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Library Resources and Services for SCOPE Students

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Library services for SCOPE students

SCOPE students with a valid smart card issued by SCOPE will be able to access the Library and check out print items.

Items Quota/Periods
Loan/Request Quotas and Periods
Circulating Books 10 items / 30 days
Book Request Quota 2 items
Media Resources 1 item / in-house use only
Semi-closed (Reserve) / Closed Access Materials
3 items / 5 hours, 1 or 3 days

*For e-resources, refer to "Finding books, articles and more" below.

SCOPE students with e-Portal access: can use most PCs in the Library, including those in the Oval Computer Area and Information Space. For more information about the PCs available for use, refer to the Library  PC Interactive Floor Plan for Current CityU Staff and Students.

SCOPE students without e-Portal access: can use some of the PCs in the Library. Refer to the Library PC interactive Floor Plan for Other Library Ticket Holders.

Photocopiers are located at various locations within the Library. Fast printing services are located in the Oval Computer Area. Both are operated by Octopus cards.

  Photocopying Printing
Charging rates:
A4 Black & White HK$0.3 per page HK$0.3 per page
A3 Black & White HK$0.6 per page HK$0.6 per page
A4 Colour HK$3.0 per page HK$3.0 per page
A3 Colour HK$6.0 per page HK$6.0 per page

 *For more about Library's printing and photocopying services, refer to this page:


Finding books, articles, and more

Find books & media on a topic:

  • Do a keyword search using CityU LibraryFind. You are recommended to search in the Books and Media+ scope. Then refine your results by choosing Resource type.

  • Alternatively, you may use Advanced Search in CityU LibraryFind. Enter your keyword(s) and choose Resource Type.

Notes: SCOPE students can access most e-resources, including e-books, only within CityU Library or on campus. Remote/off-campus access to most e-resources is not available. In addition to CityU Library's resources, you can also access the e-resources provided by the awarding institution of your programme.

Use Library databases to find articles. SCOPE students can access most e-resources in the Library or on campus only. Only the ProQuest Databases can be accessed from off campus.

You can click on a database collection below to search across multiple ProQuest databases

or click on an individual database to perform your search in one database only.