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.

Newspapers and Current Periodicals are Moving

As part of a set of Learning Spaces Enhancements, several collections are moving back to the ground floor from LG1.

The Newspapers and Current Periodicals are moving during th next ten days.

This will bring them together with the Popular Books collection in a pleasant environment overlooking the Library Garden. The back issues of the Newspapers will be available in the Garden Lobby, along with some sofas for reading.

Collections are moving

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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archival materials; such as antique maps of China, classical science and technology-related rare books, and HKUST historical documents.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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SpringerLink Migration – Personal Accounts “will be lost”

If you use any of the e-journals on SringerLink, please note that there will be some changes in the service starting at 6:00pm on 15 October (Monday):

  • All connections will be automatically migrated to a new platform with new features
  • Due to privacy reasons, all existing individual (My SpringerLink) accounts will not be migrated and these accounts will be lost.

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Android Application Now Available!

You can now search the HKUST Library Catalog on your Android-based smart phone using a specialized Android App!

Visit for information or to install it to your Android device.

This application provides a simple interface for you to search the million books and other items in the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) Library. It is based on the RSS syndication features offered by SmartCAT, HKUST Library’s web 2.0 enriched library catalog system.

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Wifi Printing From Your Laptop!

Wifi Printing From Your Laptop!  Print from your laptop to the Library’s Networked Copier

You can print to the networked copier in the Information Commons from any Windows or Macintosh computer.  All you have to do is download and install the driver for the printer.

Visit the Wireless Printing section of the IC’s Printing page for the driver download links and other details.

Media/Study Room Upgrades

The 4 Media/Study Rooms on LG1 have recently been upgraded, with much larger televisions and with a networked PC for each room.

In addition to viewing items from the Media Resources collection, you can also connect your laptop to the VGA switchbox, and use the large screen for your own study groups.

The three larger rooms each now have a 55″ High Definition Television. The one smaller room is equipped with a 32″ model.

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