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Ask a Librarian: Supporting you from simple enquiries to personalised advisory service


Ask a Librarian

Service Hours: 9 am - 6 pm, Monday to Friday (except holidays)

Service Hours: 9 am - 5 pm, Monday to Friday (except holidays)


Level 3

Information Counter 

via Zoom











Research Consultation

Make an appointment

(For postgraduates and academic staff)

Remote access: E-resources at your finger tips


 Remote  Access



Reading list






Through the ReadingList@HKUL, you can get direct access to your course materials in a wide range of materials, such as books, ebooks, online articles,YouTube or websites.

If you are a teacher and would like to set up a reading list for your students, contact your librarians to find out more about the Reading Lists Service.

If you are a student and would like to see a reading list in your Moodle course, consider sending this link to suggest to your teacher.

Library training




Attend our Webinars via Zoom.  Check out the schedule!

Library course materials
Many library course materials are available on our Library Course Materials webpage. Visit the webpage and explore the resources and search skills listed below:

  • Cited Reference Search
  • Endnote Workshops
  • Find@HKUL: Show & Tell
  • HKU Freshmen (Undergraduates)
  • Postgraduate Library Workshop
  • Turnitin Seminar for RPG Students


Opening hours


 Opening  Hours


In line with the recent announcement from the HKU Task Force on Infectious Diseases, the Libraries has gradually resumed more services from 4 May 2020 (Monday) with access to current HKU/HKU SPACE staff and students ONLY. Access to other users will be introduced when the HKU Taskforce on Infectious Diseases determines it to be safe

Please check our latest opening hours on or contact respective service points/offices for enquiries or available services.

Click here for the current Library Notice.

Lending services










Normal returns

  • Please use automatic book return units/book drops at Main Library or any branch libraries. Books can also be returned by post to “Lending Services Division, 2/F Main Library, the University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong (ATTN: Book returns (Circulation)”.

Due dates of the books

  • Books due before 3 May 2020 that are not requested by other users will be automatically extended to 8 June 2020.  Please check MyAccount@HKUL for the new due dates or contact for assistance.

Recalled items

  • Please return all recalled items according to the due date on the library notice. No extension will be granted to these items.

Current newspapers on Level 3 

  • Service suspended.

Thesis-binding service 

  • Service has been resumed from 21 April 2020. Call 3917-2249 for enquiries.

Resources on COVID-19

Resources on COVID-19   

This guide is a work in progress. More content will be added as information and resources become available.