A. External Reader Cards

Eighteen 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 

Library No. of
Privilege / Loan Period Fines
The Chinese University of Hong Kong 3 14 days (staff) /
5 days (postgraduate & research assistant) /
3 days (undergraduate)
Gratia Christian College 3
The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong 3
The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts 3
Hong Kong Baptist University 2
Hong Kong Chu Hai College 3
Hong Kong Metropolitan University 3
Hong Kong Nang Yan College of Higher Education 3
HKSKH Ming Hua Theological College 3
Institute for Tourism Studies (Macau) 2
Lingnan University 3
Saint Francis University (formerly Caritas Institute of Higher Education) / Caritas Bianchi College of Careers 2
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) /
5 days (postgraduate & research assistant)


University of Macau Library offers visitors access (no reader card is required). Staff or postgraduates & research assistants may request a borrower card provided by the Library. For details, please contact User Services by email (libcirc@hksyu.edu).


  • 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 processing fee and card replacement fee if charged by the relevant institution.