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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Heartbleed Security Issue – Library Websites Patched

The HKUST Library takes computer security quite seriously.  As soon as information about Heartbleed came to light, Library Systems staff examined all our servers for vulnerability.  Fortunately, most Library systems never used the versions of OpenSSL which have this bug.  This includes the Library catalog, where your sensitive personal data remains secure.  Two servers were found to be vulnerable, and patches and upgrades were immediately applied to close this vulnerability.

As of Thursday afternoon, none of the Library servers were affected by Heartbleed.

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Expanded Women’s Toilet Facilities for Exam Period

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 9-20 December.

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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Special Collections Gallery and Digitization Project

 

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

Overview of Gallery Design Space

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archival materials; such as antique maps of China, classical science and technology-related rare books, and HKUST historical documents.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.

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LG4 Table Lights – You Have Control

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.

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Silent Dance Party is Not Silent

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.

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