News & Events

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  • 31/05/2020

    Library website will be suspended on May 31, 2020 (Sunday) from 6:00am to 9:00am for maintenance.
    We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.

  • 25/05/2020 to 30/06/2020

    The Library resumes normal services starting from 25 May 2020 for all library users. Please check the Library Opening Hours before visiting the Library.

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

    Automatic extension of loan period : For any CUHK book (except Course Reserve items) borrowed before 4 May that is due on or before 30 July 2020, the due date will be automatically extended to 31 July 2020 if it is not requested by other users.

    • Except for Course Reserve items and items that have been requested, all loans will be......

  • 20/05/2020 to 25/05/2020

    The Architecture Library will be temporary closed for cleaning from 23 May 2020 (Saturday) at 5pm and re-open on 25 May 2020 (Monday) at 9 am.

    We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

  • 18/05/2020 to 25/05/2020

    Starting May 18, all CUHK libraries (except Law Library, Legal Resources Centre and WMY Learning Commons) are re-opening all floors and book stacks for CUHK students and staff. The book retrieval service will no longer be provided.

  • 18/05/2020 to 29/05/2020

    Artists: Lo Wing Tao and Tam Man Ching
    Date: 20 - 24 January, 2020 and 18 - 29 May, 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...

  • 08/05/2020 to 31/08/2020

    To enhance the study environment and accommodate users' need on study, research and learning spaces, renovation will be untaken in the Law Library TKP 4/F & 3/F from May 18 to mid-August, 2020. During this period, the whole Law Library including TKP 4/F & 3/F collection and all group study rooms will be inaccessible. For book retrieval requests, please fill in the Online Retrieval Form . We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused and please contact our staff for assistance at 3943 8641 or send email to for any enquires.

  • 06/05/2020 to 10/05/2020

    LibrarySearch will be under system maintenance from 23:00 May 9(Sun) to 05:00 May 10(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.

  • 28/04/2020 to 28/05/2020

    No time to go to the Library? Library is closed? You may now make payment online by credit card. Click here for how to.

    For other payment methods, click here .

  • 23/04/2020 to 23/05/2020

    Teaching materials for all secondary and primary schools’ subjects of Hong Kong is now available for lending to assist users in this time of limited physical services.

    The latest 2 years of the collection are now housed in Chung Chi Library’s course reserve room for 2 hours short term loan.

    For pre 2018 teaching materials, which are located on LG/F of Chung Chi Library, the loan period is for 7 days with no renewal.

  • 22/04/2020 to 22/06/2020

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

    Smile Plan Your Study Time

    Make your study schedule practical, flexible and realistic.

    Please refer to CUHK Library’s next steps towards full reopening webpage for details of opening hours of the Library.

    Book retrieval service is available for CUHK students and staff to support their learning and teaching. Click here for details.

    Online and phone enquiry services are also...

  • 08/04/2020 to 31/05/2020

    Temporary free at-home access to Adobe Creative Cloud is now available to CUHK students and educators. Please refer ITSC webpage for details.

  • 31/03/2020 to 23/04/2020

    The following three online workshops for research postgraduates are co-organized by The Independent Learning Centre (ILC) and the Library in Apr 2020, and will be conducted by webinar . CUHK research postgraduates are all welcome to register to join.

    Constructing Your Research Paper Around an Argument: A Gateway to Publication

    21 Apr (Tue) 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    One task of journal editors is to decide whether a submitted manuscript clearly argues how its research findings lead to a new understanding of a research topic. A “yes” increases a manuscript’s chances of being peer reviewed. A “no” means the manuscript will probably be rejected. This workshop describes three sets of planning strategies for developing arguments in a research......

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 09/03/2020 to 30/04/2020
    The notebook loan scheme has closed as all notebooks are on loan.


    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 application form...

  • 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 (9:00 am - 5:30 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

    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 teaching.

    NEW - Special Request - Print Book to E-Copy
    If the library holds a print book but no electronic version, CUHK staff and students can request an e-copy. We will try our best to purchase an e-copy, although...

  • 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...