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Library Guide for Postgraduate Students


In the Libraries, you can find a variety of space and facilities for different purposes.

Check-out the Book-a-Space page for an overview of the facilities and make a booking. Or scroll down for more details.

Also pay attention to the booking policy beforehand to make sure you can enjoy the most from the booking.


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Research Carrels

Need a space to focus on your research and study?

Research carrels are provided for HKU higher degree students who are enrolled in Master's or Doctoral programs. These carrels can be booked for a half-month period and are conveniently located in the Main Library and some branch libraries. They are accessible during the opening hours of the respective spaces. 

You can check out the Research Carrels Booking Policy Page for more detailed information. 

Process 1st semi-month (1st to 15th) 2nd semi-month (16th to end of month)
Online booking 16th to 25th 1st to 11th
Notification on ballot result 26th 12th
Online confirmation 26th to 29th 12th to 15th
Check-in period 3 working days 3 working days

Check-out the details and make a booking here.


Need a space for discussion and collaboration, face-to-face or via Zoom, with your instructors and peer students?

Discussion rooms, Concept and Creation rooms, AV group viewing rooms, and other collaboration areas are available in Main Library and branch libraries.

Check-out the details and make a booking here.


Virtual Tour for Tin Ka Ping Education Library (Level 3, Main Library)

Quiet Study

Need a space for quiet study?

You can find a variety of single study spaces for private and reflective research in the Main Library and branch libraries. Examples include study tables, single study rooms, and study tables in the Deep Quiet Room.

The Deep Quiet Room is ideal for quiet study — Not even computers, mobile phones or other audiovisual equipment are allowed!

Check-out the details and make a booking here.


Virtual Tour for Study Zone, Level 3, Main Library


Need to use a computer?

Computers are available in Main Library and branch libraries. There are over 100 computers with Internet connection and software applications in support of study and research. Some popular software applications include Microsoft Office, EndNote, SPSS, and NVivo.

Check-out the details and make a booking here.


Virtual Tour for Technology Zone, Level 3, Main Library

Photocopying, Scanning, and Printing

Need to scan, print or photocopy?

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You can find photocopiers, printers, and scanners in the Libraries.

They operate in the uPrint system, a quota-based system using the HKU staff/student/facilities access card for printing and photocopying on campus.

Click here to learn about the locations of printers, photocopiers, and scanners, the charges, and usage guidelines.

Emerging Technologies

Hope to experience emerging technologies?

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The Tech@Ingenium is a space for experiencing and conceptualizing creative ideas with workstations equipped with Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual reality (VR) and Mixed Reality (MR). Concept and Creation Rooms are available for users to conduct individual or group brainstorming sessions and idea generation.

Check-out the details here.


The Library Innovation Centre is the creative, collaborative and educational space which provides access to advanced software, emerging technologies and production equipment. You can find Editing Rooms, Digital Interactive Lab, 3D Scanners, 3D Printers, Laser Engraver & Cutter, Vinyl Cutter and more.

Check-out the details here.


Virtual Tour for Library Innovation Centre