Current Library opening arrangements

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Current Library opening arrangements

Filed under: Opening Hours, Services

28 Sep 2020

In view of the resumption of face-to-face teaching at the University on 28 September, Library hours have been extended to provide better access for students and faculty returning to campus. Below are details of the Library opening arrangements currently in effect.

Protecting the health of Library patrons and staff is our top priority. These arrangements may change at short notice depending on the development of the pandemic situation in Hong Kong. Check the Library website for the most up to date information before visiting the Library.

Should you have any enquiries about these arrangements, please feel free to ask a librarian.

Main Library opening hours

Weekdays8:30 a.m. – 10:45 p.m.

Counter service hours:
8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Saturdays9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Counter service hours:
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sundays1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Counter service hours:
1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.


Chinese Medicine Library opening hours

Weekdays9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Counter service hours:
9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Saturdays10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Counter service hours:
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.



Shek Mun Campus Library opening hours

Weekdays8:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Counter service hours:
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Saturdays9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Counter service hours:
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.


Note: There will be special opening hours for public holidays, which will be announced separately.


Facility arrangements

  • The Academic Commons on Level 2 of the Main Library has reopened. No more than 4 people are allowed to occupy any one table at the same time. No food or drink is allowed in the Academic Commons.
  • The Academic Commons will follow the opening hours of the Main Library. No 24 hour study space will be provided.
  • Group Study Rooms and Group Viewing Rooms are available for booking. A maximum of 4 people are allowed in each room, regardless of the actual capacity of the room.
  • The Data Analysis Room is available for booking. A maximum of 2 people are allowed in the room.
  • The Collaborative Computer Lab is also available for booking during library opening hours, but only alternate seating will be provided. A maximum of 15 attendees (with one speaker) are allowed for each booking.

Service arrangements

  • The following services have resumed:
    • In-person services at the User Services Counter and Information Desk (during counter service hours)
    • HKALL
    • Inter-branch book transfers
    • Library card applications
    • Laptop loan service
  • In view of the restoration of counter services, the charging of new overdue fines resumed with effect from 7 September 2020.
  • JULAC Card holders may continue to access HKBU Library as normal during library opening hours. They should take special note of the following:
    • Please check the expiry date of your JULAC Card. If your card has expired, please renew it at your home library before visiting HKBU Library.
    • If your JULAC card is new or has been renewed since your last visit, your record will need to be registered on our system. Please visit the Library during counter service hours for registration (refer to the tables above for details of counter service hours).

Health protection measures

Additional measures to safeguard the health of the University community remain in force at the Library and its branches:

  • Users are reminded that a face mask should be worn at all times when they are in the Library. Any user found not to be wearing a mask will be asked to leave.
  • Eating and drinking in the Library is prohibited (including in the Academic Commons). Drinking fountains and vending machine service are suspended.
  • Seating has been reduced in all areas of the Library. Please do not occupy any study space that has been marked as unavailable for use.

Security guards regularly check to ensure that these measures are strictly followed. Please follow the instructions of security guards and library staff on site.