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Jun 22 2021

Temporary closure of the Fung Ping Shan Library (6/F) – from 26 June (Sat) to 28 June (Mon)

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Temporary closure of the Fung Ping Shan Library (6/F)

Due to upgrade of network cabling in the Main Library, the Fung Ping Shan Library (6/F) will be temporarily closed from 26 June (Sat) to 28 June (Mon) for maintenance works.

 If you wish to access East Asian collection at 6/F, please submit your book retrieval request to us with this e-form:

https://lib.hku.hk/cgi-bin/check_form/BRR-form

Email notification will be sent to you once the requested item is available for pick up at Main Library.

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

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Jun 07 2021

FROM BYGONE AGES Exhibition – 11 June – 16 July 2021

From Bygone Ages exhibition

From Bygone ages introduction

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May 24 2021

Yu Chun Keung Medical Library Opening Hours – 29 May – 6 June 2021 & 7 June – 22 August 2021 (Summer Term)

Yu Chun Keung Medical Library Opening Hours - 29 May – 6 June 2021  &  7 June – 22 August 2021 (Summer Term)

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May 24 2021

Library Opening Hours – from 30 May 2021 – 31 August 2021 (Summer Term)

Library Opening HoursFrom 30 May 2021 – 31 August 2021  (Summer Term)

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May 07 2021

[EXHIBITION 展覽] Extraordinary Encounters: Malou Hung’s Bookplates exhibition 扉凡邂逅:熊愛儀藏書票

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[EXHIBITION 展覽] Extraordinary Encounters: Malou Hung’s Bookplates exhibition 扉凡邂逅:熊愛儀藏書票

Extraordinary Encounters: Malou Hung’s Bookplates exhibition

The University Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG) and the Libraries of The University of Hong Kong will present Extraordinary Encounters: Malou Hung’s Bookplates from May 18 to June 6, 2021. Curated by Sarah Ng, the exhibition employs a cross-cultural perspective for visualising Chinese material culture through the bookplates (ex libris) of celebrated Hong Kong artist Malou Oi Yee Hung.

A bookplate is generally a small print placed on the inside front cover or free endpaper of a book to show ownership. In an era in which the popularity of print media continues to decline, the practice of including bookplates is fast becoming a dying art. Extraordinary Encounters refers to the surprising ways in which we still encounter bookplates during the act of reading. Alternatively, it stands for the remarkable encounters possible when viewing Hung’s images, which go well beyond the general expectations of standard bookplates. These encounters have the ability to transport audiences across time and space, allowing for the appreciation of ancient artworks and diverse Hong Kong neighbourhoods as viewed from the artist’s extraordinary perspective.

Bookplates have been appreciated for centuries as technically refined and beautiful artworks, as well as critical materials for learning about the history of art, printing, books and design. Many of the works on display here pay homage to everyday life in Hong Kong’s bygone eras—informed by elements of traditional Chinese culture—which forms an invaluable resource for the study of Chinese art and Hong Kong heritage.

The exhibition also highlights historical objects from UMAG’s collection, and items displayed online as part of a complementary virtual exhibition. The exhibition’s five sections range from daily life in bygone eras to the material culture and craftsmanship of Imperial China: Rituals and Daily Life, Collected, Superfluous Things, Revisiting and Craftsmanship. The bookplates are juxtaposed with items from UMAG’s permanent collection and printmaking tools.

Details of the Exhibition (Main Library)
Period: May 18, 2021 (Tuesday) to June 6, 2021 (Sunday)
Opening Hours:
8:30am–11:00pm (Monday to Friday)
8:30am–7:00pm (Saturday)
10:00am–7:00pm (Sunday)
Please refer to the HKU Libraries website for public holidays’ opening hours: https://lib.hku.hk/general/hours/index.html
Venue: Atrium, 2/F, Main Library, HKU, Pokfulam
Tel/Email: (852) 3917 2203 (General Enquiry) / libis@hku.hk
Admission: Free
Website: https://lib.hku.hk

Other enquiries (UMAG)
Tel: (852) 2241 5500
Email: museum@hku.hk
Admission: Free
Website: https://www.umag.hku.hk/en/

 

《扉凡邂逅:熊愛儀藏書票》展覽

香港大學美術博物館和港大圖書館將於2021年5月18日至6月6日呈獻《扉凡邂逅:熊愛儀藏書票》,由吳秀華策劃展覽。透過著名藏書票藝術家熊愛儀的作品,從跨文化的角度,展示中國傳統文化和藝術如何表現源自西方的藏書票(ex libris)。藏書票通常是一張特製的小形版畫,貼在書的扉頁,作為書籍擁有人的憑證,猶如藏書者的簽名一樣。在印刷和實體書式微的時代,藏書票自然也愈趨罕見,甚至連讀書人亦未必見過實體藏書票。

展覽以「扉凡邂逅」命名,意指翻閱書籍時,意外發現其扉頁上貼有精緻小巧的藏書票,是非一般的小確幸。觀眾能一次過飽覽熊愛儀創作的多張精選藏書票,了解藏書票既是實用的,也有非凡的藝術價值。熊愛儀半生與藏書票藝術邂逅、結緣,透過她的藏書票和其非凡的視角,帶領觀眾穿越時空與地域,欣賞傳統中國藝術,以及重遊書票上呈現的香港今昔。

是次展出的大部分作品均從日常生活獲取靈感,主要以中國傳統的元素和題材,表現昔日的時地人物。過去幾百年來,藏書票除了因為其藝術價值、巧奪天工的創作技法而獲欣賞和收藏外,也是認識藝術史、印刷史、書籍史、設計史和東西文化交流演變的參考。這次於圖書館的實體展覽和港大美術博物館的網上虛擬展覽,除了藏書票外,相信能有助觀眾了解中國藝術及文化遺產,包括港大美術博物館的藏品。展覽分五個主題:活色生香、情牽方寸、雅俗共賞、故地重遊和巧奪天工,並與港大美術博物館藏品及版畫製作工具並列展出。

展覽詳情 (港大圖書館)
展出日期:2021年5月18日(星期二)至2021年6月6日(星期日)
開放時間:
星期一至星期五,上午8時30分至下午11時
星期六,上午8時30分至下午7時
星期日,上午10時至下午7時
有關公衆假期之開放時間,請參閲圖書館之網站:https://lib.hku.hk/general/hours/index.html
地點:香港薄扶林港大圖書館二樓中庭展覽廳
電話/ 電郵:(852) 3917 2203 / libis@hku.hk
費用:免費入場
詳情請參閱:https://lib.hku.hk
其他查詢(港大美術博物館)
電話:(852)2241 5500
電郵:museum@hku.hk 
費用:免費入場
網站:http://www.umag.hku.hk/tc/  

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Apr 23 2021

NOW AVAILABLE – 13 May 2021 – HKALL e-form request temporarily unavailable

UPDATE: HKALL eForm is NOW Available.

Thank you for your patience.

 

The HKALL eForm request is temporarily unavailable from Find@HKUL

Please submit your request to us by completing the Interlibrary Loan form with necessary information. http://lib.hku.hk/cgi-bin/illiad/hua/sso_oclc

To learn more about Interlibrary Loan and Article Delivery Services go to https://lib.hku.hk/mainlib/ill.html

For enquiries, please contact our Lending Service Counter (email: libcir@hku.hk / tel: 3917-2202) for assistances.

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Apr 22 2021

HKU Yu Chun Keung Medical Library Extended Opening Hours 3 – 24 May 2021

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2021 May-Medical Library Extended Opening Hours

Extended Opening Hours 2021 May - Medical Library

 

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Apr 22 2021

HKU Main Library Extended Opening Hours 3-24 May 2021

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2021 May-Main Library Extended Opening Hours

Extended Opening Hours 2021 May - Main Library

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Apr 22 2021

HKU Libraries – Sustainable Development Goals Exhibition

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2021 April SDG Exhibition

Sustainable Development Goals Exhibition

In support of Earth Day 2021 and in collaboration with The University of Hong Kong Common Core and Women’s Research Studies Centre, the Main Library is pleased to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by coordinating the Sustainable Development Goals exhibition at the 2nd Floor Atrium/Exhibition Area of the Main Library from 21 April – 9 May 2021.

The Member States of the United Nations adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by General Assembly resolution A/RES/70/1 of 25 September 2015. The resolution aims to achieve these seventeen goals by 2030 to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change while ensuring that no one is left behind.

Each of the seventeen goals are highlighted at the Global Level, in Hong Kong, Actions at HKU and most importantly What You Can Do.

2021 April Library Garden ReadingList

To complement the exhibition and signify the Libraries’ collaboration with the HKU Edible Spaces in the Library Bird and Butterfly Garden near the main entrance, a selection of library books will be on display and compiled into an electronic ReadingList providing information on gardening, birds and butterflies in the garden and permaculture. A label can be found on most the plants in the Garden with its name and a QR code which leads visitors to a relevant website for educational information.

The SDG exhibition banners, ReadingLists, Workshops and Actions at HKU are also available on the dedicated website HKU Libraries and SDGs – Sustainable Development Goals. https://www.hkulsdg.hku.hk

Details of the Exhibition

Date: 21 April – 9 May 2021

Venue: Atrium/Exhibition Area, 2/F Main Library, The University of Hong Kong
Time: During Main Library Opening Hours
Closed on Public Holidays [http://lib.hku.hk/general/hours.html]

For enquiries, please contact:  Ms Charis Lai, Tel 2859 8903 / Mr Gary Chin, Tel: 2859 2211

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Apr 22 2021

HKU Libraries Labour Day Hours 1 May 2021

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2021 April-Labour Day Hours

Library Opening Hours during Labour Day

1 May 2021 (Labour Day)

Main Library, Media Services, Fung Ping Shan Library, and Special Collections: 10 am – 7 pm

Main Library Level 3 Collaboration Zone & Study Zone: 10 am – 6:30 pm

Borrowing service available until 6:30 pm.

Main Library will be fully closed for cleaning between 9 am and 10 am.

Law Library: 10 am – 5 pm

Borrowing service available until 4:30 pm.

Medical Library: 10 am – 5 pm

The 24-hour Study Room will close at 5 pm.

Borrowing service available until 4:45 pm.

Dental Library, Education Library, and Music Library: Closed.

Main Library G/F (except e-learning lab & Joseph Needham Room) remains open for use by CURRENT STAFF and CURRENT STUDENTS ONLY.

For enquiries, please call 3917-2203 or 3917-2202.

 

Best wishes
Peter Sidorko
University Librarian

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