LOAN PERIODS & LIMITS

Borrowing privileges are given to members of the CUHK-Shenzhen community, i.e. students, academics and staff.

Type of Material

Numbers of items that you can borrow

Initial Loan Period

Max Loan Period (Renewal)

Fines per item

Academics & Staff

General Collection

40 include 2 DVDs and 1 E-reader

56 days

224 days

1.00/day

Special Collection

56 days

224 days

1.00/day

Video Recordings (VR)

7 days

NA

1.00/day

General Education

56 days

224 days

1.00/day

E-reader

28 days

NA

1.00/day

Course Reserve Items

2 hours

4 hours

1.00/hour

Undergraduate Student

General Collection

10 include 2 DVDs and 1 E-reader

28 days

112 days

1.00/day

Special Collection

28 days

112 days

1.00/day

Video Recordings (VR)

7 days

NA

1.00/day

General Education

28 days

112 days

1.00/day

E-reader

28 days

NA

1.00/day

Course Reserve Items

2 hours

4 hours

1.00/hour

Graduate Student

General Collection

40 include 2 DVDs and 1 E-reader

56 days

224 days

1.00/day

Special Collection

56 days

224 days

1.00/day

Video Recordings (VR)

7 days

NA

1.00/day

General Education

56 days

224 days

1.00/day

E-reader

28 days

NA

1.00/day

Course Reserve Items

2 hours

4 hours

1.00/hour

Book-attached CD

Cannot be borrowed. Please copy the content to your own USB flash drive.

Periodicals

Cannot be borrowed. Please do not take the items beyond the Periodical Shelf Area.

Reference Book

Cannot be borrowed. Please do not take the items beyond the library area.

Print Collection of President

1

3 days

None

None

Gift books from the Chinese University of Hong Kong

Cannot be borrowed. Please do not take the books beyond the Gift Book Area.

To borrow the Library's E-readers, library users must agree to the E-reader Borrowing Agreement. You may find the pdf-version of the agreement at the bottom of this page.

REQUESTS

  • Each library user can request a maximum of 5 items at one time.
  • General Collection, Special Collection, General Education are open for request whether the items are on shelf or on loan.
  • Video Recordings and E-reader can only be requested for access if the items are available.
  • You have 3 business days to pick up the requested material after receiving a “REMINDER - Requested Item Ready” email.

RECALLS

  • If requested by others, your borrowed items will be recalled by Library of CUHK-Shenzhen.
  • Check your email for a “NOTICE - Due Date Update” with revised due day.
  • You have at most 14 days to return item(s) to the library. 

RENEWAL

Items may be renewed online or in person at the self check-out machine, if no other user has requested the item. Check above table for maximum renewal limits.

FINES & OTHER CHARGES

  • Overdue fines. See rates in above table
  • Lost material charge = replacement fee + 50.00 (process fee)
  • Rebinding/repair charges for items returned damaged = replacement fee + 50.00 (process fee)
  • Fines for failing to pick up requested Interlibrary Loan items = 50.00/item
  • Library of CUHK-Shenzhen will suspend your borrowing privileges when there are fines of 10.00 or more on your library account.