Five types of study rooms are provided in the University Library and Start-up Zone Library, which are Group Study Room, SilenCell, Staff Research Room, and Staff Meeting Room with details briefly summarized in the table below.

 

University Library

Start-up Zone Library

Room Type

Group Study Room

SilenCell

Research Room

Meeting Room

Training Room

Group Study Room

Single

Group

Number of Rooms

28

2

2

15

15

2

25

Location

1/F – 3/F

2/F

5/F

6/F

6/F

2/F, 3/F

1/F, 3/F, 4/F

User Group

ALL

ALL

Graduate student and Staff

Staff Only

Staff Only

Staff Only

ALL

Online Reservation

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Available for 23 rooms

Free Access

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

Opening Hours

 

Same as Library Hours

 

Reservation Policy for the Study Room

  1. Group Study Room
  • The reservation opens to all library users;
  • Group reservation with min. 2 users is required;
  • The time length for undergraduate and exchange student reservation: max. 2 hours per block, max. 2 blocks per day;
  • The time length for graduate student and staff reservation: max. 3 hours per block, max. 2 blocks per day;
  • First-come, first-served basis if there is no online reservation

 

  1. Single SilenCell
  • The reservation opens to all library users;
  • Only individual booking is allowed;
  • One person may occupy one SilenCell for 2-hour maximum per day;
  • First-come, first-served basis if there is no online reservation.

 

  1. Group SilenCell
  • The reservation opens to graduate student and staff only;
  • Group reservation with min. 2 users is required;
  • One group of library users may occupy one Group SilenCell for 2-hour maximum per day;
  • First-come, first-served basis if there is no online reservation.

 

  1. Staff Research Room
  • The reservation opens to academics/staff only;
  • Only individual booking is allowed;
  • One person may reserve one Research Room for max. 10 days/block.

 

  1. Staff Meeting Room
  • The reservation opens to academics/staff only;
  • Time length for online reservation: max. 4 hours / block without block limit;
  • First-come, first-served basis if there is no online reservation.

 

  1. Training Room
  • The reservation opens to academics/staff only;
  • Time length for online reservation: max. 5 hours / block without block limit;
  • Student shall submit a booking application with attachments of official approval (e.g. activity plans stamped by OSA) to library@cuhk.edu.cn

 

Regulations and Policies

  1. All users MUST comply with the Law of the People’s Republic of China, and all University Library policies and regulations.
  2. Access to the Group Study Room is permitted only for purposes of studying and researching.
  3. Please take care of the equipment and facilities so that we can continue to offer you these services.
  4. Conversational noise is to be expected within the room. Please DO NOT shout or raising your voice when you talk within the room.
  5. Distribution of leaflets and displays of posters are extremely forbidden within the room.
  6. NO food or drinks with exception of clear water are allowed to enter the room. Please remove the garbage when you leave the room.
  7. All Group Study Rooms are smoke-free.
  8. Please take care of your own belongings. Library takes NO responsibilities for any lost or damage of personal items.
  9. Please leave the room when your booking time comes to an end. You must remove all your personal belongings, as well as other items you brought into the room, and return all equipment and facilities to their original state.
  10. Please turn off light and close door when vacating rooms.
  11. The Library reserves the right to cancel bookings at any time.

The Library reserves the right to modify this policy at any time. Violations of this policy and other library policies and regulations when using the room may result in, but not limited to, removal from the room and/or suspension of privileges.