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Library Guide for PolyU Students

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

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.

Top 7 things you need to know about the Library

1. Physical Library & iBooking

Book Library facilities with ease using iBooking - our online system for reserving computers, group rooms, and other multimedia production resources like Studios and 3D Printing & Scanning services. Explore more through our VR tour and make a booking now.

                         2. Course Resources

Access all your course resources with ease, including course readings, course programmes, and past exam papers. To find course readings, simply navigate to the "Resource List" tab on your Learn@PolyU course page or the "Course Resource List" tab on the Library homepage. With everything conveniently located in one place, studying for your courses has never been easier.

 3. OneSearch

OneSearch is Library’s search engine which helps you search for books, journals, databases, course readings and many others, in both electronic and physical formats. Start to explore library resources using OneSearch now!  For more details, e.g. how to conduct an Advanced Search, visit the OneSearch Guide.

 4. myRecord

      myRecord allows you to view all your loans and requested items, including those borrowed via the HKALL service or your JULAC Library Card. You can easily renew the borrowed item(s) with just a few clicks.

  5. Library Databases

The Library subscribes a wide range of databases to support your learning and research. You can explore related databases by type of resource or subject discipline to find the information you need.


  6. Library Workshops & Online Courses



The Library's year-round offerings of Workshops and Online Courses are tailor-made to enhance your information literacy skills. With a variety of structured workshops and self-paced online courses to choose from, you'll find the perfect fit for your schedule and skill level.




 7. Subject Guides and Faculty Librarians

Find the most relevant resources for your research with the Library's Subject Guides and Faculty Librarians. Our guides are designed to help you navigate new topics, while Faculty Librarians are available to answer any questions about Library resources and services.

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

PolyU Library Mobile App

PolyU Library Mobile App gives you a whole new experience in using library services and facilities:

  • Search and locate book collections and facilities with Augmented Reality (AR) indoor navigation
  • Find the availability of computers, group rooms, studios, seats, and study space in real time
  • Make reservation for library facilities, manage iBooking records and onsite check in/out the reserved rooms
  • View personal records of requested items and loans, and receive alert messages for borrowing and returning records, due date reminders and pick-up notices for requested items
  • Listen to the audio guide of students sharing sessions and learning experiences when visiting the Outstanding Work by Students Showcase in the Library

Click HERE for more details about the Library Mobile App.




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!