Circulation Services

The Library provides useful resources to support the curriculum of all programmes offered in the College. All staff and students are eligible to borrow library materials in person. Circulation services include borrowing, returns, renewals and requests are available at the Circulation Counter. The circulation services will be terminated 15 minutes before closing of the Library.

Borrowing privileges



Loan Limit: 6 items

Loan Period


Request Limit

General Collection / Yew Chung Collection

14 days

2 times

ECE Collection : 2

Others : 1

ECE Collection / AV Materials

7 days

Reference Collection / Serials (Back Issues)

Not for loan

Course reserves Collection

[placed at the counter]

4 hours


Loan Limit: 2



Academic Staff
Loan Limit: 20 items

Administrative Staff
Loan Limit: 10 items

Loan Period


Loan Period


General Collection /

Yew Chung Collection

Term period

(Please return at the End of Term)

3 times

30 days

3 times

ECE Collection

7 days

AV Materials / Serials (Back Issues) / Reference collection

7 days



  • A Library user is eligible to borrow Library materials with his or her valid College Identity Card.
  • All Library materials must be checked out at the Circulation Counter properly.
  • There may be disciplinary action against students who take out materials from the Library without proper checkout or authorization, any kinds of excuses will not be accepted.


  • All borrowed materials shall be returned on or before the due date.
  • Fines will be counted from the first overdue date.


  • Renewal can only be made on or before due date (excluding requested item[s]).
  • Users can make renewal onlinein person.
  • Renewal cannot be made if the item is requested by others.
  • When renewing items, it will base the new due date on the current date.

Book requests (HOLD)

  • Users can request loaned items via the Library online catalogue.
  • An email notice will be sent to alert the user when the item is ready to be picked up at the Circulation Counter.
  • Requested (HOLD) items must be picked up within 4 days from the date of notice (excluding Sundays, & Public Holidays), or else the request will be cancelled.
  • Book requests can only be made on the loaned item.

Items not for loan

  • References
  • Serial 
  • Newspaper

Charge for loss and damage

  • Loss or damage of loan items should be reported to the Circulation Counter as soon as possible.
  • A charge for lost/damaged Library materials will be imposed. Charges will depend on the situation.
  • The charge is calculated based on the replacement cost of the damaged/lost item plus a processing fee of $60.
  • All lost and damaged items remain the property of the Library. All sums paid are non-refundable.

Assumed lost

An overdue item that accrues the maximum fine is assumed lost. The borrower will be billed accordingly and his/her borrowing privileges will be suspended. The charge is calculated based on the replacement cost of the lost item, a processing fee of $60, and the maximum overdue fine. All assumed lost items remain the property of the Library.

Formula per item: Replacement cost of the lost item + $60 ( a processing fee ) + $50 ( the maximum overdue fine)

Course Reserve collection

As requested by academic staff and the demand of Course, the Library may put books or other materials in Course Reserve Collection for four-hour loan. The collection is placed at the counter. Students are not encouraged to take away reserve materials from the Library.

Overdue fines

  Overdue Fine * Maximum Fine
Book Collection / 
Audio-visual Collection
$2/day $50/item
Course Reserved Collection $2/hour $50/item

*Sun, Public Holidays, Additional Holidays & Special Events (excluding Early Closure)