Support for Your Upcoming Exams

Published on 09/04/2024

The examinations will begin soon! Below are some tips to help you prepare.

Smile Plan Your Study Time and Place

Make your study schedule practical, flexible and realistic. The Library offers various types of study spaces for different study needs, including Quiet Study Zones, Group Study Rooms and 24-Hour Study Facilities etc.

Extended Opening Area during the Examination Period from 11 Mar 2024 to 11 May 2024:


Other 24-Hour Study Facilities:

  • Architecture Library
  • G/F Reading Room of Chung Chi College Library
  • LG/F of New Asia College Library
  • LG/F of United College Library
  • Learning Commons (6/F, Wu Ho Man Yuen (WMY) Building)
  • Medical Library


Details of Library Opening Hours:

Smile Make Use of Library Materials

The Library has many resources for your examination preparation, especially a rich collection of e-resources, including 965 databases, 183,000 e-journals and over 5 million e-books covering all subjects.

CUHK Examination Papers Database

Go through the past exam papers to review what kind of questions have been set in the past and the relationship between the questions and the course content. Please check out our brief guide to using the Exam Database.

Library Guide on Exam Skills

Have a look at the library guide on exam skills to see more information and resources on exam-taking strategies.

Course Required Readings

It may be helpful to refer back to course readings which often cover the topic you are studying more comprehensively. You can find course readings at the ReadingList platform or ReadingList/Course Reserves Tab on the LibrarySearch.

Smile Take Short Breaks to Relax

Take a short break to relax if you feel bored or cannot concentrate on your study.

Still feeling stressed? The following may help:

Stress Management Workshop @ YouTube

Relaxation Techniques from Chanwuyi (禪武醫)

(by Prof. Chan Sui Yin, Department of Psychology, CUHK and Director of Chanwuyi Research Center for Neuropsychological Well-being)

3-minute Breathing Space (Mindfulness Exercise)

(by The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Office of Student Affairs, Sunshine At CUHK)

Smile Get Enough Sleep

Don’t forget to have enough sleep the night before the exam.