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Discovery Search Scheduled Maintenance on 2 Oct 2022

Scheduled maintenance will be carried out on 2 October, 2022 (Sunday) from 12:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m.. During this maintenance period, Discovery Search and My Library Record will be unavailable.

Library users are reminded to renew their loans before or after the affected period. For enquiries, please contact the Library at 3653-6620.

Library Opening Hours during the Mid-Autumn Festival 2022

Library Orientation 2022

Please note the following special opening hours of the Library during the Mid-Autumn Festival:

Opening Hours
10 Sept. 2022 (Mid-Autumn Festival)
10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
11 -12 Sept. 2022
(Sunday and the second day following the Mid-Autumn Festival)

Library Orientation 2022

Library Orientation 2022

As the new school year will soon begin, the Library has organized a series of orientation sessions for you to learn more about our services, resources and facilities. You will be able to acquire information literacy skills that are essential for locating course materials and relevant resources and you will be better prepared for your classes and future assignments. The sessions will cover the following topics:

  • Borrowing books and returning loaned items
  • Accessing “My Library Record”
  • Identifying learning materials via the Discovery Search Platform
  • Searching for e-resources from off campus
  • Using library facilities and printing services

Let’s join by selecting your preferred date and session here.

Medium of Instruction
2 September (Friday)
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Zoom or attend at Group Discussion Room no. 4 (A415) (4/F Learning Commons)
2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
5 September (Monday)
2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m
5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
6 September (Tuesday)
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 noon
2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
7 September (Wednesday)
2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
8 September (Thursday)
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 noon
9 September (Friday)
2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
13 September (Tuesday)
12:00 noon – 12:45 p.m.
14 September (Wednesday)
2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
15 September (Thursday)
12:00 noon – 12:45 p.m.
16 September (Friday)
2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

*For English speakers, please email for special arrangements.

Participants will be automatically entered into a lucky draw and have a chance to win fabulous prizes.

For enquiries, please call 3653-6620 or email

The Belt and Road (CSMAR Solution)

The Library is pleased to offer a newly subscribed e-resource – The Belt and Road Database (CSMAR Solution).

As part of the CSMAR Solution, The Belt and Road Database collects the macro data about the social and economic development of the countries along the Belt and Road, and some characteristic data, including international cooperation degree, international competitiveness, Renminbi internationalization, AIIB, security information and cultural exchanges, etc.

To access this resource, please follow the steps below:

  • Visit our A-Z List e-databases and select “CSMAR Solution國泰安數據服務中心”
  • Click “Get Data” / “數據中心” at the top header of the page
  • Select “Monographic Study Series” / “專題研究系列” from the Series Menu on the left
  • Select “The Belt and Road” / “一帶一路”

  • For enquiries, please contact the Library at 36536620 or via email (

    New Library System and Revamped Loans Services

    We are pleased to inform you that a new Library System will be launched on 29 June 2022 (Wednesday) and that the loans services will be fine-tuned.

    About “My Library Record”
    Some personal loan information is not retrievable when the new system comes into operation. Such information includes:

    1. your loan history displayed in “My Library Record”;
    2. your search records saved in “My Favorites” on the Discovery Search Platform; and
    3. your “hold requests”.

    [You are reminded to save and print such records before 26 June 2022 (Sunday) if you need them for future reference and to make hold requests via the new Library System when it is in place.]

    Suspension of Online Loans Services
    The online renewal and reservation services will be suspended on 27 and 28 June 2022 (Monday and Tuesday). Please approach the Circulation Counter for such services on these two days.

    New Loan Rules
    New loan rules in connection with the loan quota, loan period and renewal limits will be enforced. You may check the specific details HERE.

    The library system upgrade may cause some inconvenience to you at the initial stage, but we will try to minimize the disruptions. Your patience and understanding in this regard would be greatly appreciated. Should you have any queries or need any assistance, please feel free to contact us at 3653-6620 or

    We hope that the implementation of a more advanced library system will enable us to enhance our services and provide better support for your teaching, learning and research activities in the years to come.

    New e-book / e-magazine collections available

    We are pleased to offer the following 2 newly subscribed multi-disciplinary e-book / e-magazine collections:

    PressReader ( iOS / Android )
    PressReader delivers access to over 7,000 magazines and newspapers from more than 100 countries worldwide in full-colour, full page format. You can browse the current issues of your favourite publication on your computer, tablet and phones, and even download them to your devices for offline reading.

    Ebook Central Academic Complete (Upgraded from Ebook Central Social Sciences Collection)
    Academic Complete ebook collection provides comprehensive access to over 200,000 titles in multi-disciplinary subject topics, including Business Management, Computer Sciences, Humanities and Languages, Medicine and Nursing, Social Sciences as well as Psychology.

    Students and staff are welcome to access the above resources via A-Z List e-databases.

    Library Online Talk: Evidence-based Practice, Seven steps to the perfect PICO Search

    The Library is pleased to organise an online talk: “Evidence-based Practice, Seven Steps to the Perfect PICO Search” with EBSCO, a well-known e-resources provider, to introduce the use of Health Science e-databases and the PICO process that help you develop literature search strategies on topics related to evidence-based practice in the field of Health Sciences.

    The talk will cover:

    • Information on EBSCO e-databases in Health Sciences
    • Step-by-step guide on the PICO process
      • Formulate the PICO question
      • Identify keywords for each PICO element
      • Plan your search strategy
      • Execute the search
      • Review the literature
      • Determine the level of evidence
    • Searching scenarios demonstration
    • Date: 8 March 2022 (Tuesday)
      Time: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
      Speaker: Mr. Evan Shih (EBSCO trainer)
      Language: English
      Mode: Online via Zoom

      All staff and students in the field of Health Sciences are welcome to join, particularly if you are working on research assignments or projects. Please click here for registration (Confirmation e-mail will be sent to you in due course).

      Hope to see you there!

    Library Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic (Updated on 24 Feb 2022)

    Opening Hours

    Due to the raging pandemic, the Library opening hours will be revised starting from 1 March 2022 until further notice. Details are as follows:

    Library Opening Hours
    Monday – Friday
    9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays
    Off-campus Access to e-resources
    Special Arrangements for Loaned Items

    All due dates that fall on 1 March 2022 and thereafter have been automatically extended to 22 April 2022. For details, please see My Library Record

    Contact the Library
    If you would like to make any enquiries or require any assistance, please call 3653-6620 or e-mail

    As always, please stay safe and well.

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