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Library Guide for PolyU Freshmen

Top things every freshman should know about your “Learning Hub” throughout your studies in PolyU and beyond

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Welcome to PolyU!

Your learning does not stop when you leave your classrooms! The Library is the most powerful tool to support your learning, formally when you acquire knowledge related to your classes, and informally when you extend your curiosity to anything important in your life and to your career.

Library Orientation Video

Watch the 2-min video below to have an overview of the Library. Explore this guide to find out more about the Library's spaces and resources essential to you as a freshmen!

**Some of the Library spaces and facilities are currently unavailable due to the Library Extension and Revitalisation (LER) project. View the latest updates here

VR Tour

Try for yourself our easy-to-navigate VR tour of the Library.

**Some of the Library spaces and facilities are currently unavailable due to the LER project. View the latest updates here


READ@PolyU is the campus-wide reading programme of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Our vision is to build an empathetic, creative, and courageous community of learners and global citizens for whom reading is a source of knowledge and creativity.

The Programme was launched in 2011 to promote a love of reading, and to date remains the only one of its kind in Hong Kong. Each year, new students are invited to pick up a free copy of the common book, and join a Book Chat Group and other exciting literary events. 

Learn more about READ@PolyU here!