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.
|19 Sep 2013|
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.
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archival materials; such as antique maps of China, classical science and technology-related rare books, and HKUST historical documents.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.
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):
Now that the glass wall work on LG1 has finished, the closed off study area on LG4 has reopened.
The stairwell from G/F all the way down to LG4 also opened this morning.
You can now search the HKUST Library Catalog on your Android-based smart phone using a specialized Android App!
Visit http://www.appbrain.com/app/hkust-library-catalog/hkust.LibraryCatalog.gui 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.
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.
After a couple years of trying, the Library pleased to announce that we now have an Octopus machine at the main Circulation Counter.
You can now choose to pay your fines using your Octopus card, instead of cash – a service which has been requested by many users.
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.
24″ LCD Computer Monitors have now been added to 8 of the group study rooms – with a VGA cable for you to connect your laptop!
Just plug in your PC, set it to mirror the signal, turn on the monitor, and share your screen with the rest of your group.