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Access to E-Resources

The Library has a rich collection of e-resources, including 900 databases, 156,000 e-journals and over 4.8 million e-books covering all subjects.

How to find ebooks through the LibrarySearch:


CUHK staff and students can access the library's subscribed e-resources remotely. You can login through Easy Access with your CUHK login or set up a VPN connection to access the campus network using your Computing ID.

For details, please visit the Off-Campus Access to E-Resources website.

Reading Lists

The Reading Lists provide direct links to reading/viewing materials of your courses both in the library and online.

Click Guest at right corner and Login to view the list of your courses.

Print to e-Copy Service

E-copy request

This is a temporary service where by staff and students can request an e-copy of an existing library print book if the e-copy is available. Eligible user may submit e-copy request via the LibrarySearch.

  1. Login at LibrarySearch.
  2. Search for the print book.
  3. Click the “E-copy request” link under Get It section of the library book record.
  4. Fill out the request form.
  5. Email notification will be sent to the user advising whether the e-copy request can be fulfilled.

Digital Course Pack

For print only materials or library holdings to be used in courses, teaching staff may apply for a Digital Course Pack. The Copyright Clearing Office will liaise with the Hong Kong Reprographic Rights Licensing Society (HKRRLS) to obtain permissions to use copyrighted materials for instruction. Check the webpage for details.

Book Retrieval Service

During the Library closure period, a book retrieval service is available for CUHK students and staff to support their learning and teaching.

Check the instruction webpage for how to request a library item via Book Retrieval Service.

News & Update

ALL CUHK libraries will be temporarily closed from 30 March 2020

From Monday 30 March ALL CUHK libraries, including the Learning Garden in the University Library and the Medical Library will be temporarily closed for two weeks to reduce the risk from Covid-19.

The Library’s electronic collection and remote support from Library staff will still be available to support learning, teaching and research of students and staff.

Please refer to our update news for details of special arrangements of the Library’s opening hours.


Return and Renewal of Library Items

Except for Course Reserve items and items that have been requested, all CUHK items will be automatically renewed until the maximum loan period is reached.

Auto-renewal does not apply to HKALL and ILL items as they are not CUHK items. Please renew these items online via your own account.

For CUHK book that is due before 3 May 2020, the due date will be automatically extended to 4 May 2020 if it is not requested by other users.

Except for Course Reserve items, all fines incurred from 29 Jan to 20 Apr 2020 will be waived.

Hold items: currently on hold shelves will be kept there until 7 days after the Library re-opens.


HKALL & Inter-Branch Delivery

Book Retrieval Service is temporarily suspended.

HKALL and ILL services are suspended during this period.  

Inter-Branch Book Delivery and Self-pickup Station on Campus are suspended during this period.


Temporary Arrangement of JULAC Card Holders' Access

CUHK JULAC Card Holders

Due to exceptional circumstances access to other university libraries using a JULAC card is uncertain. Please check with the library you are hoping to visit in advance when they reopen.

Non-CUHK JULAC Card Holders

CUHK libraries will be temporarily closed from 30 March 2020 for two week. It is advised to check with CUHK Library for access policy before your visit.

Temporary Notebook Loan Scheme

This temporary Student Notebook Loan Scheme aims to support students who have difficulty accessing suitable hardware required for online learning.

To be eligible for the Student Notebook Loan Scheme, applicants must be full-time undergraduate or postgraduate students and are currently residing in Hong Kong.  Applicants should complete and submit the online application.  More details and important notes are available in the application form.

Support for Your Studies

Students can make use of the following Library guides to assist their off-campus learning:

Need Help?

  • WhatsApp us at 5578 8898 (9 am - 5 pm, Mon - Fri)

When Library opens

Phone us at

  • University Library: 3943 7306
  • Architecture Library: 3943 6599
  • Chung Chi College Library: 3943 6969
  • Learning Garden: 3943 9730
  • Law Library: 3943 8641
  • Legal Resources Centre: 3943 0927
  • Li Ping Medical Library: 3505 2459
  • New Asia College Library: 3943 7655
  • United College Library: 3943 7564

For in-depth help, please contact your relevant Faculty Liaison Librarian

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