Library Regulations

Borrowing Regulations

All items must be checked out at the Library Circulation Counter. The reference collection, Periodicals and newspapers are for use in Library only. Borrowers must return all loan items to the Circulation Desk during regular Library hours or the Book Drop (after closing).

Hold Policy
Borrower may request to reserve 3 loaned books. The requester will be notified to collect the item(s) from the Circulation Desk within 7 days. Items that are not picked up within that period will be returned to the General Collection for normal circulation, or will be passed to the next requester, if applicable.

Recall Policy
All loans items (General Collection) are subject to recall once the item is requested by another user. The loan period will be shortened. The new due date will be shown in users’ Library Record and in a Recall Notice emailed to users. Items being requested by other users cannot be renewed.

Borrowers are responsible for returning their loans on or before the due date / time. Due date / time is listed under the circulation record of Library. An overdue fine will be calculated immediately from the day/hour following the due date/time. Library only accepts Octopus Card and no cash payment. The following charge rates shall apply:

Daily loans:
e.g., books, CD-Rom HK$2.00 per item per day
Hourly loans:
e.g., rare books, course reserve materials HK$2.00 per item per hour

If the materials are not returned within 60 days after the due date, borrowing privileges will be suspended, and the borrower will be charged for the replacement costs of the items and the materials should be returned to the library even if replacement costs have been paid. Library only accepts Octopus Card and no cash payment.

Renewals must be done in person on or before the due date/ time. A maximum of two renewals may be made on any loan other than from the Reserve Collection. No renewal will be allowed if the item has been requested by another borrower.

Course Reading Policy
Course Reading materials are academic resources that recommended by academic staff for the coming semester. There are three types of Course Reading materials including Library Use Only (2-Hours-Loan), 3-Days-Loan and 7-Days-Loan with no renewal. The short loan materials ensures highly demanded materials are available to students. Users may borrow these materials at Library Circulation Counter.