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Library Guide for New Academic and Research Staff

Top things every new academic, research and teaching staff should know about the Library.

Welcome to PolyU!

How can the Library help you in your teaching and research needs? This guide will quickly walk you through the most relevant Library services which you might need as a new staff. 

Top 5 things you need to know about the Library

1) Know your Faculty Librarian
Each faculty has a Faculty Librarian. Contact them if you have any questions or requests about library resources and services. Our Faculty Librarians are also very happy to offer you an information session or a library tour!

2) Recommend course readings

Create your own reading lists for all students who are taking the same course. Simply click on the Resource List from the side menu within your course at LEARN@PolyU and follow the instructions here. You can also inform us the required readings by filling out this Recommend Course Readings e-form.

3) Suggest a purchase

Submit your recommendations for books, journals, and audio-visual materials if you wish any of them to be included in our Library Collections. Please check our holdings using OneSearch before submitting your requests.

4) Request a customized workshop

We conduct many workshops for students and staff. If you are interested in a topic that is not covered in the workshops currently offered, just let us know! We would be happy to arrange a customized workshop or consultancy session upon your request.

5) Increase research visibility via ORCID
and PIRA


ORCID is a central registry of unique identifiers that connects you and your research activities throughout your career. The University has requested that all academic staff maintain an accurate ORCID profile that is integrated with their Scopus Author Profile to increase the discoverability of your publications. Visit this guide to know how to register an ORCID and integrate it with Scopus.

PolyU Institutional Research Archive (PIRA) is an online platform that actively collects and disseminates the research and scholarly outputs created by the PolyU community. Deposit an “accepted” version of your publication in PIRA will bring more exposure of your research work to the globe. Visit this guide to know more about PIRA!

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