Library Services Reduced Until Further Notice

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The library card application service is suspended until further notice. This special arrangement is made given the latest developments of the COVID-19 outbreak in Hong Kong, reductions have been made to Library service levels. Please refer to the Library website for the future arrangement, and we apologize for the inconvenience caused.

External users and corporations may apply for a Library borrower card.

Applications should be made in the form of a letter detailing the genuine research need of the user/corporation to use the resources of HKBU Library. This should be sent to the Circulation and Interlibrary Loan Section by e-mail ( or by fax (3411-7372).

Service Package Details

External UserCorporation*
FeeHK$ 3000 (1 year)
HK$ 1500 (6 months)
HK$ 5000 (1 year)
Loan quota100 books100 books
Loan period20 weeks20 weeks
Access to Chinese Medicine Library?YesYes
Access to Shek Mun Campus Library?YesYes
Check-out multimedia items?NoNo
Remote access to electronic resources?NoNo

*Please note that only one borrower card will be issued to each corporation.

Submission of the completed application form and required supporting documents should be made within 3 months of receipt of the application by the Library. After that, any incomplete application will be discarded accordingly while the payment shall be forfeited to the University. To protect the personal data of applicants, the Library shall also dispose of the application record.

Last updated: 02 April 2020