The United College Wu Chung Library (UCL) has gone through significant change as multimedia moved to video-streaming and the multimedia collection of DVDs had become less and less relevant. Visitor and borrowing numbers have been declining since 2011, and have only stabilized in the academic year 2015/16 with the move of the philosophy collection to UCL in the summer of 2015. Given this background, UCL was refurbished during the summer of 2018 to become a boutique humanities-based library on the upper campus, and distribute the multimedia collection to the relevant subject libraries. At the same time, we have catered for the need of students who are sophisticated users of technology and have high expectations of study space. The Library reverted to its original name as the Wu Chung Library on 1 July 2018.
New Features and Facilities
- 24×7 Study Space
The LG/F is a 24×7 learning space with IT rich facilities to meet the demand of staff and students for library service during evening hours.
- Collaborative Learning Space
The area on G/F is revitalized, giving a sense of spaciousness as well as improved and increased student study space.
- Group Study Rooms
5 group study rooms with LCD screens and notebooks on G/F provide meeting and study space for groups of 3 to 8 persons.
- Faculty Study Rooms
6 faculty study rooms are provided on 2/F for faculty members and doctoral students of CUHK.
- Study and Collection Spaces
1/F and 2/F have become places for individual study and use of print based humanity collections.
- RFID Self Service
A RFID self-checkout machine is provided on G/F and a RFID enabled book drop is mounted on library’s exterior wall on G/F.
- Roving Service
A roving service is available from Monday to Friday to provide timely assistance to users.
Tel: (852) 3943 7564