Support for Your Upcoming Exams

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 during the Examination period.

12 Apr - 23 May 2021
(except 1 May and 19 May)
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
Public Holidays Learning Garden Learning Commons
1 May 2021(Sat) 09:00 - 23:59 Closed
19 May 2021(Wed) Closed 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:

Smile Make Use of Library Materials

The Library has many resources for your examination preparation, especially a rich collection of e-resources, including 900 databases, 156,000 e-journals and over 4.8 million e-books covering all subjects.

Past Exam Papers

Go through the past exam papers to review what kind of questions have been set in the past and the relationship between the questions and the course content.

CUHK Examination Papers Database:

If you need help with finding past exam papers please check out our brief guide to using the Exam Database at

Library Guide on Exam Skills

Have a look at the library guide on exam skills ( to see more information and resources on exam-taking strategies.

Course Required Readings

It may be helpful to refer back to course readings which often cover the topic you are studying more comprehensively. You can find course readings using Course Reserves, ReadingList or LibrarySearch.

Library Guide on Support for Your Studies Off Campus During COVID-19

This guide shows you the library resources and services available to support your online learning and examination preparation:

Smile Take Short Breaks to Relax

Take a short break to relax if you feel bored or cannot concentrate on your study. To restore your willpower, have a hot beverage and some snacks at the Learning Garden Refreshment Zone.

Free candies are available at the helpdesks of the CUHK Library during examination time.

Still feeling stressed? The following may help:

Dr. Dog Visits


  • 26 April 2021   2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • 3 May 2021   2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • 5 May 2021   2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Venue: Learning Garden and MakerSpace

Stress Management Workshop @ YouTube:

(by Prof. Chan Sui Yin, Department of Psychology, CUHK and Director of Chanwuyi Research Center for Neuropsychological Well-being)

Relaxation techniques from Chanwuyi (禪武醫):

3-Minute Mindful Breathing Exercise:

(by The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Office of Student Affairs, Student Counselling and Development Service)

Smile Get Enough Sleep

Don’t forget to have enough sleep the night before the exam.