Facts & Figures

Facts & Figures

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:


  • 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


Professional Staff (FTE) 33
Support Staff (FTE)  177


Collections Statistics from Fiscal Year 2019-20

Holdings (volumes) 2,775,271
Periodicals (titles) 3,242
Electronic Journals 183,027
Electronic Books 4,863,710
Electronic Databases 931


Library Users (2019-20)

Visits to the Libraries 1,107,328
Registered Library Users 61,835


Library Usage (2019-20)

Database usage* 9,347,905
E-Book usage* 3,624,589
E-Journal usage* 5,945,490
E-A/V usage* 6,551
Print Book and AV loans  313,024
Loans to CUHK users from other JULAC libraries 9,164
CUHK Library loans supplied to other JULAC users 10,590

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



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