Current Library service arrangements

Main Library and branch libraries will open with adjusted hours. Limited counter service hours have resumed. Read More

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CollectionCall NumberLocation in Library
General (English) 001 – 219Level 4
220 – 372 Level 5
373 – 999 Level 6
A – Z (with prefix “[LC]” before their call numbers) Level 4
General (Chinese) 001 – 999 ;
A – Z
Level 7
A – Z (with prefix “[LC]” before their call numbers) Level 4
Chinese LargeSet Level 7
Reference Books (English) R 001 – R 999 Level 4
Reference Books (Chinese) R 001 – R 999 ;
R A – R Z
Reference Hong KongRHK
Oversize Books
Popular Books (With Location “Popular Books”) Level 2
Course Readings Collection (With Location “Course Reading-XXHr”) Request at the User Services Counter (Level 3)
Collection Call NumberLocation in Library
English Bound Periodicals (older issues) S 001 – S 745.1Level 5
S 745.2 – S 999Level 6
Chinese Bound Periodicals (older issues) S 001 – S 999 ;
S A – S Z
Level 6
Current Periodicals (latest issues) S 001 – S 999 ;
S A – S Z
Level 4
Current NewspapersLevel 2
Leisure MagazinesLevel 2
CollectionCall NumberLocation in Library
Audio-Visual MaterialsAV, AVD, AVI Multimedia Learning Centre 
(Level 4)
Microfilms, Microfiches MF, MFC
Course Readings in Multimedia Format (With Location “Multimedia Course Reading-XXHr”) Request at the User Services Counter (Level 3)
Multimedia – Counter (L3) (With location “Multimedia – Counter (L3)”)

CollectionCall NumberLocation in Library
Archives on the History of Christianity in ChinaAHC Special Collections & Archives 
(Level 4)
Contemporary China Research CollectionCC
University ArchivesRBC
Personal PapersRG.
SCA Microfilms, MicrofichesMF, MFC
CollectionCall NumberAvailable at:
In-Storage Books Start with a sequence number “A”, “B”, or “X”Request online
The estimated time to fulfill requests is 2 working days* (excluding weekends and public holidays). A pick-up notification email will be sent accordingly. 

OR 

Request in person at the User Services Counter on L3
The item will be ready for pick up within 30 minutes* of your request.
In-storage AV Items Start with “AV” or “RD”
In-storage TV Programs Start with “ATV”, “CTV, “RTHK”, or “TVB”
RRS Storage ItemsStart with a sequence number “E”, “F”, or “Z” Request online OR in person at the User Services Counter as mentioned above.
Stitch-bound Books Start with “T”
Off-site Storage Items Location: Off-site storage
In-storage Art Works Start with “AVU”Request online OR in person at the User Services Counter. The service delivery time for online and in-person requests is 2 working days* and 45 minutes* respectively.
In-storage Rare Items Location: IS rare Contact Collection Management and Development Section via email (libcmd@hkbu.edu.hk)

*Specified service delivery time assumes that the requested item is found to be in good physical condition 

CollectionCall NumberLocation in Library
HKBU Theses & DissertationsTHLevel 4
Music ScoresAVM Multimedia Learning Centre 
(Level 4)
MapsRM Request at the User Services Counter (Level 3)
HKBU Faculty & Staff Papers & Reports

Last updated: 20 March 2020