News & Events

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E.g., 18/04/2021
  • 20/04/2021 to 25/04/2021

    Please be informed that MATLAB and SPSS on library PCs will be unavailable during the following periods due to ITSC server upgrade. Please refer ITSC web pages for details.

    Maintenace period: 20 Apr 2021 (Tue) 5:30PM - 6:30PM

    Maintenace period: 25 Apr 2021 (Sun) 9:00 AM - 6:00PM

  • 12/04/2021 to 24/05/2021

    The final examinations will begin soon! Below are some tips to help you prepare.

    Smile Plan Your Study Time

    Make your study schedule practical, flexible and realistic. The Library offers various types of study spaces for different study needs, including Quiet Study Zones , Group Study Rooms , Zoom Zones etc.

    The Library will extend the opening hours of Learning Garden and Learning Commons from 12 April 2021 to 23...

  • 12/04/2021 to 23/05/2021

    Data Hack 2021 Pre-Hackathon Workshops

    Main Theme: Post-COVID-19 Opportunities: What People want to Do After the Pandemic


    Health and Ageing Issues Leisure, Retail and Tourism  Media, Culture and Entertainment Financial Industry

    Date: 21 May 2021 (Fri) – 23 (Sun) May 2021


    We are pleased to invite you to participate in the Data Hack 2021 and pre-hackathon workshops...

  • 12/04/2021 to 23/04/2021

    Artist: Chan Hiu Laam Serena
    Date: 12-23 April 2021
    Venue: New Asia College Ch'ien Mu Library

    “Muses & Millinery” illustrates the correlation between fantastic female beauty and the art of millinery. As one of the most influential fashion accessories in history, millinery practice can be dated back to thousand years ago. Not only was it able to reflect the style and culture of a place, but it could also reveal personal aesthetics. This exhibition, therefore, aims to examine Chinese female beauty and identities by creating six millinery works, which simultaneously represented six stunning ladies over the course of the early 20th century. The designs of the millineries and the notion of “re-imagining” history will be...

  • 04/04/2021

    LibrarySearch will be under system maintenance from 00:00 Apr 4 (Sun) to 05:00 Apr 4 (Sun). During this period LibrarySearch, "My Library Record", online payment, renewal and requests may be unavailable. The ReadingList may also be unavailable.

    The LibrarySearch service will be resumed immediately after the maintenance. We are sorry for the inconvenience caused. Thank you.

  • 01/04/2021 to 30/04/2021

    LRC Opening Hours and Counter Service Hours

    Opening hours:

    Mon-Fri 8:45-21:30 Sat 9:00-18:00 Sun Closed

    Counter Service:

    Mon-Fri 8:45-18:45 Sat 13:00-18:00 Sun Closed

    Borrowing & Returning Books Arrangement

    Users can now use the self-checkout machine to borrow books anytime during the LRC opening hours. Over-the-counter borrowing will still be available when the LRC Counter is opened. For requested CUHK books, please pick up from the “Hold Shelf” next to the LRC office and come to the LRC counter to borrow OR to use the self-checkout machine to borrow when the LRC counter is closed. For HKALL books, please come to LRC counter to borrow only during the LRC counter service hours. Please use the “Book Return” drop box on the right hand side of...
  • 31/03/2021 to 23/05/2021

    The Library will extend the opening hours of Learning Garden and Learning Commons from 12 April 2021 to 23 May 2021.

    12 Apr - 23 May 2021 Learning Garden Learning Commons Monday - Friday 08:20 - 23:59 08:00 - 23:59 Saturday 08:00 - 17:00 Sunday 13:00 – 23:59 Closed

    Location of Learning Garden: LG/F of the University Library Extension (via the After Hours Entrance )

    Location of Learning Commons: 6/F of Wu Ho Man Yuen (WMY) Building

    Details of Library Opening Hours during this period:

  • 31/03/2021 to 30/04/2021

    Data Management Plan (DMP) is a document in which researchers plan the details of data management in a research project. Writing a DMP at proposal writing stage not only keeps you a better practice in managing data, but also saves you time and helps you identify the decisions on how to handle your data throughout the research life cycle.

    To support CUHK researchers to create DMPs, the Library has developed a new DMP service using DMPTool . DMP templates of different funding agencies are available on the platform. For more details, please visit our website .

    Should you want to add the templates of your funding agencies, please contact the Research Data...

  • 31/03/2021

    Special Collections at the Chinese University of Hong Kong Library has a small but important collection of European rare books with particular strengths in the history of medicine, architecture and China-Western relations. The collection ranges linguistically from Latin to early modern English, and geographically from Venice to Glasgow in terms of place of publication. Of particular interest are the books related to the Jesuit missions in China (such as the Novus Atlas Sinensis ) and several incunables (i.e. the oldest printed books from before 1501).

    We are delighted to have Professor Stuart McManus from the History Department to introduce some important western rare books to our collection.

    If you want to know more about that, please click...

  • 30/03/2021 to 17/04/2021

    Public Programmes

    Exhibition Talks

    Closing Talk: Conversation with a Former Detention Camp Officer

    Date: 2021.04.16 (Fri)
    Time: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Venue: Digital Scholarship Lab, G/F, University Library, CUHK *
    Language: Cantonese
    Speaker : Dr. Ho, Joyce (Author of 風雲背後 : 香港監獄私人檔案)
    Hosted by Leung Ho Yin

    * The talk will also be held via the online platform ZOOM, details will be given after registration.


    After graduating from Department of Fine Arts, CUHK in 1988, Joyce worked in...

  • 19/03/2021 to 18/04/2021

    160 mins, filmed in Hong Kong, Shanghai, The United States​

    Brief Description:
    This documentary film about Xi Xi is named after Xi Xi’s own book entitled "Birds of Passage” which relates her autobiography and her development. Born in Shanghai, Xi Xi went through the Second Sino-Japanese War and the Chinese Civil War, then settled in Hong Kong. She encountered all kinds of hardships, and overcame them one by one. In the film, Xi Xi’s brother talks about life in Shanghai, and her younger brother (the prototype of the protagonist of "My City") talks about work in Hong Kong. Friends talk about her early writing, her film period, and "Su Ye Press," and also ​ discuss her literary relationship with Taiwan. Other friends respond to Xi Xi’s work through...

  • 15/03/2021 to 09/04/2021

    Date: 15 March – 9 April 2021
    Venue: New Asia College Ch'ien Mu Library

    2019-20 Literary CUHK Essay Competition was organised by the Chinese Language Teaching Development Centre (CLTDC) of the Department of Chinese Language and Literature, CUHK. It aimed to arouse students’ interest in creative writing in the Chinese Language, enhance their observation and expressive skills. It was also hoped that the competition would promote literary creation on the campus. The competition was open to undergraduate and postgraduate students, staff and alumni from CUHK.

    This Year, 24 contestants were awarded, including students and alumni from various faculties and departments. Literature belongs to everyone who feels......

  • 05/03/2021 to 06/04/2021

    University Library

    2 April 2021 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 3 April 2021 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 4 April 2021 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 5 April 2021 Closed 6 April 2021 Closed

    Learning Garden

    2 April 2021 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 3 April 2021 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 4 April 2021 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 5 April 2021 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 6 April 2021 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Chung Chi Library

    2 April 2021 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 3 April 2021 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 4 April 2021 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 5 April 2021 Closed 6 April 2021 Closed Late Reading Room 2 April 2021 Closed 3 April 2021 Closed 4 April 2021 Closed 5 April 2021 Closed 6 April 2021 Closed

    New Asia Library

    2 April 2021 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 3 April 2021 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 4 April 2021 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 5...
  • 01/03/2021 to 10/03/2021

    Due to water leakage from the air conditioning condensate pipe, the second floor of the University Library (Tin Ka Ping Building area) is temporarily out of air conditioning. Users may consider making use of other area on the same floor. We apologize for the inconvenience caused before the leakage can be fixed.

    For enquiries, please email to .

  • 22/02/2021 to 28/02/2021

    Group Study Rooms will be re-opened from 22 Feb 2021. Following the group gathering restriction by the Government, there should be no more than 4 users occupying each Group Study Room. We appreciate your understanding on this precaution.

    For enquiries, please contact us at .

  • 18/02/2021 to 28/02/2021

    Legal Resources Centre (LRC) resumes normal services starting from 18 February 2021. Please check the Library’s  opening hours before visiting the LRC.

    Precautionary health measure: Users are required to wear a mask when in the LRC, provision of hand sanitizers, social distancing and seating arrangements are in place.

  • 16/02/2021 to 12/03/2021

    Artist: Lee Kwun Leung, Vincent
    Date: 16 - 26 February 2021 (Extended to 12 March 2021)
    Venue: New Asia College Ch'ien Mu Library

    Throughout these years of professional art practices, I use to psychologically struggle between Realism and Narrative Expression. It is inevitable that if I learn from the experience of Salvador Dali, I definitely do not rely on any visual references because I can simply create works in Surrealism. But in recent years, even though I observe the secular substances to paint, I am seemingly disordered by the illusions to portray the episodes in an impressionistic manner. So, is it an ironic phenomenon that I am also affected by Sigmund Freud’s “daydreaming” theory even dealing with Realism? That’s why...

  • 16/02/2021 to 22/02/2021

    The Architecture Library will be temporary closed for mass cleaning from 20 February 2021 (Saturday) at 5pm and re-open on 22 February 2021 (Monday) at 9 am.

    We apologize for any inconvenience caused

  • 09/02/2021 to 30/06/2021

    The Chinese University of Hong Kong Library is pleased to announce a new publication “ An Annotated Bibliography of the Classical Writings of Hong Kong Poets. Sequel: Poetry Societies " (Call number: Z3107.H6 X5362 2021 ) compiled by Ms. Y.W. Chau. The book in University Library Series No.9 has been published by the Chinese University Press in January 2021.

    About the Book

    During times of political turmoil over the past 150 years, literati from Mainland China took refuge in Hong Kong. They would form various shi- and ci- poetry societies to carry on the Chinese poetic tradition. It is a pity that the poetry of most of these societies has not been published before. In order...

  • 08/02/2021 to 15/04/2021

    2021 Chinese Classic Text OCR Challenge

    Chinese OCR is an important element for digital scholarship and it is the first step for research on Chinese Classics text analysis. The Library now invites related scholars and institutions to join the first “2021 Chinese Classic Text OCR Challenge” . From this online Challenge we hope to compare the excellence of the automatic recognition of Chinese characters in classics. Researchers or the industry can also study and exchange in enhancing the technology on Chinese...