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Password @ Your Library

How do I login to the Library services?

Most of the Library resources require user authentication via CUHK Login, e.g. to logon to library PCs, make room bookings, renew books, have off-campus access to e-resources, etc. 


Login ID







Alumni password


Library password

*First time users can create their own library password at:


Discover E-resources @ Your Library

Do you know that the Library has an extensive collection of e-books, online journals, and databases to meet your study and research needs? 

     Databases 950+
     E-journals  250,000+
     E-books     4,600,000+

They are listed on the Library Homepage. Most e-resources can be accessed anytime and anywhere by simply entering your CUHK Login.

In addition, featured e-resources and the Library website on our mobile platform are also available on your smartphone.

Is it possible to search both library books and journal articles all from the same place?

The default search engine on the Library Homepage, LibrarySearch, is a one-stop search and discovery tool which allows you to search for library materials and millions of scholarly e-resources, such as journal articles, e-books, reviews, theses and dissertations, etc.

Can I view academic journals in my tablet?

Download and install BrowZine, a mobile app for iPads, iPhones, Android phones and tablets which allows browsing, reading, and monitoring scholarly journals in your subject areas - all in a format optimized for your mobile devices. This app also allows you to save journal articles or export the citations to RefWorks or EndNote, a bibliographic management software, for later bibliography creation.

Library Homepage:




Guides @ Your Library

Need to jumpstart your information research skills?

  • New to the CUHK Library? The library offers orientation sessions for undergraduate and postgraduate students at the beginning of the academic year to introduce a series of library services and facilities. You can watch the introduction video for a brief overview of CUHK Library services.
  • Attend Library workshops to develop your skills in locating, managing, evaluating, and using information effectively for research and problem solving as well as academic honesty; learn skills in using digital scholarship software & tools, and know more about Research Data Management; and acquire maker skills in using various facilities and equipment in the MakerSpace. In addition to face-to-face workshops, you can learn in a virtual environment through the online tutorials. 
  • If you are a postgraduate student and are uncertain about how to use the Library resources, make a research consultation appointment with a professional librarian for assistance with papers and research topics. You can also make an appointment with the Digital Scholarship Librarian for advice on digital scholarship projects.
  • For staff and faculty members, the Faculty Liaison Librarians provide support to teaching and learning needs by offering customized library instruction sessions and developing subject and course guides.

Library Orientation:

Library Workshops:

Research Skills Self-Learning Tools:

Research Smart Tutorials:

Guide for Postgraduate Students:

Research Consultation:

Faculty Liaison Librarian Programme:

How to Guides: 


Space @ Your Library

Need dynamic learning and research spaces?

The Library offers inspirational facilities, with a generous number of study spaces across its seven libraries.

  • The Learning Garden and MakerSpace on the lower ground floor of the University Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for most of the year. It is an open and flexible space equipped with advanced technologies and moveable furniture to support a variety of learning activities. The newly renovated MakerSpace inside the Learning Garden provides Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) facilities, Creative Media Production facilities for video and VR creation, a Digital Fabrication Space equipped with 3D printers and scanners and a Maker Work Space equipped with various production tools.
  • Digital Scholarship Lab
    • Located on the ground floor of the University Library to provide cutting-edge space for digital scholarship research and collaborative research projects.
    • A digital display wall (5 m (W) x 2 m (H)) is provided for data visualization, and high performance computers with specialist software & tools are available for research data processing and analysis.
    • The Lab is bookable via the Library Room Booking System by CUHK Academics, Research & Administrative staff and postgraduate students for research-related activities.
  • Group Study Rooms are available for use in all CUHK Libraries, seating up to twelve people. Online bookings can be made 7 days in advance through the Library Room Booking System.

Library Room Booking System:


Computing Facilities @ Your Library

Need to use a computer?

About 400 networked computers with necessary software are available in CUHK Libraries for users to access library electronic resources and to navigate the Internet. You can visit the Library Homepage to view the current PC availability status.

Can I borrow a laptop computer?

Laptop computers are available for loan in four libraries: the Learning Garden of the University Library, Chung Chi Library, New Asia Library and United College Library. These laptop computers are to be used within the Library premises only.

Need to connect to WiFi?

All libraries in CUHK have full WiFi coverage. WiFi Printing Service is also available to all CUHK students, staff and alumni. It enables you to print conveniently from your own notebook.


Course Reserves @ Your Library

Need to find course reserves?

Input course ID, course name or instructor’s name in the “Course Reserves” tab in LibrarySearch to check if your professors have put course materials in the Library. Check the status and availability of items on reserve for that course, or click on the link under “View It” to access the full content for the electronic reserve item.

ReadingList is a platform where you can find your course readings in one place, recommend resources and post comments for discussion. 

ReadingList guide:


Interlibrary Loan @ Your Library

Are you an eligible user?

CUHK faculties, administrative staff, research staff, postgraduate students and final year undergraduate students are eligible for interlibrary loan and document delivery services.

What are your privileges?

Eligible users are granted free and subsidized quotas per academic year (from August to July).

  Books Articles / Book Chapters
CUHK Materials Not Applicable

Free quota:
Postgraduates 100
Final year undergraduates  20
(no book loan)
Faculty, teaching,
and research staff 150
Administrative staff 100
Exceed quota (per request) $10

Local Materials Free
No quota
Overseas Materials At cost
No quota
Subsidized quota (Flat rate: $60 per article): 
Postgraduates 10
Faculty and  teaching staff 20
Research staff 10
Administrative staff 10
Exceed quota: at cost

For details and requests:


Special Collections @ Your Library

What are special collections?

Special collections are unique and valuable resources for study, teaching and research. They include archival collections, manuscripts, rare books, Minguo collections, HK literature, Modern Chinese Drama, and more. All the records can be searched via the LibrarySearch.

How can I use special collections materials?

Most special collections are for use in the Library only or are kept in closed stack. For materials in branch libraries, please contact their Service Counter. Closed stack materials can be requested in advance via “Request Options” at LibrarySearch. All items must be used in the Special Collections Reading Room (3/F, UL).

Special Collections:

Special Collections Request Form:


HKALL @ Your Library

Need to borrow a book from other UGC-funded libraries without going there?

Through the Hong Kong Academic Library Link (HKALL), eligible users may:

  • Request books from other UGC-funded libraries online;
  • Collect them at the Service Counter of any CUHK Library selected by user;
  • Return them to the Service Counter of any CUHK Library.



JULAC Library Card @ Your Library

Need to access other UGC-funded libraries in person?

  • Full-time teaching staff, administrative staff, research assistants, visiting faculty staff & emeritus professors, and postgraduate students may apply for a JULAC Borrower’s Card. The card enables you to access and borrow materials from libraries of the other UGC-funded institutions.
  • Undergraduate students are eligible for JULAC Reader's Cards. The card lets you access other libraries and use their collections in-house. It expires on 31 July each year, and each host library will charge $50 for registration and renewal.

JULAC Library Card: