News & Events

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  • 30/03/2020 to 14/04/2020

    The following three discussion workshops on presentation skills , and poster design and presentation co-organised by the Library and The Independent Learning Centre (ILC) for research postgraduate students to be held in Feb 2020 have been rescheduled to Apr 2020 and will be conducted by webinar .

    Presentation Skills for Postgraduate Students

    7 Apr 2020 (Tue) 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. ** Rescheduled from 18 Feb **

    This workshop covers the essential strategies that will help you plan and deliver presentations that effectively convey your message at a conference, group meeting or any other research-related event. You will discuss the key steps of the development process and learn how to optimize the design and use of visual aids, as well as how...

  • 28/03/2020 to 13/04/2020

    From Monday 30 March ALL CUHK libraries, including the Learning Garden in the University Library and the Medical Library are temporarily closed for two weeks to reduce the risk from Covid-19. The Library’s electronic collection and remote support from Library staff will still be available to support learning, teaching and research of students and staff.

    Automatic extension of loan period: due dates of CUHK books fall between 29 Jan and 9 March 2020 that are not requested by other users will be automatically extended to 20 April 2020.

    • Except for Course Reserve items and items that have been requested, all loans will be automatically renewed until the maximum loan period is reached.
    • Automatic-renewal does not apply to HKALL and ILL...

  • 24/03/2020 to 30/06/2020

    The pilot run of Zoom-with-a-Librarian: CUHK Library Virtual Enquiry Service has been launched.

    Service Hours: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday (except Public Holidays)

    What is Zoom-with-a-Librarian service?

    Through using the Zoom Conference Meeting , you can communicate with and get assistance from the librarian-on-duty by using chat to write or transfer files, screen sharing or speaking to the librarian, for example, on:

    Library services Access to library e-resources, such as databases, e-books, etc. Library collections, such as HK Studies, CUHK Digital Repository Bibliographical management tools, such as EndNote, RefWorks

    Click here for details.

  • 24/03/2020 to 24/04/2020

    The Library is pleased to offer this online workshop on oral defence that is co-organized with The Independent Learning Centre (ILC) for research postgraduate students on 24 April 2020 . It will be conducted by webinar. CUHK research postgraduates are all welcome to register to join.

    Designing a Successful Oral Defence

    This workshop for postgraduate students is designed to prepare participants for their oral defence. It familiarizes them with the common structure and expected content of the defence, public persona design, and management of self-presentation. Participants will be introduced to principles of presentation and notions of persona. Praxis sessions are expected to have each presenter design selected segments of the defence.

  • 15/03/2020

    LibrarySearch will be under system maintenance from 00:00 Mar 15(Sun) to 06:00 Mar 15 (Sun). During this period LibrarySearch, "My Library Record", online renewal and requests may be unavailable.

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

  • 09/03/2020 to 31/03/2020

    To reduce the risk of spreading the novel coronavirus, CUHK has introduced online teaching. The following notebook loan schemes support teaching departments with remote teaching, learning and assessment, as well as individual students who have difficulty accessing suitable hardware required for online learning.

    Departmental notebook loan scheme

    To be eligible for the Departmental Notebook Loan Scheme, applications must be made by staff on behalf of a CUHK teaching department. Applicants should complete and submit the online application . More details and important notes are available in the ...

  • 15/02/2020 to 30/06/2020

    You can contact us by the following ways for enquiries:

    Email us to

    Phone us at 3943 7305 (8:30 am - 5:00 pm, Mon to Fri)

    WhatsApp us at 5578 8898 (9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Mon to Fri)

    Zoom-with-a-Librarian: CUHK Library Virtual Enquiry Service [Pilot Run] (2:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Mon to Fri)

    FAQ’s service can be found at:

    Live Chat (2:00 - 5:00 pm, Mon to Fri) can be found at:

  • 08/02/2020 to 17/02/2020

    Chinamaxx Database is currently unstable, access to some titles may be affected. The CUHK Library is in contact with the company to resolve the problem. Sorry for inconvenience caused.

  • 07/02/2020 to 07/03/2020

    For Teachers | For Students

    While the CUHK Library provides limited library services starting 17 February 2020 to reduce the risk of spreading the novel coronavirus, we want to highlight some new services and alternative ways of using the Library.

    For Teachers

    CUHK Library services to support remote teaching and learning
    A starting point for students to make best use of the Library off campus.

    NEW - Electronic versions of Course Reserves
    Where possible we will be automatically purchasing electronic versions of material in Course Reserves as this is material in heavy demand for...

  • 07/02/2020 to 03/04/2020

    Do you want to learn at home the techniques to enhance your research skills or manage your research data? A series of webinars for researchers and postgraduates on research skills and data management is organized from 10 Feb to 2 Apr 2020:

    Literature Review for a Successful Research Paper Introduction to Research Data Management Plan Discovering and Reusing Research Data: Data Citation Using ATLAS.ti for Qualitative Data Analysis Effective Management of Your Research Data

    Details and registration are available here .

    All CUHK postgraduate students and staff are welcome!

    You can also watch two recorded webinars on enhancing your research impact at your...

  • 06/02/2020 to 05/03/2020

    CUHK Library is piloting a temporary service where by staff and students can request an e-copy of an existing library print book if the e-copy is available.

    After Login, eligible user may submit e-copy request via the LibrarySearch ( ). Click the link “E-Copy Request” under GetIT of the library book record and fill out the request form. Email notification will be sent to the user advising whether the e-copy request can be fulfilled.


  • 05/02/2020 to 18/03/2020

    To support remote learning, we have planned a series of Webinars for undergraduate students in March.

    How to Find E-Resources @ CUHK Library (10 March) Chinese Databases: Searching Materials Published in Chinese (11 March) Understanding and Avoiding Plagiarism - The Basics (12 March) Demonstrating Academic Honesty in University Writing Assignments (17 March) Finding Information about Hong Kong (19 March) Electronic Resources for Job Hunting and Further Studies (19 March)

    Details and Registration: Click here

    All CUHK students and staff are welcome!
    You can also watch two recorded webinars on enhancing your information searching skills at your own pace:

    LibrarySearch: A Search Engine for...

  • 20/01/2020 to 31/01/2020

    Artists: Lo Wing Tao and Tam Man Ching
    Date: 20 - 31 January, 2020
    Venue: New Asia College Ch'ien Mu Library
    "Harsh Heat" — I have learnt at a young age that Water Ghosts are the most ferocious. If I were to become a ghost amidst the vast Summer sea, I would probably, in days reeking of sweat, slam heads against walls with brute force, sing hymns in Japanese at the top of lungs, sanitize wounds with brute force, murmur prayers in Spanish at the top of lungs, hold “good morning” towels tight within palms with brute force, and while petting doggies with tears running down boiling cheeks, make a scene.

    Lo Wing Tao (b. 1998, Hong Kong), eldest son in the family, takes interest in freestyle cooking and freestyle embroidery...

  • 14/01/2020 to 30/01/2020

    University Library

    24 January 2020 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 25-28 January 2020 Closed 29-30 January 2020 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

    Learning Garden

    24 January 2020 Close at 12:30 p.m. 25-28 January 2020 Closed 29 January 2020 Open at 9:00 a.m. 30 January 2020 Open 24/7 for CUHK staff and students only

    Chung Chi Library

    24 January 2020 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 25-28 January 2020 Closed 29-30 January 2020 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

    New Asia Library

    24 January 2020 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 25-28 January 2020 Closed 29-30 January 2020 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

    United College Library

    24 January 2020 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 25-28 January 2020 Closed 29-30 January 2020 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. UCL L/G Floor 24-30 January 2020 Open 24/7 for CUHK staff and students only...
  • 14/01/2020 to 02/02/2020

    The Architecture Library will be temporary closed for cleaning from 1 February 2020 (Saturday) at 5pm and re-open on 2 February 2020 (Sunday) at 1 pm.

    We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

  • 13/01/2020 to 31/01/2020

    To enhance access to library materials and in response to users’ feedback in the 2019 Library Survey, we are pleased to announce that a pilot Self-pickup Station with 18 lockers is now available at the Shaw College. The secured lockers enable CUHK students and staff to pick up books they request and return without having to go to a library.

    This Station is the first of its kind among all university libraries in Hong Kong that is installed outside of a library building. It comes with a user-friendly touchscreen interface. As a pilot run, the Station has 18 lockers and a book drop. When a requested item is ready to be picked up at the station, users will receive an email pickup notice from the Library.

    Please visit the...

  • 06/01/2020 to 06/04/2020
    * Please note that some workshops will be postponed until further notice. The Library will have workshops on introducing digital scholarship and related tools to arouse the interest in applying new digital tools on research. Welcome CUHK academics, researchers and postgraduate students to join.

    Analysing Texts with Voyant Tools (Hands-on)

    Voyant Tools is a web-based reading and analysis environment for digital texts. Join to learn how to use this online tool to analyse textual materials, no matter they are in text file or online.

    Participants may bring your own device and use a browser to access and try out.

    16 Jan (Thu) 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m....

  • 06/01/2020 to 17/01/2020

    Artist: MAK, Kit Jing Vivian
    Date: 6 – 17 January, 2020
    Venue: New Asia College Ch'ien Mu Library
    My paintings: Absorbing from the essence of Chinese ancient literati painting, works are developed in both meticulous and impressionistic painting ranging from ancient natural landscapes, flowers-and-birds to figures, in the Tang, Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties, together with paintings of Dunhuang murals from the Sixteen Kingdoms, Northern Wei, Sui and Tang, Five Dynasties, Song, Xixia and Yuan Dynasties. My calligraphy: A creation of academic and composition. While the art of calligraphy begins with the ancient works and rubbings from calligraphers of different dynasties. The highest art spirit of poetry, paintings and seal...

  • 30/12/2019 to 10/01/2020

    The Library is very pleased to collaborate with Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS) in January 2020 in co-organising the Public Talks on "Digital Humanities and Chinese Studies" series (「數位人文與中國文化研究」公開講座系列 2020) . In this series, two GIS experts from Academia Sinica will share their experience in conducting GeoHumanities and historical research. Welcome to join!

    (Details in Chinese.)

    第一講: 從時空GIS到空間人文學 From Spatio-temporal GIS to Geo-humanities
    講者: 范毅軍教授

    日期: 2020年1月7日 (星期二)
    時間: 下午四時三十分 (下午四時正敬備茶點)

  • 24/12/2019 to 26/02/2020

    Come to learn how to enhance your research skills! All CUHK researchers and postgraduate students are welcome to join the following research skills workshops in January and February 2020.

    Program 1: Sharpening Your Research Skills Program 2: Managing Citations for Your Research

    Program 1: Sharpening Your Research Skills

    Exploring Research Information in Your Field in Multi-disciplinary Databases (I)

    This workshop will demonstrate:

    How to use ScienceDirect , IEEE Xplore , EBSCOHost and ProQuest to discover research information in your research field Advanced search features in the databases Multiple databases selection (where applicable)

    9 Jan...