Users may borrow books and media resources up to a maximum quota and for the loan period according to the category they belong to as stated in the Library Regulations. Serials and Reference books are not for loan.
All materials must be properly checked out at the Circulation Counter or with the Library's different EasyService (self-service) applications at different locations. EasyService stations are available at the Circulation Counter and inside the Semi-closed Collection Room and the Media Resources Collection Room. For borrowing purposes, users must present their own CityU ID cards or CityU Library tickets as appropriate.
Items of circulation nature, including books borrowed via HKALL but excluding short loan and media items, may be renewed online via the Library Catalogue.
A renewal will NOT be accepted if:
To renew Library materials:
Please note the following:
Excluding all short loan items, CityU circulation books with the following STATUS can be requested by the users:
Users may also request items at Shatin Storage via the Library Catalogue.
To request Library materials:
Please note the following:
How many items, including materials in CityU Main Library & Shatin Storage & HKALL books, can a user request?
Except for those items that have been checked out from the Semi-closed Collection and Media Resources Collection Rooms, all other circulating books should be returned on or before the due date to the Circulation Counter. Book drops are located near the Information Counter, the Library exit and at the student hostels for users to return circulation books. Students are encouraged to use the bookdrops to return books. Books with accompanying materials and books borrowed from other UGC libraries, however, should not be put in the bookdrops. For materials inside the Semi-closed Collection and the Media Resources Collection, users should return them via the respective automatic return units of the Collections.
Late return of books is liable to a fine as stipulated in the Library Regulations.
In line with the University's emphasis on and practice of electronic communication, all pre-overdue, overdue, recall and reservation notices from the Library are sent to CityU members' registered email addresses in the University's central database. Under normal circumstances, the email accounts should be in one of the following formats:
For students, your CityU email account is in this format:
e.g. email@example.com (if your electronic id is tmchan8)
For staff members, your CityU email account is in this format:
e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org (if your electronic id is lbpeter)
For alumni, if you have not provided your personal email address in AIMS,
your default CityU alumni free email account is in this format:
e.g. email@example.com (if your electronic id is tmchan8) or
e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org (if your electronic id is 50987654)
e.g. email@example.com (if your electronic id is laiyuchan)
For users who still prefer using non-CityU email accounts to receive library notices, please use the Set up Email Forwarding function in the CityU email account to re-direct messages from the Library to the preferred email account. For details, please go to the University's web page on email services at http://email.cityu.edu.hk/home/ and click on "Account Management".