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Important Information during the coronavirus situation


The Library and Learning Commons hours during Winter Break/Term:

Winter Break (23 Dec 2020 – 3 Jan 2021)
     Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm
     Saturday – Sunday Closed
Winter Term (4 – 31 Jan 2021)
     Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm
     Saturday – Sunday 1 pm – 5 pm


  • Online access to e-books, journals, etc. continues 24/7.
  • Information Help service continues Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm.
Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

For details, please refer to our Library Hours Page:

Library Materials Retrieval Service

The Library has a retrieval service for print books and media items (DVDs, CDs). 

  • Make your request online via PowerSearch (guide).
  • Once the items have been retrieved from the shelves, you will be notified for pick-up.

Group Study Rooms, Teaching Rooms & Interview Room

  • Only 17 group study rooms in the Learning Commons (LG1) are available with social distancing measures. All other group study rooms are closed.
  • IC Learning Space (G/F) is available for tutorials, seminars or classes of smaller size.
  • Interview Room (LG3) is available from 9am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday only. See the details here.
  • Additional rooms and spaces will reopen as the situation allows.

Off-campus Access to E-Resources

Almost all electronic resources are available for remote access.

Contact the Library

• Circulation: Tel. 2358-6772
• Information Help: Tel: 2358-6760 WhatsApp: 9701-1055 (text only)

Thank you for your understanding.

HKUST Library

23 December 2020


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last modified 23 December 2020