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Library Orientation for HKU SPACE International College & Community College Students: Find a Book

Getting Started Guide for HKU SPACE International College and Community College students

Database

Database: Find@HKUL

  1. Go to HKUL homepage 
  2. Start with the search box on the HKUL homepage.

Find a Book

Example

Find Books:

Wilkinson, C., & Weitkamp, E. (2016). Creative research communication : Theory and practice. Manchester : Manchester University Press.

Agger, P., Stephenson, R., & Hasenkam, J. (2017). A practical guide to biomedical research : For the aspiring scientist.  Cham: Springer.

1.  Search

(a) Click "Author / Title ".

(b) Enter the Book Title and press Enter.

         

2. Locate

Print Book

(a) Select the record you want. 

         

(b) Note down the following information and get the book:

  • Call Number: 378.0014 W68
  • Location: Main Library
  • Status: Available

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E-book

(a) Click "Online access".

(b) Login with your Library card number and PIN for access.

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Tips: When the book is not available in HKUL...

Example:

Hyland, K. (2000). Disciplinary discourses : Social interactions in academic writing. New York: Longman.

1. Online Request:

Request is accepted for the book with status:

  • On loan until DD/MM/YYYY hh:mm:ss (Checked out by another user)
  • On Holdshelf until DD/MM/YYYY (Held for another user)

(a) Sign in before placing a request on checked-out item.

(c) Click on "Request this copy" button in "Get it" tab in order to place a hold.

(d) You will be asked to select a pickup location. Then, click "Request" button to submit the request online.

(e) A confirmation message "Request placed" is shown if the request is successful. An email notification will be sent to you when the requested item is ready for pick-up.

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2. HKALL

Request is accepted for books with the following status:

  • Not available in the HKUL
  • With the status "Available" in other UGC libraries

(a) Enter the book title and choose "HKALL" as the search scope. 

(b) Sign in before placing a request.

(c) Click “HKALL request” to initiate a request of physical item from other UGC-funded libraries.

(d) Fill out the resource information if any (one request per volume) and choose preferred pick up location. 

(e) Click “Request” button to submit the request online. 

Find out more about HKALL borrowing service here.

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