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Get Started @ HKUST Library: Get Books

PowerSearch for Books

For books only, un-tick the Primo Central. Library Catalog searches books.


Printed (Paper Books)

Videos on How to Find Books


The HKUST Library offers Kindles so you can read books on the move!

  • Popular Novels & Non-Fiction
  • Both English & Chinese
  • 2 weeks loan, renewable and the maximum load period is 42 days

Check the titles on each Kindle here!

Book or Media checked out?

Make local request

Use the "Request"  button to get something other people have checked-out. They will get a recall notice. When it's ready, you'll get an email to pick up it up at the Circulation Counter.

Search this item in HKALL

HKALL (港書網) is a joint project of the eight university libraries in Hong Kong, through which you can:

  • Request printed books from other university libraries online, and
  • Borrow them at the HKUST Library's Circulation Counter.

How to request an unavailable material?

Get articles & books by Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

If you can't find the desired materials at the HKUST Libraryor at other Hong Kong university libraries via HKALL, try Interlibrary Loan (ILL)!

The ILL allows you to borrow books or get copies of articles, book chapters, etc. from other libraries across Hong Kong and the world. For more details, click here!

How to make an ILL request online:

More ILL videos are available here.


The Library has lots of e-books. You can use PowerSearch to find and access them from anywhere.

 Example 1: Get an e-book titled "Ego vs. EQ"

Go to Library's homepage, choose the "PowerSearch" tab, and do Steps 1 through 4.

In the Results list, identify the record of the book "Ego vs. EQ", and continue Steps 5 and 6.

Example 2: Find e-books about emotional intelligence

Go to Library's homepage, choose the "PowerSearch" tab, and follow Steps 1 to 3.

In the Results list, continue Step 4 to refine your search.

Then choose the title that interest you, click the "Access via" link to access the e-book.

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