Borrowing and Returns

HKCT / CTIHE staff and students are entitled to enjoy library facilities and services with their valid staff / student identity (SID) cards. Please show the valid SID cards for borrowing library materials.

Notice:
For the first time of borrowing library materials, staff needs to submit a completed "Borrower Registration Form" and agree abide by the library regulations. A print-out form can be obtained at the Library Lending Services Counter or downloaded from the library web page. Please hand in the completed form and show the valid SID cards for registration process.

Borrower Type Type of Material Quotas Periods
Students of Sub-degree & Below Books 15 14 days
7 Days Loan Books 7 days
3 Days Loan Books 3 days
Audio-Visual Materials 5 7 days
Reserve Materials 3 2 hours
Serials(Bound) 2 7 days
Serials(Current) / Reference Materials N/A N/A
Students of Degree & Above Books 20 14 days
7 Days Loan Books 7 days
3 Days Loan Books 3 days
Audio-Visual Materials 5 7 days
Reserve Materials 3 2 hours
Serials(Bound) 2 7 days
Serials(Current) / Reference Materials N/A N/A
Borrower Type Type of Material Quotas Periods
Staff Books 25 30 days
7 Days Loan Books 7 days
3 Days Loan Books 3 days
Audio-Visual Materials 5 7 days
Reserve Materials 3 2 hours
Serials(Bound) 2 7 days
Serials(Current) / Reference Materials Request Request

Borrowers can return the items at the Lending Services Counter during library opening hours or use the Book Drop to return books outside library opening hours.

Renewal

Each of the borrowing items is able to renew twice only.
A process of renewal can be done at the Lending Services Counter in person or through the Online Catalogue (click "Borrowing Record") on the Library website.

How to Renew Borrowed Items on the web:

  1. Access the Online Catalogue on the library website.
  2. Select "Borrowing Record".
  3. Input Patron Barcode and PIN (If it is not yet updated, they are same as the student number (all eight digits) or the staff number).
  4. Then press "OK".
  5. A list of borrowed items will be displayed in the Borrowing Record.
  6. User is able to select the borrowed item(s) and click "Renew" or "Renew All".
  7. New due date will be displayed if the borrowed item(s) successfully renewed.
  8. The reasons for unsuccessful renewal are shown for reference.

Holds

Please place "a hold" on the item(s) through the Online Catalogue if it has been borrowed by another user. Library staff will notify user by email after receiving the "on hold" item(s). User will collect it from the Lending Services Counter within 3 working days (from the date of notified email). Otherwise, the right of "on hold" application will be cancelled.

Hold Materials:
Borrower Type Reserve Quota
Student 5
Staff Teaching
(Full-time / Part-time)
Non Teaching
(Full-time / Part-time)
5
How to hold item(s):
  1. Access the Online Catalogue on the library website for searching items.
  2. Please see the details of status after searching.
  3. Library materials can only be reserved in the following situations:
    • - On display (status: ON DISPLAY)
    • - On loan (status: ON LOAN)
  4. Click the "Reserve Item" and input the Patron Barcode and PIN on the "Hold Item" page, and then press "OK".
  5. "Hold item success" will be displayed if the item(s) successfully on hold.
  6. The reasons for unsuccessful on hold are shown for reference.

Overdue Fines, Damaged or Lost Materials

Users need to pay fines if they have the overdue item(s).
Please refer to the Library Regulations for more details.

For the damaged or lost materials, please report to the library staff and pay the cost of replacement.


Recall the Borrowed Item(s)

If there is a need to recall the borrowed item(s), users will informed by library staff before the due date to return them.


Reference Services

General enquiry services will be provided by library staff at the Lending Services Counter. For more details reference services, please contact the library professional by email (lib@hkct.edu.hk) or by phone (2265-6918).


User Education

Library orientation programs and library classes are organized for new students at the beginning of the academic year.

For post-secondary students and degree students, library professional will provide the information literacy workshops to support their learning.


Photocopying and Printing

Library provides photocopy and printing services (B&W or Color). Photocopy and printing fees are shown as follows:

Type B & W (A4) Color (A4) B & W (A3) Color (A3)
Photocopy & Printing Fees HK$0.3 single page HK$1.8 single page HK$0.6 single page HK$3.6 single page
HK$0.5 double page HK$3.3 double page HK$1.0 double page HK$6.6 double page

Note: Users are reminded to observe the Copyright Law when using the photocopying and printing services.


Online Catalogue

Users are able to use computer or mobile phone to access the Online Catalogue on the Library Website.
Please input the keywords and search information by author, title or subject.

The Online Catalogue has another function of My Account. It is able to display the patron record which includes the due date of borrowed items and the renewed items.


Reading Area & Study Carrels

Library has self-study carrels with the plug-in-power outlets. Users are able to use their notebook computer for their self-study.

Other facilities include the discussion rooms.


Book Drop Service
Guidelines on Book Drop Service
  1. Opening hours of Book Drop Service:
    Opening hours
    Whole day
    Locations Ma On Shan Undergraduate Campus - Academic Pavilion Ho Man Tin Campus - Knowledge & Information Centre
    Ma On Shan Campus - G/F Ma On Shan Undergraduate Campus - Learning Commons
  2. The Book Drop is for returning books of the HKCT/CTIHE only. The borrowing record of patrons will be updated within 24 hours (except Public Holiday).
  3. Patrons are able to check their borrowing records in the "My Account" through the Online Catalogue.
  4. Books should be placed inside the Book Drop. If the Book Drop is full, please try another one or returning books to the library directly. Please do not force books into or leave them outside the Book Drop.
  5. Overdue books and all non-printed library materials (e.g. DVDs, CDs, etc.) must be returned at the Lending Services Counter of the library.