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New LibrarySearch: Important Dates

This guide will help users get ready for the cut-over to the LibrarySearch in June and July 2017

Change is Coming!

We are very excited to let you know that a NEW LibrarySearch system is coming soon in July! The new LibrarySearch improves upon our current search system in the following ways :

Mobile responsive - It works on your desktop computer, tablets as well as your smartphones.

Modern design - Based on user studies and feedback to address different needs of different types of users.

Single password - There's one less password to remember! Your CUHK OnePass password is the Library password.

Seamless - The new LibrarySearch fully supports CUHK single sign-on (SSO), you don't have to re-login when you visit other applications that support SSO.

Unified view - Glance all checkouts via a single Library account, including the items you borrowed with your JULAC Library card.

Automatic email receipts - Electronic receipts may be sent via emails to help you keep track of your loan activities.


Mark these dates:

Date Action
5 June

Last day to make request via HKALL before service suspension.

Use Interlibrary Loan to request for books after this date:

Last day for JULAC Library card borrowing.

6 June JULAC Library Card borrowing suspended.
15 June All books borrowed via HKALL or by JULAC Library cards are due on this date.  Overdue books will incur fines.
12 July

Last day to export 'My Reading History' in 'My Library Record'. Click here to learn how.

Last day to make note of your saved searches.  Previously saved searches cannot be migrated or saved.

You are encouraged to clear all your fines before this date as no fine payment can be made during 13 July to 17 July.

For any outstanding requested item, please keep a record of it/them as your request will not be migrated to the new library system. Please record any outstanding requested item(s). These requests will not be migrated to the new library system. You may request them again after system migration.

13 July - 17 July

Continue to search.

Continue to use electronic resources.

Continue to borrow at the counter.

Renew by email.

No self-service borrow and return.

No online renewal.

No online holds.

No access to "My Library Record".

No registration and card issuance.

17 July Go Live with LibrarySearch, HKALL and JULAC Library Card borrowing.

For enquiries, please contact us at 3943 7305 or email to

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