May 09 2013
With a donation of $3 million from Dr Ko Pui-shuen, Chairman of Kingrich Asia Holdings Limited, the Library has initiated two projects to enhance access to and use of the University Archives & Special Collections.
Building a Special Collections Gallery
In addition to providing reading and research space for users, the Gallery will be dedicated to exhibitions of our Special Collections and University archival materials; such as antique maps of China, classical science and technology-related rare books, and HKUST historical documents. During the past few months, we have worked with the designer to come up with a design layout and are in the process of selecting a construction vendor. The target completion date is August 2013.collections, construction, exhibition, facilities, news
The ePublishing platform version of the Libary Newsletter is now available at http://epublish.ust.hk/?LIBRARY/issue88news, newsletter
Apr 29 2013
The tables on LG4 at the bottom of the void – the ones with lights on them – have been modified.
The lights are now under your control, instead of being managed from the central switch box.
Each of those tables now has a light switch – so if you need a bit of extra light during the day, you can turn the light on.
Please remember to turn the light off when you leave – saving energy is a task for all of us, working together.facilities, furniture, lights
Through the efforts of PTC, recent issues of the Library Newsletter are now also available on the campus e-publishing platform! One of the benefits of using that platform is greater space for pictures, so you may want to go take a look.news, newsletter
Feb 08 2013
carpet, commons, construction, facilities
We note that some students are planning another so-called “Silent Dance Party”.
Last year, the Library received complaints about this activity from students studying in the Library at the time. We also saw that some of the participants danced on tables, which presented a danger to the dancers, people near-by, and the facilities.
Library staff members work to help make the Library and Learning Commons a place conducive to learning & research. We ask all students to help maintain a quiet study atmosphere. This activity would disrupt this atmosphere.facilities, noise, shhhh, silent dance
Dec 04 2012
During the exam period, the Library will be providing an additional women’s toilet during the examination period.
This will be done by converting the G/F Men’s Toilet to Women’s use from 10-21 December.
So there will be two Women’s Toilets on G/F during exams, as well as one on each of the other floors. Men’s toilets will continue to be available on the other floors.facilities, toilet
Dec 03 2012
The Library has just added lighting to the ‘point’ area of the LG4 study area.
The lights are controlled by a switch on the wall next to the window – so feel free to turn them on or off as appropriate to your study needs.facilities, seats, study
The Library has added temporary seating for an additional 36 students to the back hallway on the First Floor (1/F).
These seats are available during the exam period from now until 21 December.
We’ll see how much it gets used, and decide whether to do this again in the Spring.Tags: furniture, seats, study
Oct 11 2012
If you use any of the e-journals on SringerLink, please note that there will be some changes in the service starting at 6:00pm on 15 October (Monday):
An update to the Library home page was rolled out today, and we hope you like it!
The changes rolled out help us to respond to your comments in the Library Survey, where you asked for less of a text focus, more graphics, larger picture, and a few other things.
Feb 28 2012
You may have noticed that the front doors of the Learning Commons are temporarily closed. The contractor is now installing some overhead elements linking the outside red fins to the inside zones of the Commons. The work should be done in about a week, after which the whole entry area will have a much improved feel. We hope you like it!
The mobile version of the HKUST Library website is now available at http://library.ust.hk/m!
Nov 14 2011
The remaining six outdoor study tables have been delivered and installed, including one wheelchair-accessible table on LG3. The furniture order for the six outdoor terraces on LG1, LG3 and LG4 is now complete.
We have also added one outdoor table to the decking area in the Library Garden on the ground floor. Now we need to know what you think about having more tables there. We need to balance the amount of open space with the number of tables.furniture, scenery, terrace