The collection currently consists of 343,000 volumes. It covers a wide range of subjects and various reference sources available on databases.
A. Book and Reference Collection
The Chinese collection is kept on 2/F, 5/F, 6/F closed stack and Library Storage. The English collection is on 4/F, 5/F and Library Storage. The reference collection contains works such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories, yearbooks, almanacs and bibliographies. The prefix of reference collection is shown as R. All reference materials (except Library Storage items) are to be used within the library only.
B. Serials Collections
The Serials collection is kept on 3/F, 4/F and 6/F closed stacks. This collection includes a variety of print serial publications such as journals, newsletters, magazines, and newspapers. Current issues of journals are displayed on the front racks. Back issues are bound and the collection carries the prefix P, R or LP on spine-labels and catalogue entries. Unbound issues of periodicals are for use in the library only.
This collection includes over twenty local and overseas newspapers. Current issues are located on 3/F and 6/F. Some older issues are available on request at 2/F counter. All newspapers are for library use only.
D. Special Collections
The Special Collections include annual reports, research papers, overseas documents, student reports and teaching references that are kept at 3/F and 6/F closed stacks. Annual reports are shelved in open stack located at the end of the bound journal area. Research papers, overseas documents and student reports are kept in Special Collections next to the information counter. These materials are on a three-hour-loan and to be used within the library. All teaching reference materials are for staff use only.
- Annual reports
- Research papers
- Student reports
- Overseas documents
- Teaching references
E. Reserve Collection
Some textbooks, supplementary materials or highly demanded materials are put to reserve collection upon requested by academic staff. Reserve collection is available for a three-hour-loan with no renewal and can only be used within the library. Users can borrow these materials at 3/F circulation counter.
F. Law Collection
Law Collections are kept separately in a special law library at 4/F. Collections include English/Chinese monographs, bound and current issues of journals and reference materials. English collection (classified numbers 340-349) carries the prefix L ; Chinese collection (classified numbers 570-589) carries the prefix CL ; Journals carry the prefix LP. ; Reference materials carry the prefix RL.
Beijing University (Law Theses)
Our Law Library has Beijing University Theses. They are for use within the library only. Law theses carry the prefix CCB PKU (Bachelor Degree) and CC PKU (Master Degree).
G. AV Collection
Collections include CDs, VCDs, DVDs, Blu-ray discs, USB drive, etc. are located in 6/F Learning Commons. Prefix on the spine labels and the catalogue entries carries capital letters are as follow:
- AVC for CD-ROMs, audio CDs, video CDs and floppy disks,
- AVD for for DVDs, DVD-ROMs, Blu-Ray discs, USB drive,
- AVK for Kit set,
- AVR for reference AV materials and
- MC for Language Learning Kits.
Non-print materials accompanied with books (Prefix:AVC(C), AVD(C), AVS(C) and AVV(C)) are kept at G/F circulation counter.
Local TV Programmes (HKSYUTUBE)
To enhance the media collection, the HKSYU Library has accomplished agreements with TVB, ATV, RTHK and ViuTV to record some TV programmes for academic and research use.
Students and staff can watch the programs via HKSYUTUBE.
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H. Rare Book Collection
『……我相信這套叢書將會成為老師和同學們更好了解中國燦爛文化的窗口，幫助 學校教學和科研工作的開展……』袁貴仁 先生 (國家教育部副部長) 2007/01/24
I. CSIDS Titles
On 29 October 2013, the five tertiary institutions including Hong Kong Metropolitan University (Former The Open University of Hong Kong, OUHK), Caritas Institute of Higher Education, Chu Hai College of Higher Education, Tung Wah College and Shue Yan University held a launch ceremony at OUHK for a new project on developing an e-library system. The Quality Enhancement Support Scheme (QESS) under the Self-financing Post-secondary Education Fund has approved a grant of more than $50 million to support the project for three years in building an online Collection Sharing and Information Discovery System (CSIDS) and a new e-book collection with around 20,000 titles.
CSIDS provides a next generation search and discovery tool to facilitate faculty members and students among the five libraries to find and access the library and e-book collection through a one-stop search user interface. Under QESS, the five libraries will collaboratively acquire a number of e-books to enrich digital content. As CSIDS is now under construction, University Library lists out the acquired e-book titles in the option “CSIDS Titles” which is under the menu “Collections” of library website. Library user with a valid account is welcome to access e-book and read. More e-book titles will be added frequently. Please stay tune for updates at Library Web Blog.