Scheduled Maintenance of Library System on 5 December 2021

The Library's online system will undergo scheduled maintenance on 5 Dec from 12am to 2am.

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Noisy Works at Shaw Tower from 1 Dec to 4 Dec

Main Library will be affected.

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Reminder: Enhanced COVID-19 control measures for all Library users

Vaccine or negative test results needed to access HKBU campuses

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The development of a high-quality collection with an increasing emphasis on electronic resources is a strategic direction for the University Library. While we welcome enquiries about physical donations, please note that we will only selectively accept items that enhance our existing collections in support of the teaching, learning, and research activities of the University.

By moving away from one of its traditional roles as a storage facility for print materials, the Library aims to increase the amount of study and learning space available to library users. This goal will be difficult to achieve if the Library accepts everything donated.

Therefore, prior to sending physical materials for donation to the University Library, a list identifying the item(s) is required to facilitate our assessment.

We cannot accept walk-in donations that have not had prior review by our staff.

To discuss a possible gift, please contact the Collection Management and Development Section at or call 3411-2704 during office hours in the first instance.

For details of review criteria and related procedures, please refer to our Donation Review Procedure or download the General Donation Guidelines (bilingual version).

If the University Library cannot use your donation, please consider the following alternatives:

Last updated: 03 March 2020