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Limited Library Services From 4 May 2020 Until Further Notice

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Following the HKSAR Government’s announcement that public services will resume under a phased approach, the Library will make the following changes to library services effective from 4 May 2020 until further notice. 

1. Opening Hours

Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

2. Physical Access to the Library

  • The Library is restricted to registered users only. With effect of the latest security arrangements, other users who would like to enter the Library, they should present their relevant library cards (i.e. alumni library cards, external library cards, JULAC cards) before entering the campus for security checking.
  • If users have fever or any respiratory symptoms, they should refrain from coming to campus and the Library and seek medical consultation immediately.
  • Users are required to use hand sanitizer when entering the Library and wear their own face masks at ALL TIME in the Library.
  • Regular cleaning of the area will be provided.

3. Services and Facilities

  • Only Library Lobby, Chiang Chen Information Commons and study area at 1/F South will be open for access. All rooms and other parts of the Library will be closed for public access temporarily.
  • Public PCs and database workstations at the above area are available for use.
  • All drinking fountains are suspended.
  • User enquiries will be handled virtually by sending email to library@ln.edu.hk, calling 2616-8586 or WhatsApp a Librarian: (+852) 6057-6002.

4. Collections and handling of Library Materials

  • Users can access the Reference Collection and General Collection (A-DS779.25). For other Library collections, please request at the Circulation Counter and via 1-Search platform. Library staff will retrieve the materials for you.
  • Our electronic collections are available 24x7, they can be retrieved through 1-search. You are encouraged to use our electronic collections for your study and research.
  • BORROWING: Users are required to use the Self-Checkout Station at the Lobby.
  • RETURNING: ALL Library materials (including multimedia, course reserves, HKALL and Inter-Library loans) have to be returned via book drops located at:
    • Library Entrance
    • G/F Main Building near the University Main Entrance
    • The covered corridor at 1/F SEK Building
  • The grace period of returning of Library materials will be extended. NO overdue fines will be incurred until full resumption.
  • All returned materials would be sanitized.
  • HKALL and Inter-Library Loans Service
    • All eligible users can continue to place HKALL requests, however, the requested items will only be available when other partner libraries have resumed their services.
    • Inter-library loans service with non-JULAC libraries will continue. Users are welcome to submit your requests, our staff will continue to handle them.
  • Course Readings @ Library is the platform for supporting your online learning. You can access the course reading materials available in the Library as identified by course instructors.
  • To facilitate your preparation of upcoming examination, please access our Examination Database for the past examination paper of your courses

The Library will continue to monitor and assess the situation closely. Due to unforeseeable circumstances, the opening hours and services of the library and all the above-mentioned procedures are subject to change with very short notice. Your understanding is appreciated.
 

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