Library is an essential component of the academic infrastructure of HKIT in supporting teaching and learning as well as researching in the areas of business and management,accounting and finance, marketing and advertising, hotel and tourism management, computer and information technology, nursing and health studies, crime and investigation etc.
HKIT Library offers a wide variety of services, such as:
In order to provide a comfortable learning environment for students, HKIT has set up a library in Sham Shui Po main campus ground floor. A wireless local area network is also available in the Library. Photocopying machine equipped with Octopus payment machine system is installed. Students are constantly educated and reminded of the copyright issue with the aid of a warning notice posted next to the machine and also uploaded on the library website.
Library collections include both printed and electronic resources. Users can search the library holdings via the electronic library online catalogue. Currently the catalogue contains records of more than 8,000 items, which include both English and Chinese materials. Most of the library materials are available for loan. Users can easily access the electronic library online catalogue for book searching, reservation, and renewal services.
Users can use the workstations in the library to access the teaching CDs, DVDs. Study guides, research reports/projects and past examination papers are also available as well as the newspaper clippings of HKIT Presidents’ articles from the “Education and Career Development Forum”. Through HKIT’s website (www.hkit.edu.hk), users can gain access not only to the library system but also to electronic resources, e.g., selected free Internet resources, electronic journal databases and electronic books subscribed by HKIT as detailed below.
Around 600 items of language learning reference materials which includes Cantonese, Putonghua, Japanese and English languages of reference books, dictionaries, CDs, DVDs, TV programs, movies, Putonghua and IELTS examination papers, newspapers, journals, and magazines are available in the library. These materials are sponsored by Quality Enhancement Grant Scheme of the Education Bureau.
Besides the 40 titles of hard copy periodicals, the library has subscribed to the electronic journal databases for conducting academic research and assignment preparation – EBSCO databases.
EBSCO e-Journal databases includes:
EBSCO e-Books Collection includes (over 210,000 titles):
University of West London e-Books Collection includes (1m+ e-books):
IBM SPSS Software have also been installed in the library for conducting statistical related academic research and assignment preparation.
Students can consult with their teachers on accessing to the services and resources of the partner UK universities. In addition, electronic resources copyright warning is posted on the notice board and uploaded on the library website to heighten users’ awareness of the copyright laws.
HKIT Library is continuously striving to provide a comfortable learning environment for students and to deliver an efficient and effective service through quality-conscious staff. The Library also serves as a bridge between the institution and the alumni. The “one-alumnus-one-book donation campaign” is an example. The purpose of this campaign is three-fold. Firstly, it aims to maintain a close relationship between the Institution and the alumni. Secondly, the library collections can be enriched and enlarged. And lastly, the library services can be an effective means to encourage and help the alumni in their life-long learning. As a result, they may further their studies towards higher degrees or professional qualifications.
|Monday to Friday||9:00 am – 7:00 pm|
|Saturday||2:00 pm - 6:00 pm|
|Sunday and Public Holidays||Closed|