Support Services and Amenities
The University Library is committed to providing quality resources and services in support of the University's teaching, research, and learning activities. HKBU librarians engage in teaching and instruction, providing learning opportunities that students do not receive in their regular classes. These are crucial to student success in academia and in the workplace.
With the increasing importance of electronic information resources to the University's teaching, learning, and research activities, the Library provides access to a comprehensive array of e-resources that are not available on the free Internet. Currently, the Library subscribes to 272 databases, provides access to over 64,100 electronic journals, and has expanded its electronic book collection to over 1.28 million titles on various subjects. In terms of physical materials, the Library’s collection exceeds 1.18 million printed volumes. It also has nearly 145,000 items in its multimedia collections.
Complementing HKBU Library's own collection, the holdings of other UGC-funded university libraries in Hong Kong can be searched via the Hong Kong Academic Library Link (HKALL) service. Eligible users can also request circulating items from other local university libraries through HKALL. Thus, apart from HKBU Library’s own holdings, HKBU users have access to the combined physical circulating collections of all UGC-funded libraries, totaling over eight million volumes.
Apart from its extensive collections, provision of learning spaces and equipment is another key role of the University Library. The Main Library provides around 1,150 study places. The Multimedia Learning Centre (MLC) is equipped with PCs and a variety of audio-visual facilities to enable students to make use of multimedia materials and learning software. A major renovation project is underway to enhance the MLC, and this is scheduled to be completed by mid-October 2016. Other services and facilities include the New Book and Popular Book areas, equipment for users with disabilities, wireless Internet access and Group Study Rooms. Some of these amenities can be booked through the Library's homepage. Finally, the newly-renovated Academic Commons encompassing Levels 2 and 3 of the Main Library features innovative collaborative spaces enhanced by the latest learning technologies. During the semester, the Academic Commons opens 24 hours a day.
The Library further supports the teaching, research, and learning of the University community through its comprehensive user enquiry service. Students are welcome to seek help with finding information for their assignments and research. Where appropriate, such enquiries will be handled by professional librarians. A variety of communication channels have been established for enquiries, including in-person at the Library’s Information Desk, via telephone, and through electronic means such as e-mail and instant chat messaging via the Library website.
Dr. Stephen Riady Chinese Medicine Library
Established in 2001, the Chinese Medicine Library (CML) is the first library among the universities in Hong Kong dedicated to meeting the growing information demand in the development of Chinese medicine. Located on Level 2 of the Jockey Club School of Chinese Medicine Building on the Baptist University Road Campus, the CML houses materials on Chinese medicine and related subjects. It also provides over 110 study places.
Shek Mun Campus Library
Located on the College of International Education’s campus in Shatin, the Shek Mun Campus Library was opened in September 2006. It provides information resources and services in support of the College of International Education's teaching and learning activities. With 2,500 square metres of space, it provides over 400 study places.
Living on campus helps immerse students in University life. Residential facilities on campus include the Student Residence Halls (with a total of 1,770 places) and Dr. Ng Tor Tai International House (with a total of 250 places).
The University also manages Carlson Court in Kowloon City as off-campus student accommodation. It provides non-local students with better accommodation support in their senior years of studies at the University.
All those residential facilities are equipped with basic furniture, air-conditioners and broadband internet access. Cleaning, security patrol and repairs and maintenance are carried out regularly to ensure a hygienic, safe and well-maintained living environment. Different student activities are organized throughout the year to enrich students' residence experiences.
For details, please refer to http://sa.hkbu.edu.hk/
Sports and Recreation Facilities
The University offers a wide range of sports facilities for university staff and students:
1) Wai Hang Sports Centre
An indoor multi-purpose court which can be used for activities such as basketball, badminton or volleyball;
A swimming pool;
Two fitness rooms;
A dance room;
Two squash courts; and
Two tennis courts.
2) Dr. Stephen Hui Sports Hall
This indoor sports hall can be used for activities such as basketball, badminton, dance, gymnastics, table-tennis or volleyball.
3) Sports Hall in Madam Kwok Chung Bo Fun Sports and Cultural Centre
This indoor sports hall can be used for activities such as basketball, badminton, dance or volleyball.
4) Joint Sports Centre
The Joint Sports Centre is jointly owned by City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University, and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. It provides various outdoor sports facilities for use by students and staff :
a. IAAF Class II standard Track and Field facilities;
b. 11-a-side Grass Soccer Pitch;
c. Multi-purpose Court for basketball, volleyball, handball, or 5-a-side soccer;
d. Four Tennis Courts; and
e. Four-bay Golf Practice Area.
Information Technology Facilities
The University has established an effective information technology infrastructure to meet the needs of the user community. In addition to wired networks, Wi-Fi services are also available throughout the campus in classrooms, laboratories, libraries, student residence halls and other public areas. Teaching and learning in lecture theatres and classrooms are all supported by computer-aided audio visual facilities. User Computing Centres and Learning Commons, equipped with advanced workstations and printing facilities, are also available at different campus locations. IT services, such as email services, e-Learning platform, University Portal and various information systems, can be easily accessed by students anywhere or anytime to facilitate their learning and research activities.