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Access Policy

Card Access

Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the University must use their university or library cards for entry. Access to the Learning Commons after the Library closes is restricted to current HKUST students and staff only, using their own university cards. Children of faculty and staff under the age of eleven must be accompanied by parents or other responsible adults.

Visitors to the Library

Only holders of a valid physical university card (i.e. a student, staff, family, resident, temporary card), alumni E-card and JULAC card may enter the Library. 

Starting 24 February 2022, all members / visitors are required to be vaccinated for accessing HKUST campus.  All library card holders must present vaccination proof stored in their LeaveHomeSafe App or valid COVID-test result along with a medical exemption certificate at the campus gates.

The requirements will be reviewed and adjusted as needed in response to the pandemic situation. 

For alumni, please visit for details.

For JULAC card holders, please call 2358-6772 or email for enquiries.

Guided Tours

Visits of unscheduled groups are limited to the Gallery area and should not go beyond the access gate.

In exceptional cases, tours conducted by library staff can be arranged through the Library Administration Office at 2358-6702.

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last modified 23 May 2022