Fee-based Library Membership

Fee-based Library Membership 收費圖書證

While the primary mission of The Chinese University of Hong Kong Library is to serve the academic and research needs of the faculty, students and staff of the University, individuals not currently members of the CUHK community may apply for the use of the Library with charges.

Library privileges are granted on a personal basis only and may not be used by or on behalf of anyone else. Users are responsible for complying with Library regulations and for all fees and losses incurred. The Library reserves the right to deny use to individuals that abuse library privileges or in any way infringe on the priority rights of CUHK staff or students. Due to licence agreements, off-campus to electronic resources subscribed by the Library is available to CUHK staff and students only.

To apply, please fill in the application form with the supporting documents by email to ulcir@lib.cuhk.edu.hk or by post to:

        User Services
        University Library
        The Chinese University of Hong Kong
        New Territories
        Hong Kong
       (Application for Library card)

Charges

Category A: Teaching/administrative/professional staff & students of education/academic institutions, and staff of the Hong Kong government bodies, who are with research needs (supporting documents, including a description of the research, are required)

Borrower's Card:

HK$1,100 per person per annum
Borrowing privilege: 3 vols. for 14 days

Reader's Card:
(On-site reading privilege)

HK$600 per person per annum or
HK$400 per person for 3 months

Category B: Researchers in non-profit organizations who are with research needs solely for educational/academic purpose (supporting documents, including a description of the research, are required)

Borrower's Card:

HK$2,100 per person per annum
Borrowing privilege: 3 vols. for 14 days

Reader's Card:
(On-site reading privilege)

HK$1,100 per person per annum or
HK$400 per person for 3 months

Category C: Others

Borrower's Card:

HK$4,100 per person per annum
Borrowing privilege: 3 vols. for 14 days

Reader's Card:
(On-site reading privilege)

HK$2,100 per person per annum or
HK$700 per person for 3 months

Important Notes

  1. Library staff will contact you upon receipt of your application form. 
  2. Request will be considered on an individual basis, the Library reserves the right to reject any request.
  3. Please have your recent passport photo ready before making application.