Scheduled Maintenance of Library System on 16 January 2022

The Library's online system will undergo scheduled maintenance on 16 Jan from 12am to 1am.

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Noisy Works at Shaw Tower from 12 Jan to 31 Jan

Main Library will be affected.

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Suspension of Academic Commons 24-hour opening

Revised opening hours: 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

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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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Transformative open access agreement with ACS Publications

07 Jan 2022

Transformative open access agreement with ACS Publications

The Library is pleased to announce that it has concluded a transformative “read and publish” deal with ACS Publications.

In addition to maintaining access to the ACS portfolio of over 75 highly respected journals, the deal allows HKBU researchers to make their articles by ACS journals openly accessible at no additional cost. By removing the paywall from HKBU research results, the impact of this work will be further magnified.

For more information, please refer to this ACS press release.

ACS uses a system called RightsLink to manage open access publication. Details of a dedicated RightsLink training session for HKBU authors will be announced by the Library in due course.

Questions about the Library’s arrangement with ACS can be sent to