The quickest way to find books is through a direct search in OneSearch. You may search by Keywords, Title of the Book, Call Number, or an ISBN number. Follow the steps below:
Book checked out by others? Try the following ways to get a copy.
1) HKALL; 2) Place a hold (wait in the queue)
HKALL is a shared platform by 8 UGC-funded university libraries in Hong Kong. Eligible users can request a book from other libraries when the copy in PolyU is not available. The book will be then delivered to our Library in about 2-3 days for pick-up.
Place a hold to reserve a book when the book is only available in our Library and there are no available copies from HKALL. After you place a hold, the previous user will be asked to return the book in about 28 days.
Follow the steps below to request a book from HKALL or reserve a local copy when HKALL does not apply.
You may also search a book from a database that collects e-books in the subject field. Note that login with NetID is required to access the following databases off campus.
Look for textbooks for your course?
Switch to Course Readings in OneSearch and search by subject code or title of the course, you will find all the required reading materials for that course listed below.