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As an additional measure to safeguard the health of the University community, no food is allowed in the Academic Commons. See more special arrangements here.

The Library’s Academic Commons (學研匯) includes all of the public spaces on Levels 2 and 3 of the Au Shue Hung Memorial Library Building (Main Library). It is designed to be a welcoming space suitable for collaborative learning that can be reconfigured for a variety of events and purposes.

Furniture and Equipment 

A wide variety of flexible furniture is made available in the Academic Commons. These can be easily rearranged to provide different layouts for collaborative and group-based learning according to user needs.

24-Hour Opening

To provide maximum flexibility and convenience in catering for the study needs of our students, the Library may keep the Academic Commons open 24 hours during the semester (including public holidays).

Detailed arrangements for the extended opening period

  • Access to the 24-hour area is through the Library main entrance on Level 3.
  • At the Library closing time, users on Levels 4 through 7 are required to come downstairs to Levels 2 or 3.
  • After the closing time, the gate on the staircase between Levels 3 and 4 will be closed, and the lift will only provide access to Levels 2 and 3.
  • For the safety of users, a security guard will be stationed at the main entrance throughout the extended opening period. Security guards will also periodically patrol the study areas.

The Library’s User Behaviour Policy remains in effect during extended opening times. Please respect other Library users and refrain from engaging in undesirable behaviour.

Learning Events

The Academic Commons also hosts many of the Learning Events organized jointly by the Library and the Language Centre. These CCL-credit bearing activities provide students with further opportunities to broaden their horizons and enhance their skills.

Last updated: 09 January 2023