Did your professor assign a book for your course? It may be available in "Course Reserve"!
How to find course reserve materials:
You may place an online hold on 3-day and 7-day Reserve items online.
You may place a hold on 3-hour Reserve items by going to the Reserve Counter and making the request in person. Items will be held for 15 minutes.
Yes, you can renew the 3-day and 7-day Reserve items.
But, after you return the item, if no one has requested it, you may check it out again.
Instructors may place library books, lecture notes, journal articles, and personal books, etc. on Reserve for courses (3-hour or 3-day loan). Hyperlink of journal articles accessible at the Library databases have permanent URLs and hence may also be added to E-reserve.
Check details here. https://library.ust.hk/services/teaching-support/placing-course-reserve/
Many journal articles and other assigned readings are available to the HKUST community via library subscriptions. The Library recommends that faculty send reading lists to Reserve before making coursepacks to prevent “double-spending”. For details, please call Reserve Office on 2358-6776 or email to email@example.com