Preparations for major renovation works on Levels 6 and 7 of the Main Library will begin in mid-May 2023. Books on these two floors will be removed and not be accessible for a prolonged period. Faculty and students are encouraged to take advantage of the Library’s generous loan policies to borrow any books they may need for AY22/23 and AY23/24 before these works commence.
To borrow books and multimedia items from the Library, you must have a valid University ID card as defined in the Library Regulations. Simply take the items to the User Services Counter on Level 3 and complete the loan procedures. You can also use the Self-Check Machine on Level 3 to borrow compatible books.
|Borrower Type||Overall Loan Quota||Overall Hold Quota1|
|Postgraduate / HKBU Self-funded Postgraduate||300||40|
|Undergraduate / CIE||200||30|
|SCE / SCM (Part-time)||100||20|
|Faculty & Staff|
|Academic / Teaching / Administrative Staff / Part-time Lecturer||Unlimited2||50|
|SCE Part-time Lecturer||100||20|
|Member of the Court, the Council, & Council Committees |
|Retired Staff Member (as defined by the Human Resources Office)||100||20|
|Emeritus President / Emeritus Professor||100||20|
|Visitor / Adjunct Professor / Honorary Professor / Honorary Associate / Consul-General-in-Residence / Writer in Residence||100||20|
|Century Club / Foundation Member||100||20|
|JULAC Card Holder||10||5|
|Special Borrower / Corporation||100||20|
- Your hold quota is the maximum number of items that you can request at one time.
- Effective 1 December 2022 until further notice.
The loan / renewal period for all users is 20 weeks with unlimited renewals. Please note that all borrowed books are subject to recall and the loan period may be shortened.
Users may borrow Popular Books (except JULAC card holders, special borrowers, and retired staff) with a 7-day loan period, renewable up to 21 days and with no reservation allowed.
For Course Readings, up to two items may be borrowed for a loan period ranging from 4 to 48 hours. Course Readings items on 4-hour loan can be checked out overnight within four hours before closing, and they must be returned when the Library opens the next day.
Below is the Loan Rule Table for the Multimedia Collection. The loan / renewal period for all users is 7 days, renewable up to a maximum of 21 days.
All multimedia materials checked out are for personal use only.
|Borrower Type||Loan Period||Max. Loan Length||Loan Quota|
|Academic, Teaching, Administrative Equivalent Staff, |
Non-teaching Staff & Part-time Lecturer
|7 days||21 days||60|
|Student* & SCE Part-time Lecturer||7 days||21 days||30|
Retired Staff Member*
|7 days||21 days||5|
* Microforms (MF) can only be used inside the Multimedia Learning Centre.
For multimedia course materials, please request the item at the User Services Counter on Level 3.
Up to two multimedia course materials may be borrowed at a time for a loan period ranging from 4 to 48 hours.
Last updated: 09 February 2023