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Access Policy

Visitors to the Library

In order to maintain a quality and pleasant study environment, and ensure that the Library’s space and services are not overstrained, the Library has implemented a new card access policy.

New entry gates have been installed at the G/F entrance and “Card Access” is required at all times starting on 9th May 2016. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the University must use their university or library cards for entry. Access to the Learning Commons after the Library closes is restricted to current HKUST students and staff only. Children of faculty and staff under the age of eleven must be accompanied by their parent or other responsible adult.

Under the new policy, non-HKUST users with genuine academic research needs may apply for a Reader Card or a Borrower Card, subject to approval by the Library. In the summertime (June to mid-August) and during Winter Break (January), non-HKUST users may enter the Library after completing a simple registration process at the Circulation Counter.

For enquiries, call 2358-6772 or email

Guided Tours

Visits of unscheduled groups are limited to the Gallery area and should not go beyond the security gate.

In exceptional cases, tours conducted by library staff can be arranged through the Library Administration Office at 2358-6702.

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last modified 15 August 2017