A. External Reader Cards

Seventeen academic libraries provide External Reader Cards for the HKSYU staff and students. Readers can go to the G/F Circulation Counter to borrow them. External Reader Cards provide access to their own libraries. Although the printed materials are not allowed to borrow, readers can access some e-databases on-site.

External Reader Cards Availability (note: In view of the pandemic, the borrowing privilege of external reader cards may be temporarily suspended, subject to the policy of the libraries.)

Library No. of
Privilege / Loan Period Fines
Hong Kong Baptist University 2 14 days (staff) /
3 days (student)
Caritas Bianchi College of Careers /
Caritas Institute of Higher Education
The Chinese University of Hong Kong 3
Hong Kong Chu Hai College 3
Gratia Christian College 3
The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong 3
The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts 3
Hong Kong Metropolitan University 3
Hong Kong Nang Yan College of Higher Education 3
Institute for Tourism Studies (Macau)* 2
Lingnan University 3
Tung Wah College 3
The University of Hong Kong 12
UOW College Hong Kong 3
Vocational Training Council Libraries* 4
Yew Chung College of Early Childhood Education 3
Education University of Hong Kong 3 14 days (staff) /
3 days (postgraduate)


* Due to campus entrance arrangements of the instructions during the pandemic, the reader cards are suspended.

  • One Reader Card can be borrowed each time, and no renewal is allowed.
  • Reader cards that are overdue for more than 30 days will be assumed lost and the reader has to pay for the replacement fee.
  • Lost Card processing fee:
    HK$50 administrative fee and card replacement fee if charged by the relevant institution.

More information:

A temporary Pass (a duration of 3 days) of the University of Hong Kong Libraries can be issued through the Hong Kong Central Library for users. For further information, please visit the Hong Kong Public Libraries or call 2921-0222.