Services and Facilities

Circle of Friends

Borrowing privileges are available to full time and part time staff, and registered students currently taking a CHCHE course. A valid CHCHE Identity Card, or CHCHE Staff Library Card must be presented when borrowing the card.

The Circle of Friends Card is not transferable and any loss of it must be reported without delay. A charge of HK$120.00 shall be made for obtaining a replacement card issued by the Library.

Borrowers are responsible for returning the card on or before the due date. Each borrower has 3 days loan period. An overdue fine will be calculated immediately from the day following the due date. The following charge rates shall apply:
HK$2.00 per day.

Borrowers must return the card to the Circulation Desk during regular Library hours.


  • All users must abide by the rules and regulations of the Library.
  • The above fee schedule may be changed by the Library as needed.
  • You are required to pay a refundable deposit of HK$50 that covers the overdue fine and possible negative value.

HKU Important Information for Circle of Friends Users

GOLD membership: Borrowing privileges
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Recall Policy allows expedited circulation of hot items. When a 30/60 days item is requested by another user, the due date will be shorten immediately. However the Libraries guarantee a MINIMUM USE OF 16 DAYS. The Libraries also strongly advise borrowers to return all books before they go overseas.