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As a leading research library, CUHK Library partners in the creation, access, dissemination and preservation of knowledge to inspire and support The Chinese University of Hong Kong in its research, learning and teaching. CUHK Library comprises seven libraries:

Libraries

  • University Library founded 1965
  • New Asia College Library founded 1949
  • Chung Chi College Library founded 1951
  • United College Library founded 1956
  • Medical Library founded 1980 at the local teaching hospital
  • Architecture Library founded 1994
  • Law Library founded 2004
  • Learning Commons (WMY) founded 2012

Staff

Professional Staff (FTE) 36
Support Staff (FTE) 190

Collections Statistics (2022-23)

Category Eastern Languages Western Languages Total
Books 1,368,534 1,207,204 2,575,738
Bound Periodicals 75,160 202,766 277,926
Current Printed Serials 2,057 1,223 3,280
Electronic Books 1,681,403 1,864,205 3,545,608
Electronic Journals 43,661 166,527 210,188
Electronic Databases 223 1,195 1,418

 

Library Users and Visitors (2022-23)

Visits to the Libraries 1,984,429 
Registered Library Users 64,455 

 

Library Collections Usage (2022-23)

Database Usage* 8,219,793 
E-Book Usage* 1,557,064 
E-Journal Usage* 8,255,669 
E-A/V Usage* 4,076 
Print Book and AV Loans 283,919 

Library Digital Experience (2022-23)

Library website views 2,903,535 
CUHK Digital Repository views 2,733,082 
CUHK Research Portal views 399,736 
CUHK Archival Collections Portal views 19,851
Self-learning materials views (e.g. LibGuides, FAQ) 463,089 
ReadingList views 110,553
CUHK Research Data Repository Views
28,741

Library Facilities (2022-23)

Seats 4,346
24/7 Seats 1,356
Public Computers 433
Public computer logins 202,912
Group/individual Study Room 110
Group/individual Study Room bookings 202,912 

Library Activities (2022-23)

Library Orientations 73
Participants in Library Orientations 4,712 
Library Workshops 271
Participants in Library Workshops 7,076 
Enquiries 70,468 
Special Collections visits 516

JULAC Activities (2022-23)

CUHK Users registered for a JULAC card 5,276
JULAC Users registered for a CUHK Library card 2,610
Loans to CUHK users from other JULAC libraries 8,071
CUHK Library loans to other JULAC users 9,179 

 *COUNTER compliant usage only. COUNTER is the international standard for counting online usage of electronic resources