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Course Reserves


Course Reserves is one of the library service to support teaching and learning in the Library. Teaching staff can make request to the Library and place the essential course items, such as books, AV materials which available in the library collection or library subscribed electronic books in the Course Reserves to facilitate students’ accessibility to the course related resources.

Location of Course Reserves

The items in the Course Reserves are for short loan period only. Students can access the Course Reserves Collection in the Circulation Counter, 1/F of the Library.

Loan Quota and Period

Subject to the borrower’s type, a maximum of 10 Course Reserves Items can be borrowed at any one time. For loan quotas of different borrowers, please refer to HERE

Different Course Reserves items will have different loan periods, ranging from 3 hours to 7 days. A fine for HK$1/hour for per 3 hours item or HK$5/day for per 2 Days or 7 Days item will be levied on late returned items. 

Searching Course Reserves Items

Borrowers can search the Course Reserves Collection via 1-Search by course code, course name or instructor name.

For printed items, borrowers can check the call number and availability of the Course Reserve item before checking-out at the Circulation Counter.

For electronic items, borrowers can simply access by via 1-Search. After searching the title, the materials will be accessed by clicking the “Online access” button after logging in.

Online access button

Placing Items in Course Reserves (Teaching staff only)

Teaching staff can place items in Course Reserves by making requests at Please submit one form per course. If the item is not available in the Library Collection, you may request the Library to make purchase recommendation. Alternatively, you can make request via the Course Readings @ Library application.

The Library will process the Course Reserves request within 7 working days, except for those requested items which are not available in the Library. Comprehensive information in the request will speed up the process and time lag should be expected during the peak seasons.

Items will only be put on reserve for that particular study term. All the expired printed and electronic items will be removed from the Course Reserves Collection. Extension of items to put on reserve can be requested by email.

For enquiries, please email to or call 2616 8586.