In the Library catalog, search the language in the subject field. Take German as an example, the following will be of interest:
If you want to learn Cantonese, use the subject "Cantonese dialects".
Beside library materials, the Catalog also helps you find items in the Language Center's Self Access Center.
Subject Guide on Language Dictionaries
Library materials may sometimes be mis-shelved or taken away by other users. If an item cannot be found on the shelf while it is listed as "Available" in the Library Catalog, try finding it again for the next two days. If it is still not available, fill out an Item Search Request online, or at the Circulation Counter. Library staff will search for the item and notify you when found.
Although the Library does not collect music scores as a general rule, it does hold some music anthologies, song books and some titles of Chinese songs and traditional operas. Since the collection is small in size, the best way to explore it is to browse the M and MT sections of the Book Collection on LG4.
University libraries that support music programs have rich music collections. Search HKALL to find items of your interest.
Fiction is kept in various sections of the subject class "P", according to the language of the original work. The Library also maintains a small collection of award-winning children's novels in section PZ.
The Subject Guide on Literature
Some old syllabi, course outlines and past examination papers are kept in the University Archives Room on 1/F. They are collected every 5 years as samples to reflect curriculum development, rather than as a "past paper collection". Contact Archives staff (2358-6784 or email@example.com) to check if the materials you want is available. Note that you need your department's permission to access the materials.
It is important to observe and respect copyright laws.
The Copyright Amendment (2007) allows "fair dealing" in copying for private study, research, and instruction at non-profit schools and universities. One of the important principles is that of "reasonable extent".
A general rule of thumb would be less than 10% of an entire book, or a chapter of a book (if it is less than 10%) or a single article from a journal issue.