Barrier Free Facilities & Services

Barrier Free Facilities & Services 無障礙設施及服務

The Service

CUHK Library works closely with the Office of Student Affairs to provide a range of academic support facilities and services to users with specific needs. Users may enquire at any Service Counter in our libraries for assistance.


Library Card for Assistants

Library Card will be arranged for the assistants of physically disadvantaged users. On their behalf, the assistants can look up and check out materials in all libraries. Please call User Services at 3943 7306 or email to for details.


Availability of Barrier Free Facilities & Services  

Barrier Free Facilities UL CCL NAL UCL MEL ARL LAW
ABBYY FineReader  
Accessible Entry
Accessible Lift    
Accessible Restroom ✓* ✓*
Barrier Free Drinking Fountain ✓*
Braille Printer with PC & Scanner          
Copier Accessibility Handle 
Flipper / Telesensory Magnifier          
Induction Loop System  
Lifting Platform            
Page Turner        
PC with JAWS, EasyDots and BRITE    
Wheelchair Accessible Computer  
Wheelchair Accessible Table  

* MEL users can make use of wheelchair accessible restroom at the Prince of Wales Hospital; ARL users can make use of wheelchair accessible restroom and barrier free drinking fountain at Lee Shau Kee Architecture Building.


ABBYY FineReader (ALL libraries, except ARL)

ABBYY FineReader provides Optical Character Recognition (OCR) function, to recognize and convert the scanned words into readable texts.


Accessible Entry (ALL libraries)

All libraries are wheelchair accessible. In Chung Chi College Library and New Asia College Library, special entry can be arranged for wheelchair users. An intercom is available outside these libraries for users to call for assistance. Library staff at the Service Counter will also help wheelchair users to retrieve the book from the stack.


Accessible Lift (ALL libraries, except MEL and ARL)

Lift for Disabled Users provides access to all floors for disabled users in the Library.


Accessible Restrooms (UL, CCL, NALUCL and Law Library)

Wheelchair accessible restrooms are available inside the University Library, Chung Chi College Library, New Asia College Library, United College Library and Law Library. Medical Library (MEL) users can make use of wheelchair accessible restroom at the Prince of Wales Hospital; Architecture Library (ARL) users can make use of wheelchair accessible restroom at Lee Shau Kee Architecture Building.


Barrier Free Drinking Fountain (ALL libraries, except ARL*)

Barrier free drinking fountains are designed with convenient height to enable wheelchair users to use it with ease.

(* Barrier free drinking fountain available at Lee Shau Kee Architecture Building.)


Braille Printer and Scanner (CCL and UCL)

PC connected with printer, Braille printer and scanner for visually impaired users.


Copier Accessibility Handle (ALL libraries)

Copier Accessibility Handle enables wheelchairs users to open and close automatic document feeder of a multi-function printer safely.


EasyDots and BRITE (ALL libraries, except ARL)

EasyDots is a Cantonese Braille input for visually impaired to type Chinese text accurately and efficiently with a computer. BRITE performs two-way instant translation between Braille and regular text for printing in Braille.


Flipper / Telesensory Magnifier (CCL and NAL)

Flipper / Telesensory Magnifier can magnify anything that fits on the viewing table, enables users with low vision to read and write.


Induction Loop System (ALL libraries, except ARL)

Induction loop system is available for people with hearing impairment and is able to amplify sounds for individuals wearing hearing aids.


JAWS (ALL libraries, except ARL)

JAWS provides speech technology that works with Windows operating system to provide access to popular software applications and the Internet.


Lifting Platform (ARL)

Lifting Platform provides access to all floors for wheelchair users in Architecture Library.


Page Turner (CCL, MEL and ARL)

Page Turners for muscular disabilities.


Wheelchair Accessible Computer (ALL libraries, except ARL)

Wheelchair accessible computer terminals are available for wheelchair users.


Wheelchair Accessible Table (ALL libraries, except ARL)

Wheelchair Accessible Table allows wheelchair users to adjust its height to a comfortable level for use.