Lift B Renovation – March 7 -> June 4 2022

The Library’s Lift B will be renovated over the next several months, during which it will be out of service.  Please use Lift A and Lift C, or the stairs, for your movement between floors.

Library Lift B Location
Library Lift B Location

We apologize for the inconvenience caused, but now is the best time to do the renovations to the lift to minimize disturbance to staff and students.

HKUST Library Furniture Preview Survey

The HKUST Library is replacing all research carrels on LG3 and LG4 with new furniture.  The initial preview samples are now available in the back of the Library G/F.

If you have time, please take a look and let us know what you think!

You can write your comments on the boards near the furniture, or you can fill out this online survey.

Furniture Mockups

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Actions Taken For Your Safety

In cooperation with several University departments, the Library has taken action to ensure your safety in the Learning Commons.
Some of these may cause you inconvenience.  Please be understanding and cooperate with our efforts, and with instructions from Library and Security staff.
Thank you!

Social Distancing

  • About ¾ of the chairs have been removed. Please do not move chairs around.  Over time, more chairs should return.

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Shred Confidential Failed Printouts

A Library user recently made a request:

I am looking for the services of Paper Shredder.  As a matter of fact, some of the documents, after printing and/or photocopying inside the library, have personal information.  It is no[t] a good idea to put them into paper recycle bag.  Thus, I would like to ask whether it is possible for library to provide paper shredder.

Yes – let’s give this a try! We have repurposed a small paper shredder and made it available for you to use.

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New and Improved Group Study Rooms

The Library is always working to improve services and facilities for your use.  Recently, we have been able to convert 3 more rooms into group studies!

Back in May, we added room LG4-02.  And this week we rolled out LG3-04 and LG3-08!  We still need to add some artwork to them, and the computer monitor in LG3-08 is a temporary one on the table – a proper 32″ wall-mounted monitor will be added later.

NEW! LG3-04 Group Study Room
NEW! LG3-04 Group Study Room

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Nasty Mess Left in Study Room

This week, the Library was able to extend the overnight study space to include all of LG1.  The plan is to try this out for the study and exam weeks to reduce the pressure on the existing 24-hour LC space.  We are able to do so through a lot of work and planning by Library staff, and with the help of University administration and support from FMO.

Sadly, some students abused this change, and they made a big mess in one of the Media Viewing rooms.

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Expanded Women’s Toilet Facilities for Exam Period

During the exam period, the Library provides 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 19-29 May.

Ground Floor men's toilet notice
Ground Floor men's toilet notice

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.

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