Library Services (https://library.hkbu.edu.hk)
The University Library provides high-quality resources and services in support of the University's teaching, research, and learning activities. Located at the heart of the main campus, the Main Library is a hub of academic activity providing around 1,200 study places. Its Multimedia Learning Centre is equipped with PCs and a variety of audio-visual facilities to enable student use of multimedia materials and learning software. The Academic Commons encompassing two full floors of the Main Library features innovative collaborative spaces.
Students may search the Library's online and print collections through a sophisticated cloud-based system which is shared with the other UGC-funded libraries. The Library's holdings include:
- Over 1.3 million e-books and more than 1.2 million printed books
- Access to over 147,000 electronic journals
- Over 132,000 multimedia items (Blu-rays, DVDs, etc.)
The Library further supports the teaching, research, and learning needs of the University community through its comprehensive user enquiry service. Students are welcome to seek help with finding information for their assignments and research through various communication channels such as e-mail, instant chat messaging via WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, in-person at the Library’s Information Desk, etc.
In addition to the Main Library, all HKBU students may access our two branch libraries:
- Dr. Stephen Riady Chinese Medicine Library - Established in 2001, the Dr. Stephen Riady Chinese Medicine Library (CML) is the first library among the universities in Hong Kong dedicated to Chinese medicine. Located in the Jockey Club School of Chinese Medicine Building, the CML houses materials on Chinese medicine and related subjects. It provides over 110 study places.
- Shek Mun Campus Library - Located on the College of International Education (CIE)’s campus in Shatin, the Shek Mun Campus Library provides information resources and services in support of the CIE’s teaching and learning activities. With 2,500 square metres of space, it provides over 460 study places.
Living on campus helps immerse students in University life. Residential facilities on campus include the Undergraduate Halls and Dr. Ng Tor Tai International House. The University also manages Carlson Court in Kowloon City as off-campus student accommodation. It provides non-local students with better accommodation support in their senior years of studies at the University.
All residential facilities are equipped with basic furniture, air-conditioners and broadband internet access. Cleaning, security patrol and repairs and maintenance are carried out regularly to ensure a hygienic, safe and well-maintained living environment. Different student activities are organised throughout the year to enrich students' residence experiences.
For details, please refer to http://sa.hkbu.edu.hk.
Sports and Recreation Facilities
The University offers a wide range of sports facilities for university staff and students:
1) Wai Hang Sports Centre
- An indoor multi-purpose court which can be used for activities such as basketball, badminton or volleyball;
- A swimming pool;
- Two fitness rooms;
- Two multipurpose rooms;
- A dance room;
- Two squash courts; and
- Two tennis courts.
2) Dr. Stephen Hui Sports Hall
This indoor sports hall can be used for activities such as basketball, badminton, dance, gymnastics, table-tennis or volleyball.
3) Sports Hall in Madam Kwok Chung Bo Fun Sports and Cultural Centre
This indoor sports hall can be used for activities such as basketball, badminton, dance or volleyball.
4) Joint Sports Centre
The Joint Sports Centre is jointly owned by City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University, and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. It provides various outdoor sports facilities for use by students and staff:
a. IAAF Class II standard Track and Field facilities;
b. 11-a-side Grass Soccer Pitch;
c. Multi-purpose Court for basketball, volleyball, handball, or 5-a-side soccer;
d. Four Tennis Courts; and
e. Four-bay Golf Practice Area.
Information Technology Facilities (http://ito.hkbu.edu.hk)
The University has established an effective information technology infrastructure to meet the needs of the user community. In addition to wired networks, Wi-Fi services are also available throughout the campus in classrooms, laboratories, libraries, student residence halls and other public areas. Teaching and learning in lecture theatres and classrooms are all supported by computer-aided audio visual facilities. User Computing Centres and Learning Commons, equipped with advanced workstations and printing facilities, are also available at different campus locations. IT services, such as email services, e-Learning platform, University Portal and various information systems, can be easily accessed by students anywhere or anytime to facilitate their learning and research activities.