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Borrowing Policy

University community members may use the HKUST ID card to borrow library materials. University affiliated members or external users may borrow library materials with a valid HKUST card or Library card. Borrowing policy includes borrowing privileges, holds, renewals, returns, losses & fines.

Borrowing Privileges by User Groups

  1. Faculty (faculty, emeritus faculty, research staff and academic equivalent staff)
  2. Postgraduates 
  3. Undergraduates
  4. Staff / Department
  5. Alumni (graduates from HKUST)
  6. Affiliated members (family members and long-serving retirees/leavers & their spouses)
  7. JULAC and Individuals (JULAC card holders, individuals with business on campus and individual external users)
  8. Corporates (non-HKUST organizations)


Overdue Fines

Holds / Renewals / Recalls

Returns / Losses / Damage


  • Library notices are sent to users by email.
  • One card policy: a person has more than one card can only use a single card and status for borrowing.
  • Email for enquiries.
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last modified 03 June 2024