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. We apologize for the inconvenience caused.

Retired staff cardholders are eligible to subscribe to an optional service plan for remote access to selected e-resources: 

  • Annual Fee: HK$300
  • The coverage of the e-resources under the Package is more limited than that of current students /staff, and is subject to change from time to time. For details on the list of eligible e-resources , please refer to:

The completed application form should be sent to the Circulation & Interlibrary Loan Section. 

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.


  • Retired Staff Member status is defined in accordance with the relevant policy of the University’s Personnel Office.
  • Please also be reminded to comply with the conditions of use and licensing restrictions as required by the respective e-resource provider/vendor/publisher. Refer to the Library’s policy on the Appropriate Use of E-Resources for additional details.
  • HKBU Retired Staff Cardholders are automatically eligible to borrow physical resources. For details, please refer to the relevant entry in the Borrowing Quotas table.

Last updated: 02 April 2020