The Library is eager to understand users' experience at the Learning Commons. This semester, we are conducting a series of service assessments. In early March, there were three focus groups; students shared their thoughts and feelings about using the Learning Commons in an open and relaxing atmosphere. A student survey was then conducted to collect more feedback through a questionnaire. In April, the Library will solicit comments from staff and faculty on using the Learning Commons to support teaching and learning. The Library aims to use the data not only to improve the current service and facilities, but also to explore future directions for service development and collaboration.
Spring Semester Hours
The Learning Commons entered its 24-hour operation on March 1, before Week 5 of this Semester. During the mid-term break (March 29 to April 4), it will close at 11pm, but still maintain service through all the public holidays. It will resume 24-hours after the break.
Whenever the Library closes and the Learning Commons remains open, it enters the Card Access Period (CAP). Please be reminded to bring your HKUST ID card to access the Learning Commons during CAP.
To maintain a good study environment for everyone, keep the space clean, respect the food and drink rule, and do not occupy seats by leaving unattended belongings.
By the time you read this, a Book Exchange will have been set up in the Learning Commons' Refreshment Zone. It is a simple book cart where you can take or leave books that interest you or others.
Some of the books were donated to the Library, but are not needed; others are contributed by your fellow students and staff. It's free and easy:
Take a book you like...
Leave a book for others...
Books: Read –> Share –> Enjoy –> Recycle