Library Facilities

A. Circulation Desk
B. Information Desk
C. Learning Commons
D. Teaching Reference
E. IT Facilities
F. Three Different Areas in the Library
G. Study Facilities
H. Others

A. Circulation Desk

The circulation desk is located on the G/F where you can borrow and return library materials. When you wish to borrow library items, please bring them together with a valid student / staff I.D. card to the service counter.

B. Information Desk

Our library staff provide assistance on the following aspects:

You can submit your enquiry by email: libinfo@hksyu.edu or by phone: (852) 2806-5113, (852) 2806-5114. The Information Desk are located on 2/F, 3/F and 6/F.

C. Learning Commons

The Learning Commons is located on the 6/F. It brings services together in one location that enhance self-learning, language learning, research, study and leisure at the University. This visible and accessible space recognizes the role of the Library as the gathering place for students to study, engage in writing and research, and learn in collaborative settings.

The major facilities in the Learning Commons include:

1. Multimedia Stations

Listening and viewing facilities for library audio-visual materials are available in the Learning Commons. Please register at 6/F service counter.

2. Learning Laboratory / Discussion Rooms

The Learning Commons has 1 Learning Laboratory and 2 discussion rooms. The 2 discussion rooms are available to Library patrons for group study or group meeting. Please access Learning Commons to view the room booking status before you register at 6/F service counter.
The Learning Laboratory includes around 25 individual study carrels equiped with multimedia computers for private learning. Please note that booking is necessary and limites to staff only.

D. Teaching Reference

The Special Collections Area on 3/F has a small corner that collects Teacher Reference materials. Facilities such as computers and scanners are provided for teaching staff only.

E. IT Facilities

1. Wireless LAN

Hong Kong Shue Yan University Library is pleased to offer wireless Internet access to patrons with wireless-enabled devices. Patrons can access the Internet with their notebook computers on G/F and 2/F - 6/F of the library. For the details, please refer to Wireless LAN Area

2. PC Workstations

There are over 81 workstations with printing function on 2/F to 6/F that offer free access to the internet, online databases and library catalogue. Library users can also make use of Microsoft Office to create Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents. Data analysis and accounting softwares such as SPSS, DacEasy, MYOB are installed in workstations. The printing guidelines are available next to each photocopying / printing machine.

For details, please refer to the inventory list

3. Photocopying / printing / scanning

Multifunction printers are located on 2/F to 6/F. Copying and scanning of materials in any formats may be illegal without the permission of the copyright owner.

 
Photocopying
Printing
Scanning
 
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2/F - 6/F

Starting from September 2014, the Library will stop providing Smartcards (Photocopying cards) purchasing or recharging services.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Users shall pay by Octopus card. The charges for photocopying and printing are:

Octopus A4@ 2/F - 6/F A3@ 2/F - 6/F
Black & White $0.3 $0.6
Colour $1.8 $3.6
Scanning Free of charge

Please refer to the Kyocera Operation Guide

4. Notebook Computers

Three notebook computers and two tablets are available for short loan to Staff, Postgraduates and Undergraduates. They are available on a first come, first served basis. User can borrow one notebook in one time at 6/F counter. Notebook can only be used within the Library and it must be returned on the same day. The loan policy is as below:

Quota Loan Period Renewal Fines
1 4 hours N/A $30/hour

Hardware Specification:

Model No Specification
Notebook Computers Lenovo Idealpad 100 Intel Core i5-5200U, 8GB RAM, 360GB SSD
Tablets iPad Air 2 Wifi, 64GB / 16GB

Please note that user is fully responsible for any damage or lost. Since reborn software is installed in notebook, user file stored in hard disk will be erased when PC is rebooted. Please copy user file to USB flash drive or cloud before switching off the notebook.

F. Three Different Areas in the Library

Three areas are designed in the Library to suit different needs of users:

G. Study Facilities

1. Study Carrels

Library has provided some individual study carrels for private study. They are located on 2/F, 4/F & the Law Library.

2. Discussion Areas

The discussion areas are located on 2/F, 5/F and 6/F of the library. They are separate areas providing large tables for group discussions.
There are also two multi-purpose discussion rooms located at 6/F Learning Commons.

H. Others

Drinking Fountains

Six drinking fountains are installed on each of the Library floors.