Effective 4 May 2020, the Library will reopen to PolyU students and staff only, at 8:30am-10:00pm Mon-Sat and 12:00nn-9:00pm Sun (excluding public holidays). The 24 Hour Study Centre, G/F Quiet Study Zone, seats and facilities in Group Study Zones and all group rooms of the Library will remain closed.
Before your visit to the Library, please refer to the Library Homepage for the latest service updates and opening hours.
Off-campus Access to E-Resources
Start from OneSearch, your one-stop platform to search for library resources. Use "Full Text Online" and "Books" filters to view the results that can be accessed online. Visit OneSearch guide for more.
Visit Journals A-Z to find and access the e-journals available through the Library. You may also use BrowZine which allows easy browsing, reading and following journals on both desktop and mobile devices.
Library has subscribed hundreds of databases that provide various type of e-resources other than books and journal articles in your subject area. Explore related e-databases by type of resources or by subject.
PolyU staff can also use VPN to ensure quick access to library e-resources. Please refer to ITS' VPN set up guide for details.
E-Resources Not Available?
Recommend E-version of Print Books
PolyU students and staff can recommend specific book titles to the Library. As an interim measure, an e-version, if available for institutional access, will be acquired even when a print copy is available in the Library.
Resource List provides students with easy access to reading materials prescribed by instructors for particular module right inside the Learn@PolyU course page, including books, readings and other online resources.
Add your teaching materials to Resource List so students can access them all in one platform. Refer to our step by step guide to learn how to do this.
The University encourages the inclusion of OER materials in teaching to enrich students' learning experience. The Library has developed an OER portal that allows you to discover OERs in your subject discipline.
During this period, students may expect more e-materials available on the course page. As an instructor, you may wonder if uploading any teaching materials, e.g. a book chapter, to Learn@PolyU will infringe copyright. Here are some guidelines for you to refer to:
Check the license terms on the record. For resources that indicated "Course Pack Electronic: Permitted", you are allowed to include links or a downloaded copy of the work (e.g. a journal article, a book chapter) onto Learn@PolyU, provided that the access to such materials are limited to authorized users only (e.g. your students).
If the resource adopts a Creative Commons (CC) license, check the attributions. For most CC licenses (e.g. CC BY 4.0), you are allowed to use the work for educational use as long as you acknowledge the source of the work.
If the resource adopts "All Rights Reserved", check if the right allows educational use. Otherwise, contact the owner of the resource to ask for permission.
For more tips on using OERs, please refer to this page.