New LibrarySearch is coming on 17 July!

26/04/2017 to 17/07/2017

We are very excited to let you know that a NEW LibrarySearch system is coming on 17 July! The new LibrarySearch improves upon our current search system in the following ways :

Mobile responsive - It works on your desktop computer, tablets as well as your smartphones.

Modern design - Based on user studies and feedback to address different needs of different types of users.

Single password - There's one less password to remember! You can use your CUHK OnePass password or Alumni password as your Library password.

Seamless - The new LibrarySearch fully supports CUHK single sign-on (SSO), you don't have to re-login when you visit other applications that support SSO.

Unified view - Glance all checkouts via a single Library account, including the items you borrowed with your JULAC Library Card.

Automatic email receipts - Electronic receipts may be sent via emails to help you keep track of your loan activities.


Mark your calendar for these important dates and take actions accordingly:

Date Action
Now until 17 July

JULAC Library Card borrowing service suspended.

HKALL service suspended. Use Interlibrary Loan to request HKALL items.

12 July

Last day to export 'My Reading History' in 'My Library Record'.  Click here to learn how.

Last day to make note of your saved searches.  Previously saved searches cannot be migrated or saved.

You are encouraged to clear all your fines before this date as no fine payment can be made during 13 July to 17 July.

Keep a record of your outstanding requested item as your request will not be migrated to the new library system.  If you still need these requested items after the system migration, please request for them again after the new LibrarySearch goes live.

13-17 July

Continue to search.

Continue to use electronic resources.

Continue to borrow at the counter.

Renew by email.

No self-service borrow and return.

No online renewal.

No online holds.

No access to "My Library Record".

No registration and card issuance.

No Inter-Branch Book Delivery.

17 July  Go Live with LibrarySearch, HKALL and JULAC Library Card borrowing


For enquiries, please contact us at 3943 7305 or email to