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Special Arrangements of Library Services (Update as at 29 November)


Please note the following updates on the library services:

1. Opening Hours

Owing to security measures of the University, the Library is open for current Lingnan University staff and students only. The opening hours of the Library is:

  • 25-29 November (Monday-Friday): 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • 30 November (Saturday): 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • 1 December (Sunday): The Library is CLOSE

Term Break schedule will be effective from 2 December 2019 to 16 January 2020, details as follows:

Period Day Time
Term Break
(2 December 2019 - 16 January 2020)
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause.  You are advised to check the Library web site before visiting the Library.

2. Library Materials

a. Return of and Waiving Fines for Library Materials

  • The Library has relaxed the grace period of returning of Library materials till 30 November 2019, which means that all items returned before 30 November will be treated as returned on 8 November 2019 (the date before the special library closure). NO overdue fines will be incurred during this period.
  • For users who have difficulty in returning the items on or before 30 November, please contact us via email ( and provide your name, university ID, titles of the library materials and reason for the request. We would follow up all these cases.

b. Auto-renewal

  • Please also note that all check-out books without any request will be renewed automatically.
  • For the HKALL and Interlibrary Loan (ILL) items, due to the system constraint, they cannot be renewed automatically. However, overdue fines arisen during this period will be waived. You may still receive system auto-generated Overdue Notice, please ignore or contact us in case of doubt.

3. HKALL and Inter Library Loan (ILL) requests
Due to the closure of some JULAC Libraries, the HKALL and ILL Book Request services will be affected. Limited service will be provided until further notice. There should be no impact on the Article Delivery Requests.

4. Course Readings @ Library (
It is a platform to facilitate students to access the course reading materials available in the Library as identified by course instructors. Students can access the electronic books/articles easily from this platform.

5. Examination Database (
To assist in your preparation for the examination, you can check the past exam papers at the Library’s Examination Database. Please note some of the past exam papers may not be available due to deposit option by the instructors.

6. Electronic Library Collection
Our electronic collections are available 24X7, you are encouraged to use our electronic collection for your study and research needs.
Database List:
Subject guides:

For enquiries and assistance, please contact the Library at or Whatsapp us at +852 6057 6002.