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Getting Started with the Library

This guide is a starting point for you to discover the great and wonderful world of the Library, and to see how we can help you achieve your academic and personal goals.

Know your Library

The best way to get to know your Library is to participate in a Library Orientation Session/Tour, or to take our Online Orientation. You can also know your way around the Library by taking an Online Library Tour.

We have handy and printable guides to selected resources and services of the Library for: students and staff.

The Library's website is your gateway to access information about the Library, such as: library newsopening hours, our floor plan and various collections and services.

Wayfinding at Library

The Library's Service Robot, called Sibob, is now on board! You will find Sibob greeting you as you enter the Library. With its wayfinding function, Sibob can guide you to specific library locations. Sibob can also help you get familiar with the library space by conducting library tours. Come and meet Sibob!


Be Prepared

Your CityU ID card is required at all time to enter CityU Library, borrow Library items and use our facilities.

You need your EID in order to access and use a variety of Library resources, services and facilities. Sign in your Library Account using your Electronic ID (EID) and AD/LAN password, the same as those for university PCs.

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Find Information

Use our CityU LibraryFind to find books, audiovisual materials, dissertations, journal titles, articles and more, collected by the Library.


The default scope is Books, Media & Articles+. You may select other scopes, such as Books & Media+ and Articles+, to suit your needs. To get started with CityU LibraryFind, refer to the Getting Started Tips

On the result page, you can narrow the search results by Availability, Resource Type, or other options under Refine My Results (on the right side of screen).

Refer to this short video for more.

Use our Library databases for content of specialist databases such as law information and company and financial data. To select the appropriate databases to use, refer to this short video.

Google Scholar Search

Findit@CityU with Google Scholar tells you whether your search results in Google Scholar are available within the Library's subscription. If yes, the "Findit@CityU" link will be displayed next to the search result. You can then access the full text of the resource.


This function is automatic if you use Google Scholar within campus. If you want to use it from off campus, you need to reset your Web browser the first time you use it. To learn more, refer to Findit@CityU in Google Scholar.

Borrow Materials

Loan periods and quotas vary by user type. Remember to return or renew materials on time. Fines will be charged for late return materials. All checked-out books are subject to recall.

Book recall - Requesting a checked-out item

My Library Account, Library correspondence, EasyService

Use Facilities

The Library provides PCs, group study rooms, and study carrels to support your learning. To avoid disappointment, book these facilities in advance! Visit the Library Study Space & PC Booking System!
Photocopying and printing services are available in the Library.
The whole Library is Wi-Fi covered. As a CityU student or staff, you can gain access to the Internet via Wi-Fi using your Wi-Fi phone, tablet or notebook computer. To connect to the Wi-Fi, refer to the online guidance prepared by CSC.

Learn Information Research Skills

To help you become an effective, independent and self-directed learner, the Library offers various instruction services to assist you in developing your information research skills to find and use various resources effectively.

We have a wide range of library workshops for you

You can acquire information skills at your own pace!

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