Books on open stacks can be borrowed at the Circulation Counter by users with valid borrower's cards. Please bring the books to the Circulation Counter and present your staff/student/facilities access card and library staff will complete the check out procedure. Borrowing service will be terminated 30 minutes before closing time. Please click here to show your borrowing privileges. Most checked out books could be renewed for 5 more times before the due date if they have not been requested by another user. You may also place a request on an item checked out by someone else. You will be notified once the item is returned. Please note that checked out books may be required to be returned earlier than the original due date if recalled by another user.
Checked out books must be returned to the Libraries on or before the due date. They can be returned to the circulation counter of the Main Library or Branch Libraries. Book-drops can also be used. The following materials must be returned in person to the service counter from where they were first checked out:
- items from Special Collections and AV & Reserve Collection
- audio-visual materials and items with loan periods of 14 days or less
- items from Interlibrary Loans, UGC Libraries and HKALL items
For materials cleared every day at opening time, return date will be adjusted to the previous working day. The Libraries will not be responsible for damages or loss of materials in the book drop. Overdue books are also subject to fines.