THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITYSPEED
Library Services

The establishment of the CPCE (College of Professional and Continuing Education) Libraries came along with PolyU Hung Hom Bay Campus and PolyU West Kowloon Campus.

Commencing services in September 2007, the branch at the PolyU Hung Hom Bay Campus is a two-storey library with an area of 1,200 square metres. The branch at the PolyU West Kowloon Campus was put into operation one year later in August 2008, and is a three-storey library with an area of 2,180 square metres. The design, facilities, and setting of the two libraries provide an environment that caters for different kinds of study and learning modes. Both libraries are fully covered by Wireless LAN, altogether equipped with nearly 300 Internet-connected computers, and providing a seating capacity close to 1,400 in a variety of user areas that meet users’ needs of self-study, group study and discussion, self-learning, collaborative learning, and leisure reading.

Materials in the PolyU West Kowloon Library focus on Business, Communications and related disciplines, and those in the PolyU Hung Hom Bay Library focus on disciplines of Humanities, Social Science, Science, and Technology. The collections are built up with a combination of ownership and access, well mix of physical items and electronic resources made available through purchase, subscription, and in-house development. While the College Archives is specifically built to document the development of the College, the collections of Self-learning Language Materials and Further Studies and Career Centre are established to support the personal growth of students. As at August 2016, the collection of the CPCE Libraries as a whole consists of nearly 300,000 items, including books, serials, newspapers, electronic journals, electronic newspapers, electronic books, electronic dissertations and theses, multimedia materials, online talks and video programmes.

All the materials and facilities cater for the teaching and study needs of the School of Professional Education and Executive Development (SPEED) and Hong Kong Community College (HKCC) in the PolyU Hung Hom Bay and PolyU West Kowloon Campuses.

Each physical item is assigned a Call Number based on the Library of Congress Classification scheme that determines the item's location on the shelf.