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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.


Library Orientation Recording Now Available! 

Thank you for your support and participation in the Library Orientation for new students!

If you missed the chance to join or wish to revisit the topics covered, you can now view the recording HERE until mid-Nov 2023.

Take this opportunity to access the recording and get the most out of the Library's resources and services.


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 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 HKALL or your JULAC Library Card. You can easily renew the borrowed item(s) with just a few clicks.

  5. Library Databases

The Library subscribed 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.


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!