The Tseung Kwan O Campus Library was established in 2009 and was subsequently named “Library in Memory of Mr. Lam Sing Kam” in appreciation of a generous benefaction which was made by the wife of the late Mr. Lam and was earmarked for the development of the Library. Covering an area of over 16,000 sq. ft., the Library is located on the 4th floor of the Central Building.
The Library holdings extend over a broad spectrum of academic fields as diverse as Accounting, Business Management, Tourism, Marketing, Computer Science, Design, Nursing, Health Sciences, Social Sciences, Music, General Education, Translation as well as Language and Literature. The Library collections feature materials in a variety of formats such as books, ebooks, print journals and ejournals, maps, videos, recordings and CD-ROMs, providing essential support for all academic programmes offered in the Institute / College.
At present, the Library houses more than 180,000 items, including around 71,000 printed books, 50,800 printed journals and 3,500 items of multi-media materials. The Library also provides online access to over 42,540 full-text e-journal titles and more than 57,560 e-books. Users may access the electronic resources anytime, anywhere.
The library provides a comfortable and relaxing environment for study purposes. Equipped with electronic security systems, networked computers, Octopus-operated photocopiers and features printers, multi-media and audio-visual equipment, individual carrels for self study purposes as well as group study rooms, the Library complexes now have 35 PCs for public access and around 230 seating spaces. Users may opt for either the formal or the informal study zone. Leisure reading can take place in casual chairs located in the informal sitting areas. Carrels situated along the windows can be used for formal, quiet study. Users may also reserve the Discussion Rooms or the Activity Room for group study and for seminars.