Monday, 16 April 2018

Candies available at the CUHK Library

Good Luck For Your Exams!

Relax and take a short break! Free candies are available at the helpdesks of the CUHK Library during examination time.

Top Tips for the Upcoming Exams:

Candies at the LRC

Friday, 6 April 2018

Research Poster Exhibition 2018

The third Research Poster Exhibition organized by the Library from 9 to 24 May 2018 for CUHK postgraduate students with support from The Independent Learning Centre (ILC) is calling for poster abstracts.

The event aims at facilitating postgraduate students to present their own research to the broader university community, and providing participants opportunities to enhance their poster presentation skills.

Besides displaying their posters, participants will present their research to a panel of judges to compete for three Best Poster Presentation prizes.

All postgraduate students are invited to submit poster abstracts of their own research by 18 Apr and note the following details:

  9 May (Wed) 3:00 p.m. to 24 May (Thu)

Oral Presentation by Participants & Prize Presentation Ceremony for Best Posters:
   16 May (Wed) 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Key Dates for Entry:
  Deadline for submission of poster abstracts: 18 Apr (Wed)
  Notification of selection results: 24 Apr (Tue)
  Deadline for submission of posters: 30 Apr (Mon)

Abstract Submission: Complete the Online Submission Form

Prizes of Best Poster Presentation:
·    Champion: $500 book coupon
·    1st Runner-up: $300 book coupon
·    2nd Runner-up: $200 book coupon

Venue: Reading Area next to Digital Scholarship Lab, G/F, University Library
Enquiries: 3943 9754 /

For details and poster guidelines, please refer to the Research Poster Exhibition webpage

Research Poster Exhibition May 9-24, 2018

Top Tips for the Upcoming Exams

The final examinations will begin soon! Below are some tips to help you prepare.

1.    Plan Your Study Time
Make your study schedule practical, flexible and realistic.  Your Library provides over 4,000 seats for your quiet study during the daytime.  The Library has also implemented the following special arrangements.  
The Chung Chi Elizabeth Moore Library is open to 2 am. (16 Apr – 11 May)
Its Late Reading Room opens as follows,
  • Monday to Friday: 9:30 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. (next day)
  • Saturday to Sunday: 6:30 pm (Sat) - 9:00 am (the following Mon)
Late Reading Rooms in New Asia College Ch’ien Mu Library and United College Wu Chung Multimedia Library are open 24 hours. (11 Apr – 12 May)
The Ground Floor of the UL New Extension is open 24 hours and designated as a silent study zone at night. (16 Apr – 11 May)

Make use of the 24-hour study facilities
University Library:  The Learning Garden is open 24 hours, with more than 850 study seats available. The Ground Floor mentioned above and the Quiet Study Zone in the Learning Garden at night are designated for silent individual study.
Branch Libraries and WMY Learning Commons: 
Architecture Library (open 24 hours for School of Architecture staff and students)
Li Ping Medical Library at Prince of Wales Hospital
Learning Commons at 6th Floor of Wu Ho Man Yuan (WMY) Building

Find a comfortable seat that works for you!   
* Please be considerate and help to keep the study places clean.

2. Past Exam Papers
Go through the past exam papers to review what kind of questions have been set in the past and the relationship between the questions and the course content.
CUHK Examination Papers Database:
If you need help with finding exam papers please check out our brief guide to using the Exam Database at

3.   Study in Groups
Teamwork and collaborative learning can be fun and useful.  Bubble Group Study Rooms in the Learning Garden and Group Study Rooms in WMY Learning Commons are open 24 hours during the exam.

4. Library Guide on Exam Skills
Have a look at the library guide on exam skills ( to get more information and resources on exam-taking strategies.

5.   Relax
Take a short break and play chess in the Chess and Games area in the Learning Garden if you feel bored or cannot concentrate on your study. To restore your willpower, have a hot beverage and some snacks in the Refreshment Zone.
Still feeling stressed? The following may help:
Stress Management Workshop@YouTube:
(by Prof. Chan Sui Yin, Department of Psychology, CUHK and Director of Chanwuyi Research Center for Neuropsychological Well-being)

6. Adequate Sleep
Don’t forget to have enough sleep the night before the exam.