptist University and a Member of the Commonwealth Association of Legislative Counsel (CALC).

Mr Stargardt has been involved in ADR since the mid-1970s. His clients include major corporations and start-ups. As an independent neutral, he advises on risk, risk mitigation, global change and dispute resolution. He is active in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) including mediation, arbitration, advising on, negotiating, mediating and adjudicating commercial, maritime, international, environmental, constitutional, human rights, administrative, high-net-worth family, public-private and public matters.

Mr Stargardt is a member of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), a past member of the HKIAC’s Hong Kong International Mediation Council’s executive committee (HKIMC) and the HKIAC’s mediation rules rewrite committee. He is a consultant at ADR International; past chairman of the HKIAC’s commercial mediation group, introduced the HKIAC’s commercial mediation scheme, a past member of the HKIAC’s mediation council board, and the editorial board of Asian Dispute Review, Asia’s premier ADR journal. In addition to his other work, Mr Stargardt participates in legislative drafting, geographical and historical scholarship and does pro bono work.

Mr. Stargardt’s interdisciplinary postgraduate research was on public international law, the laws of war, conflict resolution, refugee law, environmental law and the law of the sea, with interdisciplinary research on the impact of war on the environment, public health and infrastructure. He has worked in polar and  high alpine research. He has a graduate certificate in principled negotiation and mediation. His work, including pro bono work, also includes geography, history, human rights and advancing the study and practice of ADR, serving as a judge in international moot competitions such as the ICC-DoJ Mediation Moot, the YIMC Moots and the Vis East Moot, at which the Vis Foundation awarded him the coveted ‘Star Arbitrator’ Award.

Mr Stargardt researches and writes on law, history, global change, geography, trade and economics. Among other works, he is the author of ‘Citizenship’ volume 7 of Halsbury’s Laws of Hong Kong; and a co-author of Butterworths Hong Kong Company Law Handbook. He is the author of other books, which are currently in preparation for publication.

Admission: Free

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