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About the Library

Mission
The mission of the Hong Kong Metropolitan University (formerly the Open University of Hong Kong) Library is to provide quality scholarly resources, responsive user services, and a convenient environment for information access to faculty and students of HKMU in supporting their teaching, learning, and research activities.
 
Electronic Library
The Electronic Library (E-Library) provides abundant library information and learning resources for library users to access anytime anywhere while they are on campus, at home or in office.
 
In E-Library, users may find various kinds of information on library services, facilities, library development and projects, etc.. User education materials are also hosted on E-Library in order to support users in using the library resources for their study and research. Most importantly, users can search for abundant learning resources including databases, journals, books, as well as dissertations, reference resources, online multimedia materials, past examination papers and supplementary readings, no matter in print or electronic formats, via our library resources discovery platform – LibSearch.
 
The HKMU Library strives to keep pace with rapid developing information technologies in order to cater for the new ways students and faculty use library and access information. Design of E-Library is responsive to different types of device so that library users can conveniently access online library resources with their mobile phones, tablets or laptop computers. E-Library also adopts the latest technology in discovery and retrieval of library resources which offers one-stop service for searching across the full breath of contents from the Library’s collections in electronic and physical formats. The HKMU was the first in Hong Kong to adopt this most advanced system in the field available internationally which is now also used by all UGC-funded universities and most local self-financing tertiary institutions.
 
Campus Libraries
The two campus libraries supports the teaching and research activities of HKMU by providing easy access to local and overseas resources as well as user-friendly multimedia teaching and learning facilities.
 
Stanley Ho Library
The Stanley Ho Library is located on Level 1 and Level 2 of the academic buildings on the Main Campus with more than 480 study seats, including 40 Internet workstations for accessing electronic resources. There is an Active Learning Space with 40 seats for workshops, group discussions and tutorials. A Collaboration Zone has been set up on 1/F to cater the needs for group study and interactive learning among users. In addition, the Library is equipped with special software and learning equipment for use by visually impaired students. Most of the collections are housed in the Stanley Ho Library to serve the learning and teaching needs at the Main Campus and the Jockey Club Institute of Healthcare. The HKMU Language Centre is also located in the Stanley Ho Library.


Ho Sik Yee Library
The branch library, Ho Sik Yee Library, is located on Level 5 of the Jockey Club Campus with a seating capacity of over 320. To meet the teaching and research needs at the Jockey Club Campus and to extend the library services of the Stanley Ho Library, the Ho Sik Yee Library holds materials related to the courses held on the Jockey Club Campus, such as Cinematography and Film Production, Fine Arts, Photography, Science and Technology. In addition to the Quiet Study Zone and Internet workstations to facilitate users to access different types of resources, its Learning Commons is designed for collaborative learning in a vibrant and inspiring environment and features group discussion areas, space that can be arranged flexibly for workshops and for studying collaboratively or individually. There are 4 group study rooms for group discussion and other learning activities.  The Ho Sik Yee Library also serves as a self-study centre after normal library service hours.