Finding & Borrowing Library Materials

You can borrow up to 50 items with your HKUST Card.

  • Use the Power Search to find out what the Library has and where things are.
  • Login to My Account to check your library record, renew books, & place holds.

Library collections

  • Course Reserve (Circulation & Reserve Counter G/F): Course materials that instructors set aside for you to read, listen or view; 2-hour, 24-hour or 3-day loan. Some are available online via the Library Catalog
  • Kindle Ebooks (Circulation & Reserve Counter G/F): 36 Kindle Paperwhite readers, each preloaded with hundreds of popular titles; 14-day loan
  • Popular Books (G/F): general fiction, biographies, picture books, bestsellers, award winners, etc. for fun and enjoyment.
  • Media Materials (LG1): Music CDs, movies and documentary films for 7-day loan; Media Reserve material for 3-hour loan
  • Books (LG3 and LG4): 4-week loan
  • Electronic Resources: 390,000 electronic books, 310 databases and 48,000 e-journals, accessible both on campus and off campus

Borrowing rules and related issues

Books in other libraries

Use Hong Kong Academic Library Link (HKALL) to search and request books from other local universities for pick up at the Library's Circulation & Reserve Counter. 15 day loan. If the book you need is checked out, you may make a request using the interlibrary loan system, we will reserve it and borrow it for you when it is returned.

Library classes

The Library organizes workshops to acquaint you with quality information sources in your disciplines and the skills to search, find, select and use information and resources effectively. 

To see upcoming classes, check Library event schedule.