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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. 


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For LLB past examination papers, electronic version is accessible via Exam Papers.

For postgraduate past examination papers (JD and LLM), electronic version is accessible via the Blackboard Learn (only available to those who can access the Postgraduate Law Student E-Common Room). Print version is available at the Legal Resources Centre, Law Library Help Desk and UL Reserve Section on 2 hour loan.

There is no past examination paper for PCLL.


Inter-Branch Book Delivery enables CUHK staff and students to make a request via LibrarySearch to transfer a circulating book, except for Course Reserves, from the holding library to the Legal Resources Centre for borrowing.


The books are on short loan at the Legal Resources Centre. There is no reserve and no renewal for books on short loan at the Legal Resources Centre and other CUHK Libraries.


You can find the full titles of the legal abbreviations at the website of Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations.

You can also refer to the guides Information about Law Report Citations and Information about Law Journal Abbreviations on the Lee Quo Wei Law Library website.


You can refer to the Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law Legal Citation Style Guide. It provides citation style for commonly-used legal resources such as how to cite cases, legislation, books, journal articles or Internet resources, etc. It also includes a list of further readings at the end of the guide.

Click here for the electronic version of the guide. It is also accessible at the website of Honesty in Academic Work: A Guide for Students and Teachers: Section 3 Citation Styles: Information for Each Discipline: Law.

Print version is available both at the Lee Quo Wei Law Library and the Legal Resources Centre.


You may apply for Alumni Library card to access The Chinese University of Hong Kong Library where you can use the databases subscribed by the Library. Please refer to this link for details of Alumni Library Card application:

You can also apply for Digital Library Service for Alumni to have remote access to databases in the Database List. Due to licensing agreement, Westlaw is not included in this service.


The latest issue of Hong Kong Lawyer is available electronically at the Hong Kong Lawyer website ( The years available on this website are from November 2012 to current. The Lee Quo Wei Law Library and Legal Resources Centre also have the latest issue of Hong Kong Lawyer in print copy.

Issues from September 2008 to current are available electronically in Westlaw Asia, and Hong Kong Journals Online of the University of Hong Kong Libraries also provides the free access to issues from 1993 to 2000.


The non-K class books are located on 3/F of the Lee Quo Wei Law Library.


You can enroll the online course LIB 105 Library Research Skills in Law. You will learn how to search cases, legislation and journal articles in this online course.

To enroll the course, please go to the e-learning page at this link and select LIB 105 Library Research Skills in Law.

Need Help?

    ●  Lee Quo Wei Law Library: 3943 8641
    ●  Legal Resources Centre: 3943 0927