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.  

Borrowing privileges

All circulation services will be ended 15 minutes before closing of the library.

 

For the loan quota and loan periods of Library Materials & Laptop, please check below requirements:

General collection, Children's Books, Yew Chung Collection, Closed Collection & ECE Collection

Category of Borrower

Loan Quota

 

General Collection / Children's Books / 

Yew Chung Collection / Closed Collection

ECE Collection

Loan period

Renewal

Loan period

Renewal

Students

6 items

14 days

2 times

7 days

2 times

Academic Staff

20 items

30 days

3 times

7 days

3 times

Administrative Staff

10 items

30 days

3 times

7 days

3 times

AV Collection , Special Collection & Course Reserve

Category of Borrower

Loan Quota

AV Collection /

Special Collection

Loan Quota

Course Reserve

Loan period

Renewal

Loan period

Renewal

Students

2 items

14 days

2 times

2 items

4 hours

N/A

Academic Staff

4 items

30 days

3 times

4 items

4 hours

Administrative Staff

2 items

30 days

3 times

2 items

4 hours

1 If course Reserve item are borrowed within 4 hours of the Library Closing, the loans can be returned within the first hour of Library opening on the following day without overdue

Serials (Back issue) , Reference & Laptop

Category of Borrower

Loan Quota

Serials (Back issue) /

Reference

Loan Quota

2 Laptop

Loan period

Renewal

Loan period

Renewal

Students

N/A

N/A

N/A

1 SET

1 day

N/A

Academic Staff

4 items

7 days

3 times

Administrative Staff

4 items

7 days

3 times

2 The Laptop MUST be return on the same day of loan no later than 20 minutes before the Library is closed. Any late return after the Library is closed is treated as lost item

 Borrowing  

  • 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.

Returning

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

Renewal

  • 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)

Reserve collection

As requested by academic staff, the Library may put books or other materials in 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

Type of Library Materials *

Overdue Fine *

Maximum Fine

All printed collection

(expected Course Reserves)

 

Audio-visual Collection

$2/day

$50/item

Course Reserve

$2/hour

$50/item