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Important Information during the coronavirus situation


The Library & Learning Commons reopen on Monday, August 31.

  • Online access to e-books, journals, etc. continues 24/7.
  • Information Help service continues Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm.
  • Book & Media retrieval service pick-up available at the G/F Circulation Counter: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-9pm; Sat-Sun, 1pm-7pm.
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 9:00am to 5:00pm, 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.

Waiving Fines

  • All fines incurred from the Library’s special closure will be waived.
  • If you have difficulty returning items after the Library reopens, please contact us via email (
  • The Library will be flexible and waive the overdue fines as necessary. Due to the online system’s constraints, you may still receive auto-generated Overdue Notices. If you do, please ignore them, or contact us if you have questions.

Contact the Library

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

Thank you for your understanding.

HKUST Library

5 October 2020


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last modified 05 October 2020