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 User Services Counter on Level 3 and complete the loan procedures.

Borrowing Quotas

Borrower Type Overall Loan Quota Overall Hold Quota
Postgraduate / HKBU Self-funded Postgraduate 200 30
Undergraduate / CIE 100 20
SCE / SCM (Part-time) 50 5
Faculty & Staff
Academic / Teaching / Administrative Staff / Part-time Lecturer 400 40
Non-teaching Staff 100 20
Departmental Card Holder 100 20
SCE Part-time Lecturer 50 5
Member of the Court, the Council, & Council Committees
(non-HKBU Staff)
100 20
Retired Staff Member (as defined by the Personnel Office) 100 20
Emeritus President / Emeritus Professor / Oi Kwan Borrower 100 20
Visitor / Adjunct Professor / Honorary Professor / Honorary Associate / Consul-General-in-Residence / Writer in Residence 100 20
Graduate 50 5
Century Club / Foundation Member 50 5
JULAC Card Holder 10 5
Special Borrower / Corporation 50 5

Borrowing Materials from the General Collection

The loan / renewal period for all users is 20 weeks with unlimited renewals. Please note that all borrowed books are subject to recall and the loan period may be shortened.

Borrowing Popular Books

Users may borrow Popular Books (except JULAC card holders, special borrowers, and retired staff) with a 7-day loan period, renewable up to 21 days and with no reservation allowed.

Borrowing Course Readings

For Course Readings, up to two items may be borrowed for a loan period ranging from 4 to 48 hours. Course Readings items on 4-hour loan can be checked out for overnight use within less than four hours before closing, and they must be returned when the Library opens the next day.

Borrowing Multimedia Materials

Below is the Loan Rule Table for the Multimedia Collection. The loan / renewal period for all users is 7 days, renewable up to a maximum of 21 days.
All multimedia materials can be checked out for personal use only.

Borrower Type Loan Period Max. Loan Length Loan Quota
Academic, Teaching, Administrative Equivalent Staff,
Non-teaching Staff & Part-time Lecturer
7 days 21 days 60
Departmental Card Holder,
SCE Part-time Lecturer
7 days 21 days 30
Retired Staff Member*
7 days 21 days 5

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

For multimedia course materials, please request the item at the User Services Counter on Level 3.

Up to two multimedia course materials may be borrowed at a time for a loan period ranging from 4 to 48 hours.