News & Events

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E.g., 24/11/2020
  • 23/11/2020 to 31/12/2020

    Due to the pandemic, except for Course Reserve, items on short loan or recalled, HKALL and ILL, all fines incurred from 29 January to 31 December 2020 will be waived.

    For enquiries, please contact us at .

  • 22/11/2020

    LibrarySearch will be under system maintenance from 00:00 Nov 22 (Sun) to 05:00 Nov 22 (Sun). During this period LibrarySearch, "My Library Record", online payment, renewal and requests may be unavailable. The ReadingList may also be unavailable.

    The LibrarySearch service will be resumed immediately after the maintenance. We are sorry for the inconvenience caused. Thank you.

  • 17/11/2020 to 16/12/2020

    Approved by the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism announced the sixth batch of ‘National Catalogue of Precious Ancient Books’ on 13 November 2020 in Beijing. Fifteen Chinese ancient books from the CUHK Library’s Rare Book Collection have been included in the final list. The selection criteria of the National Catalogue of Precious Ancient Books are extremely strict - listed materials must be of scholarly value, historical and cultural significance, and they should be handwritten or printed before 1912 in the form of classical binding. This is the first time that Chinese ancient books from a Hong Kong academic library collection have been selected as national precious books.

    The CUHK Library has developed a distinguished Chinese...

  • 16/11/2020 to 16/12/2020

    Good news! From now on, except for recalled items, all CUHK books with an initial loan period of 30 days or more will enjoy unlimited automatic renewal of loans. For details of loan period and quota, please visit:

  • 12/11/2020 to 30/04/2021

    The installation ceremony of founding Vice-Chancellor Professor Li Choh-ming was held in 1964. Congratulatory messages and hand-painted card from University of Oxford, Princeton University, and Kyoto University, etc. were sent by mail or by telegram to the University. These precious items are currently on display at the University Gallery . Please register through to schedule a visit.

    For more details, please see this post " Congratulatory Messages of 1964 ".


  • 11/11/2020 to 30/12/2020

    Zoom Zones in the CUHK Library

    CUHK Library has designated areas inside various libraries for students to conduct or attend Zoom classes in a friendly way. You are encouraged to bring your own computers/devices, headsets and microphones to attend Zoom classes in these areas.

    University Library Library Extension, G/F (Recently added area) Learning Garden and MakerSpace, LG/F Chung Chi Library – G/F (Late Reading Room and computer area near Outdoor Reading Area) New Asia Library -- G/F United College Library -- LG/F

    The opening hours of the Zoom Zones are same as the library's opening hours.


  • 09/11/2020 to 18/12/2020

    日期: 2020年11月9日至12月18日
    地點: 新亞書院錢穆圖書館

    《第七屆全球華文青年文學獎》 得獎作品展覽


    《第七屆全球華文青年文學獎》 得獎作品展覽

    讀者可於 新亞書院圖書館展覽網頁 瀏覽更多展覽圖片。...

  • 06/11/2020 to 27/11/2020

    Date: 2020.11.26 (Thu)
    Time: 2:30 - 3:30 pm
    Venue: Online (zoom)
    Lanague: Cantonese


    This online workshop introduces the new Hong Kong Literature Database (Beta). Prof. Wong Nim Yam of the Chinese Language and Literature Department will give a brief history of the Hong Kong Literature Collection and Hong Kong Literature Database, and library staff will introduce the framework of the new platform, web portal, search capabilities, search with an author’s different name and future development.


    Hong Kong Literature Database (Beta):...

  • 06/11/2020 to 02/12/2020

    The Library is pleased to offer the following workshops for staff and postgraduate students to use NVivo to conduct research analysis. CUHK staff and postgraduate students are all welcome to join.

    NVivo: A Powerful Tool to Address Your Research Questions

    This workshop will cover the key concepts on using NVivo for qualitative research. Starting with research questions, participants will gain ideas from making coding to reading abstracts to extending coding in journal articles as an illustration. Alternatively, researchers can make coding based on the conceptual framework that they are working on. Through coding with categories/themes, you may learn to create queries to make initial visualization and analysis from a mix of interviews and survey results. You will learn...

  • 02/11/2020 to 31/12/2020

    A Fully Refreshed Hong Kong Literature Database – Launch of the Beta Version

    The CUHK Library is pleased to announce that a new platform of the Hong Kong Literature Database (HKLD) is now available to the CUHK community and the public.

    The HKLD has been in used for more than two decades since its launched on 15 June 2000. It consists of nearly 588,000 records and its rich content have attracted local and overseas researchers ever since. To meet the increasing demands of users, the CUHK Library started last year to revamp the HKLD platform and enhance its search capabilities. The new features of the beta version include faceted search and......

  • 02/11/2020 to 18/11/2020

    All CUHK students and staff are welcome to join the following online workshop.

    Program D: Introduction to Adobe Photoshop

    Adobe Photoshop is one of the popular design tools. This online workshop will introduce:

    Basic features of Adobe Photoshop How to create simple GIF/ short video by frame by frame animation How to make adjustments to the subject of animation with different tools in Toolbox

    Date & Time: 18 Nov 2020 (Wed) 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Venue: Online

    Registration: Click here to register

    Medium of Instruction: Cantonese, but will change to English when there is any student who does not know Cantonese.

    Enquiries: Email to...

  • 30/10/2020 to 13/11/2020

    Short talk by academic staff
    Presentations on research across disciplines
    Exchange ideas among postgraduates
    Enhancing presentation skills from feedback…

    The 16th Research Café organized by the Library will be held on 13 Nov . The theme is Gender and Work . The Café is consist of a short talk on “Gender and Sexual Diversity in the Workplace: Why Does It Matter to Support LGBT+ People at Work?” by Prof. Yiu-tung SUEN , Founding Director of the Sexualities Research Programme and Graduate Division Head of the Gender Studies Programme, and two presentations on research by Ph.D. student Lulu LI and Ph.D. candidate Lin TANG of the Gender Studies Programme. Dr. Karl Holm of The Independent Learning Centre...

  • 27/10/2020 to 06/11/2020

    Artist: Li Tsz Mei, Jess and Yeung Lok Yiu, Iris
    Date: 27 October – 6 November 2020
    Venue: New Asia College Ch'ien Mu Library

    Summer arrived so we went to swim.

    Jess was born in 2000 on Earth, lives in Hong Kong. She always adores animals, mother nature, space, aliens and urban studies. Constantly wandering between wanted to have a doggie, but upset about the dog's living environment was so poor, not to keep a dog. She is studying at CUHK in Fine Arts. Her creation often spinning from painting, mixed media to installation and often gain inspiration by observing human behavior and human in urban society.

    Iris was born in 1999 in Hong Kong. She loves herself the most. She...

  • 27/10/2020

    The CUHK Library will organize the following online sharing sessions to introduce equipment in the Learning Garden and MakerSpace. All CUHK students and staff are welcome to join.

    1.High Performance Workstations PC/iMac

    Date: 3 Nov 2020 (Tue)

    2. 3D Modeling for 3D Printing

    Date: 10 Nov 2020 (Tue)

    3. VR Head Mount Devices and Accessories

    Date: 17 Nov 2020 (Tue)

    4. Internet of Things (IoT)Tools

    Date: 24 Nov 2020 (Tue)

    Time: 3:00-3:30p.m. Venue: Online

    *No registration is required

    Zoom link: (using CUHK Login)

    Enquiries: email to...

  • 20/10/2020 to 17/04/2021

    Public Programmes

    Exhibition Talks

    1. Religions, Social service and Art
    Speaker: Adam Voysey
    Chan Mei Yung
    Steven Nesheim
    Host by Samson Wong
    Date: 2020.11.07 (Sat)
    Time: 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
    Venue: Online (zoom)
    Language: English

    Former artists from the collective, Art In the Camps, are going to share their experience working inside the detention camps in Hong Kong back in the late 80s. Also, they are going to share reflection and insights on how they see the relationship among religions, social service and art are.


    2. A Sea of Ties: Vietnam, Hong Kong and...

  • 20/10/2020 to 17/04/2021

    Co-organized by the Department of Fine Arts, Garden Streams and the Chinese University of Hong Kong Library, the exhibition Nàng Tự Do features the life of Vietnamese boat people in the detention camps in Hong Kong in the 1980s and 1990s and will be held at the University Library from 21 October 2020 - 16 April 2021. The exhibition aims to discuss the relationship between “refugees” and contemporary society by reviewing this unique piece of almost forgotten history.

    “Nàng Tự Do” means “Miss Freedom” in English. The title of the exhibition is drawn from Tự Do (Freedom Magazine), a magazine that was published by the boat people in the camps for their community at that time. As the magazine is written in Vietnamese, it has never been heard of by people outside the camps. From the...

  • 16/10/2020 to 31/10/2020

    Legal Resources Centre (LRC) resumes normal services starting from 19 October 2020. Please check the Library’s  opening hours before visiting the LRC.

    Precautionary health measure: Users are required to wear a mask when in the LRC, provision of hand sanitizers, social distancing and seating arrangements are in place.

  • 14/10/2020 to 26/10/2020

    University Library

    25 Oct 2020 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 26 Oct 2020 Closed Learning Garden 25 Oct 2020 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 26 Oct 2020 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Chung Chi Library

    25 Oct 2020 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 26 Oct 2020 Closed

    New Asia Library

    25 Oct 2020 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 26 Oct 2020 Closed

    United College Library

    25 Oct 2020 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 26 Oct 2020 Closed L/G Floor 25 Oct 2020 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 26 Oct 2020 Closed

    Law Library

    25 Oct 2020 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 26 Oct 2020 Closed Legal Resources Centre 25 Oct 2020 Closed 26 Oct 2020 Closed

    Architecture Library

    Open 24/7 for School of Architecture staff and students only Opening hours

    7:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. from Monday to Saturday

    Closed on public holidays...

  • 08/10/2020 to 21/10/2020

    Capturing readers’ interest and communicating the significance of your research effectively can be challenging tasks. Do you want to enhance your writing skills in doing so?

    Co-organized with The Independent Learning Centre (ILC), the Library is pleased to offer three discussion workshops for research postgraduate students on thesis writing (in Chinese) , thesis introduction (in English) and thesis abstract (in English) in October 2020.

    Intensive and Profound: Chinese Thesis Writing Skills

    13 Oct (Tue) 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    If the thesis is not written and formulated in the right way, its key ideas will not be able to be communicated effectively. In this workshop, you will study the good language features of a thesis written in...

  • 07/10/2020 to 13/11/2020

    The CUHK Library will organize the following online workshops for the CUHK community who are interested in “data” and digital literacy. All CUHK students and staff are welcome to join.

    Guest Speaker: Prof. Bernard Suen, Center for Entrepreneurship, CUHK


    1. Design and Digital Literacy for 21st Century Talents

    Date & Time: 16 Oct 2020 (Fri) 14:30 – 17:30

    Registration: Click here to register

    2. Introduction to Web Publishing with HTML/CSS/JS and Github...