Monday, June 21, 2010

Using New 10-digit University Student ID (USID) to Login to Your Library Account (Effective July 1, 2010)

The Steering Committee on the Development of CUSIS has announced that student ID number will change from an 8-digit to a 10-digit format. The new 10-digit University Student ID (USID) will come into effect on July 1, 2010. Details of the change are available from the CUSIS website.

To align with the change, effective July 1, 2010, all students (except students graduating in July/Aug 2010) should use their new 10-digit USID when they login to their library account to use library resources.

  1. Since current students will not be requested to replace their CU Link cards due to the change of USID format (please refer to CUSIS for details), current students with CU Link card issued before July 2010 (except students graduating in July/Aug 2010) are reminded to enter "10" in front of the ID printed on their CU Link card (e.g. instead of 08123456, enter 1008123456) to login to their library account.

  2. For other library users (including students graduating in July/Aug 2010), they can continue to enter the ID no. printed on their Student/Staff/Library card to login into their library account.

As a result of the CUSIS' One-Student-One-ID policy, current students who are now holding more than one USID due to enrolling in different programmes will be assigned one USID only. These students should note that the latest USID assigned may not be the one they selected originally to use the Library with. If this is the case, they need to go to the CU Link Card Centre to update their CU Link card before they can use the Library.

Please also refer to the library website on Temporary Suspension of Some Library Services during CUSIS Changeover Period (June 30 to July 1).

For inquiries: please email to

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Digital Library Service for CUHK Retirees

The Library is pleased to announce the Digital Library Service for CUHK Retirees (DLSR) is now available as a one-year pilot scheme. DLSR will provide access to the selected library subscribed electronic resources including databases, electronic journals and electronic books from off campus.

CUHK retired staff members* who are also CUHK Library Card holders are eligible to apply for this service. The registration begins from 1st June 2010 and the service period is from January 1 to December 31, 2011. The CUHK retirees registered DLSR before Dec 31, 2010 will enjoy complimentary access within year 2010. The subscription fee is $200 per year. Application may be made at the University Library Circulation Counter by presenting a CUHK library card. Applicants who have not got a library card may apply for a library card at the same time by bringing along the certificate of retirement issued by the Personnel Office and a recent photo. For details of the application, please refer to this web page,

*Includes Retired Teaching staff, Retired Research staff, Retired Terms A Admin staff, Retired Terms B General staff and Retired Terms C staff.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Library's eShop

Library's eShop is now available at You may purchase Library's publications and souvenirs and pay by credit cards.