Frequently Asked Questions

Access & Borrowing

Yes, they may apply for our Alumni Membership. Please refer to for details.

All practising school teachers in Hong Kong can apply for our School Teacher Membership, including substitute teachers. Applicants may either invite their school principals to endorse their applications or provide other proofs of employment in school acceptable to the Library.

For inquiry on membership, please call 2948 6658 or email to

Students of Doctoral, Master programmes, UGC-funded PGDE programmes, as well as academic staff and administrative staff of equivalent status are eligible to apply for JULAC (Joint University Librarians Advisory Committee) Borrower Cards free of charge.

UGC-funded undergraduate degree students may apply for JULAC Reader Cards. An annual fee of HK$50 will be charged by each host library for each registration and annual renewal.

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The Recall System is in place to speed up the circulation of seasonally high demand items, and is a common practice in local university libraries. When a book is recalled and the loan period is shortened, the borrower will still have at least 14 days to use it before returning.

Please refer to Library Regulations 4.7.  You can pay library fines online.

You may refer to the user guide on requesting materials beyond EdUHK Library.


Most EdUHK doctoral theses are open to public and they can be accessed through EdUHK Research Repository.

To locate students’ honors projects, you can either search EdUHK Research Repository or watch this video for instruction.

Yes, all EdUHK staff and students are welcome to use the Online Recommendation Form at to send specific purchase suggestions to the Library.

Try searching in iSearch. HKDSE past examination papers are located on 4/F for in-library use only.


No, the Library only provides RefWorks for EdUHK users, not EndNote.

Please try “Journal Citation Reports” or “SCImago Journal & Country Rank” for journal ranking indices. We have also prepared a library guide on “Research Impact” which will give you an introduction to the concepts of citation metrics.

There are several ways to speed up your search when you are conducting literature search off campus:
1. Install a Browser extension, e.g. Libkey Nomad;
2. Install a Bookmarklet;
3. Configure your Google Scholar.

For more details, please refer to this guide which provides different options for you to retrieve full text resources subscribed by the Library.


EdUHK Research Repository is the major knowledge management platform of EdUHK showcasing the range and level of research achievements of EdUHK members. To present your research output to the global academic community, you can simply send us a pre-published copy of your work with citation via email to We will settle all copyright issues for you.

We have prepared a guide on “Predatory Publishing” to give you some ideas.


Spaces, Services & Facilities

You may find a corner to attend Zoom classes at EI Hub on LP/F, The Lounge on G/F or Flexi Zone on 1/F. You can also find a place in most of the Future Classrooms when they not reserved for classes or other activities. Reservation information is displayed outside the classrooms.

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The Library provides a number of places for group works, including EI Hub on LP/F, The Lounge on G/F, as well as Discussion Zone and Flexi Zone on 1/F. In addition, you can use most of the Future Classrooms for group discussion when they are not reserved for classes or other activities. Reservation information is displayed outside the classrooms.

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Yes, library users may consume the following types of drinks in all areas of the Library: water in spill-proof containers; non-alcoholic drinks in cans, paper packs, bottles, disposal cups with lids and other spill-proof containers. For details, please read our Food and Drink Policy.

Library users may eat in the Lounge and EI Hub. However, only snack-size food items similar to those provided by the vending machines installed in the Lounge are allowed. All meals as well as hot, smelly or messy food items are not allowed. Please read our Food and Drink Policy for details.

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We have to maintain a proper level of temperature and relative humidity for long-term preservation of collections and equipment. Currently temperature is set at 23°C at Mong Man Wai Library which is already higher than the temperature range recommended by international standards. In addition, due to the large indoor space, it is difficult to maintain the same temperature across all areas. Please consider moving around to find a spot that best fits your need.

Air temperature and quality are regularly monitored by Estates Office. Users are also welcome to report any specific problems to counter staff for immediate follow up.

Yes, you are welcome to register for our SMS Alert Service. You will receive SMS messages when an item is due for return within 3 days, overdue, recalled or ready to pick up.

Please go to this page for registration:

For details of the opening hours of Mong Man Wai Library and Tseung Kwan O Study Centre Library, please refer to the Library Website at

The student who made the booking must check in on-site together with the other 2 registered group members within 15 minutes after the start of each session, otherwise the booking will be automatically cancelled by the system and the room will be released for booking by other groups for that session.

Yes, notebook computers are available for 3 hours loan at Circulation Counter on G/F of Mong Man Wai Library, and at counter of Tseung Kwan O Study Centre Library.

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