Loan Quotas
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To borrow books and multimedia items from the Library, you must have a valid University ID card as defined in the Library Regulations. Simply take the items to the Circulation Counter (Borrowing & Returning) on Level 3 and complete the loan procedures.

Borrowing Books
Below is the Loan Rule Table for General Collection. The loan / renewal period for all users is 20 weeks and the maximum number of renewals is five. Please note that all borrowed books are subject to recall and the loan period may be shortened.

Borrower Type Loan Quota Hold Quota
Postgraduate / HKBU Self-funded Postgraduate 200 20
Undergraduate / CIE 100 15
SCE / SCM (Part-time) 50 5
Faculty & Staff
Academic / Teaching / Administrative Staff / Part-time Lecturer 400 30
Non-teaching Staff 100 15
Departmental Card Holder 100 15
SCE Part-time Lecturer 50 5
Member of the Court, the Council, & Council Committees
(non-HKBU Staff)
100 15
Retired Staff Member with University Honorary Associateship 100 3
Emeritus President / Emeritus Professor / Oi Kwan Borrower 100 15
Visitor / Adjunct Professor / Honorary Professor / Honorary Associate / Consul General in Residence / Writer in Residence 100 15
Graduate 50 3
Century Club / Foundation Member 50 3
JULAC Card Holder 10 5
Special Borrower / Corporation 50 4

Users may borrow Popular Books (except JULAC card holders, special borrowers, and retired staff) with a 7-day loan period (3-day grace period), renewable twice and with no reservation.

For Course Reserves, up to two items may be borrowed for a loan period ranging from 2 to 48 hours. Reserve items on 2-hour loan can be checked out for overnight use within three hours before closing, and they must be returned before 10:00 am on the next opening day.

Borrowing Multimedia Materials
Below is the Loan Rule Table for the Multimedia Collection. The maximum number of renewals for AV materials is two.

Borrower Type Loan Period Max. No. of Renewal Loan Quota
Academic, teaching, administrative equivalent staff, non-teaching staff & part-time lecturer 7 days 2 60

Departmental card holder
SCE part-time lecturer

7 days 2 30

* Microforms (MF) can only be used inside the Multimedia Learning Centre.

For AV Course Reserves, please request the item at the Circulation Counter (Borrowing & Returning) on Level 3.

Up to two AV Course Reserve items may be borrowed at a time for a loan period ranging from 12 to 48 hours. For items on 12-hour Multimedia Reserve, students may view them in the Library only.