As a curriculum requirement, undergraduate and postgraduate students of fine arts have to submit art works before completing their studies at CUHK. There had been a pressing demand for more exhibition space within the campus for many years. In response to this, the New Asia College Library converted the mezzanine floor and part of the second floor into an Exhibition Gallery during the library building's refurbishment in 2004.
Since its opening, it has been one of the main venues for fine arts students to display their art works. It is also a popular choice for students to mount their art displays. The Exhibition Gallery creates a culturally rich environment and, at the same time, provides a welcoming experience for library users. The library also welcomes staff to display their art works.