Yu Chun Keung Medical Library

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Yu Chun Keung Medical Library

Facilities & Services 



All faculty, staff and students may borrow library materials with a valid ID card issued by the Registry. Graduates may apply for an alumni Library Card at the Main Library Circulation Counter. Library cards are also available from the Main Library on a fee basis to individuals and corporations not associated with the university of Hong Kong. For details, enquire at the Yu Chun Keung Medical Library Information Counter.


Library staff at the Yu Chun Keung Medical Library Information Counter provide general reference and guidance in the effective use of library resources. Enquiries may be made by phone (3917-9215) or Email-a-Librarian. In-depth research consultations on a particular subject can be arranged if needed.

Research Consultation Service  

User Education

Library orientation and user education programmes are organized for new medical/nursing staff and students at the beginning of the academic year. A programme of information skills training is conducted as an integral part of the Medical Faculty's Informatics and Decision-Making Week for all first-year medical students. Special orientation and training on databases searching such as Medline, CINAHL, or Chinese medicine databases for individual or groups may also be scheduled on request.

Technology Zone

The Technology Zone is the Library's gateway to the global information network. It is equipped with workstations where students and faculty could search the online catalogues; access electronic databases, e-text, e-journals; and explore the world of information on the Internet. The latest hardware and software are provided to facilitate users to create class presentations or digital publishing.


Self-service photocopiers and printers are available in the Printing Room of the Library and are operated on a quota-based system, uPrint. Library users can purchase or top up printing units using uPrint App (HKU Staff/students only) or at an Add Value Machine (all users) located at the Printing Room in the Library.  The minimum cost is HK$3 for 10 units. 
Printing services at HKU:

Online guides on printing:



Color scanners for documents (size A4) are available in the following computer workstations:

Workstation no. 11, 20 & 29 in the Technology Zone

Workstation no. 32 in the Printing Room

The uPrint copier no. 20 in the Printing Room allows scanning of documents (up to size A3) directly to your email account. Click to see how to scan to mail.


Yu Chun Keung Medical Library received an upgrade in February 2023 with the opening of a Technology-Enriched Learning Mezzanine (Techmezz) giving students access to the latest virtual reality tools to advance their understanding of anatomy.

The open learning space houses two Anatomage Tables — 3D anatomy and virtual dissection systems designed for anatomy education — alongside 32 virtual reality stations and the latest interactive whiteboards.


Discussion Rooms

The six Discussion Rooms serve multi-purposes: group viewing, discussion or presentation practice. These rooms are installed with large LED panels. Reservation is required for these rooms. For details, enquire at the Yu Chun Keung Medical Library Information Counter.

Research Carrels for PG students

HKU higher degree students, enrolled in Master or Doctoral programmes of the Medical Faculty, can apply for a Research Carrel on a monthly basis. 

Research Carrels: Located on the G/F, the 30 carrels are individual study desks in the library allocated to registered postgraduate students. Each carrel is equipped with a locker accessible using the student card of the assigned user.

A draw will take place to allocate these facilities. A research carrel will be randomly assigned.

Application procedurse for Research Carrels are as follows:

  • Online application for each month: between 16th - 25th preceding month
  • Click Book a Research Carrel to apply for the facility during the application period. Select "Medical Library" under "Location">> select "G/F or M/F" under "Floor">>"Research Carrel (Higher Degree)" under "Facility Type" to enter the ballot.
  • A draw will take place on 26th to allocate these facilities. Notification email on the ballot result will be sent to applicants on the same day. Online conformation is required before 29th
  • Students assigned with a research carrel should activate the booking onsite by swiping your student card within the first 3 days of the booking period. Otherwise, it will be considered as unclaimed and will be allocated to students on the waiting list in sequential order

Notes on using the Research Carrel:

  • The Research Carrel is accessible during the opening hours of Medical Library (check opening hours of Medical Library)
  • Each carrel is equipped with a locker accessible using the student card of the assigned user. Library books kept in locker must be charged out at the Yu Chun Keung Medical Library Information Counter or using the self-check machine. Students should remove all items from the locker by the end of the reservation period
  • The library is not responsible for any personal property stored in the locker

Single Study Rooms

4 Single Study Rooms are available for private individual study for all users. Online reservation is needed for these rooms (select "Medical Library" under "Location">>"Single Study Rooms (by Session)" under "Facility Type" to book). You may swipe your library card to enter the room.

 Reserve materials request (teachers only)

Teaching staff may request online for materials in the Library to be placed in the Medical Library Reserve collection. [Online Medical Library RBR Request form]