Physical Collections

Open Access Collection

The bulk of the Library’s book collection is located on open shelves, which can be borrowed out-of-the library for one week and two weeks for students and staff respectively.


Reserve Collection

Materials in high demand and often recommended by academic staff are placed on reserve. The Reserve Collection which caters for rapid circulation of items in high demand is located behind the Circulation Desk. Items are issued for short periods only, usually for part of a day, overnight or over the weekend.


Reference Collection

Located in a separate shelving sequence, the collection includes, among others, reference books such as atlases, bibliographies, encyclopaedia and dictionaries which are for use in the Library only and may not be borrowed.


Special Collections

Special Collections are located in a separate shelving sequence. Research reports, government publications, archival materials, rare materials, multimedia resources, dissertations, theses, hard copies of past examination papers and other loose-leaf materials constitute special collections. As more Library space becomes available, Special Collections will be developed.


Periodicals Collection

The Library subscribes to a selection of local and international academic journals, magazines and newspapers and receives others as donations. Issues of journals and periodicals are located in a separate shelving sequence and may be used in the Library only.