Library Service Updates
Time flies, it is the start of a new term again! The Library welcomes all new faces, and same do we miss those familiar faces. We wish everything is going fine with you!!
Undoubtedly it was a very hard and unusual year in the past semesters, hard to get by and hard to forget. But even such harsh days may not go sooner the way we expected, what remains unchanged is the Library will always be here to support your learning pursuit all the same. Though you may not visit the Library as frequently as those good days, we will not stop our efforts to make the Library a better place for you. We had organized a series of activities, and also made improvements on our services and facilities. We hope these efforts will make the Library an even more desirable place for learning and studying!
May we take this opportunity to wish you a great mind and sound body in this new academic year!
Library online orientation activities
Freshmen, start fresh!
New to the OUHK? New to the Library? Welcome here!
A happy university life won’t be complete without your university library! We have prepared a series of orientation activities to help you to get familiarized with the Library anytime, anywhere. To have a better understanding of the Library services, facilities, collections as well as searching Library resources, come and join our online live orientation sessions and have a live chat with our library staff!
What’s more, don’t miss out the orientation quiz after the live session! A $50 supermarket coupon will be given to those who have successfully answered 10 questions.
Want to know what’s happening in the Library? You can find us on Instagram (@ouhklib) now. As a token of thanks for your support, starting from now until 30 November 2020, we have prepared a souvenir for our followers. Oh hurry, while stocks last!
New Library services and facilities
At the start of the Autumn Term, the Library is pleased to present our new services and facilities.
New facilities in the Stanley Ho Library
One new copier with colour printing and photocopying functions has been installed in the Stanley Ho Library.
A new printer and a scanner for special educational needs have been installed on Level 2 of the Stanley Ho Library for ease of access to students with special needs.
New facilities in the Ho Sik Yee Library
Want to borrow books without queuing at the Service Counter? Do come to have a try of the new self-checkout machine at the Ho Sik Yee Library. Enjoy more convenient borrowing service!
The Group Study Rooms and Audio Visual Room in the Ho Sik Yee Library are ideal places for collaborative study or group work. Recently, the Group Study Room 1 and the AV Room have been installed with brand new interactive whiteboards. In addition, the Group Study Room 1 has been furnished with new table and chairs to make the room more conducive to group discussion and collaboration.
Both campus libraries now have a corner designated for Popular Magazines with broad coverage of ideas, issues, events, personalities, and activities that have popular appeal. Let’s come and taste the fun and chic in reading!
Price reduction of colour printing
Good news! The colour printing and photocopying charges have been reduced as from 2 July 2020. The new charges are as follows:
Library notices@OUHK Student Mobile App
Worried about missing out book return due dates? Easy to overlook due date reminder emails? We have a solution for you. Starting from this academic year, apart from personal OUHK email accounts, students will receive library notices, including pre-overdue reminders, overdue notices, book reservation notices, and recall notices via OUHK student app.
Alignment of weekend and public holiday opening hours
Starting from this academic year, both campus libraries will open from 12 noon to 9 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays, and Public Holidays. We hope such service enhancement will make it easier for you to plan your visit to the Library.
Where are the library resources? Where to start? – “LibSearch”: your answer!
The Library provides quality and a variety of resources to our students and faculty in support of their teaching, learning and research activities. Our one-stop search library resources discovery platform, LibSearch, offers a single point of discovery for all types of library resources, including databases, journals, books, dissertations, reference resources, multimedia materials, past examination papers and course readings. Start exploring our rich library resources on LibSearch
Student Library Assistants Programme – one step further to engage our students!
The Library started the Student Library Assistants Programme in 2018 to engage our students in our daily operations and special projects.
Our Student Library Assistants serve as our Library Ambassadors to conduct guided tours to visitors and freshmen. They also helped in the daily operations or some special projects of the Library. We would also invite our Student Library Assistants to give us their opinions about the Library services. One example was that some of them had joined our focus group meetings for the Library Learning Space Enhancement Project and provided feedback useful to our planning of the Project.
From their contract end questionnaires, we learned that our Student Library Assistants enjoyed their work in the Library. They also expressed their views and comments about the programme in the questionnaires.
Our Student Library Assistants are great help to our library staff. We value their suggestions which would help us to endeavor for more improvement. Each year, we will present a Certificate of Appreciation to those who would leave their services due to contract end or upon graduation.
Would you like to be a member of our Student Library Assistants and help the Library to become a better place for learning and studying? We would recruit new members every year, just stay tuned and watch out for our news on the recruitment!
Thanks to all our new and serving Student Library Assistants! All the best to those who will graduate soon!
Creative achievements of our students
We were thrilled to receive the news earlier that several literary works of our students from the Department of Creative Arts, School of Arts & Social Sciences were being selected and published in the literature journals. This is a great recognition of our students in their writing endeavors. These two literary journals are highly recommended by the School and subscribed by the Library. Why not go and check out their writings?
《了無生趣的日常》 by Mr. Chan Ho Lam (陳浩霖)
Mr. Chan has adopted the writing style of French Nouveau Roman in this work which is his honours project fiction.
Dr Rebecca Leung's review article on his work was also published in the same journal issue.
》(雙月刊) (Volume 14: No.2, 2019 Apr):
Three students’ assignments have been selected and published as a series in this issue.