Saint Francis University Library

Library Service Updates (October 2021)

Library User Survey 2021 – Prize Presentation Ceremony

To reward users for participating in the Library User Survey 2021, we conducted a lucky draw in late May and held the prize presentation ceremony where more than 50 gifts sponsored by publishers and vendors were given to the prize winners.

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Prizes presented by Prof. Annie Bligh (Provost), Mr. Manhoe Chan (Vice-President, Resources and Finance) and Ms. Charlotte Wong (Librarian)

From March to April 2021, we received over 900 completed survey forms from both staff and students. Their comments and suggestions are encouraging and provide us with the impetus to continually enhance our services, resources and facilities to better serve the learning, teaching and research needs of the CIHE/CBCC community. For survey details, please refer to Results of User Survey.

E-Payment Service

To offer greater convenience to users, the Library accepts Octopus payment for fines starting from October 2021. You can complete the transactions at the Circulation Counter.

Track Lighting at the CBCC Library

To provide you with a well-lit reading environment, the Library has carried out lighting enhancement work in the spacious study area at the CBCC Library. Right now, track lighting with a higher light intensity has been mounted to the walls to brighten up the whole area. You are now able to study comfortably with good ambient lighting.

Framed Wall Paintings and Photos Collection

We have recently hung on wall a series of eye-catching paintings and photos facing the entrance to the CIHE Learning Commons and CBCC Circulation Counter. Thanks to the generous donors, these paintings and photos vividly portray thematic objects such as Chinese arts and crafts, ceramics and stylish accessories with a perfect blend of rich colours.

If you feel tired while studying in the Library, take a look at these paintings and photos. This may help you relax, clear your mind and perhaps find new inspiration for your work.

New Computing and Printing Facilities

As there is a growing demand for laptop loans service, we have added more MacBooks for loan on a first-come, first-served basis. We also provide notebook computers and iPads for collaborative study and individual use within the Library. For loan details, please refer to Laptop / MacBook Loans.


Besides, all multi-function printers / photocopiers in the Library have been upgraded to new models. An additional printer has also been installed to meet the increasing needs of users.

Enhancement of E-Resources

The Library strives to provide various e-resources to meet the learning, teaching and research needs of users in different subject disciplines. Recently, the Library has subscribed to the following e-databases:

E-Databases Introduction
DynaMed An evidence-based, clinically-oriented reference tool providing information in various medical specialties (e.g. diseases, diagnostics, treatments, drugs pertaining to emergency medicine) for point-of-care use by clinicians and healthcare professionals
AccessPhysiotherapy A comprehensive physiotherapy resource integrating physical therapy textbooks and NPTE-related self-assessment questions, procedure and exercise videos, images as well as a unique cadaver dissection tool
萬方視頻 – 中醫藥管理局系列 A video lecture series given by renowned professors from major universities of Traditional Chinese Medicine, covering concepts and theories, diagnosis, prescriptions, and applications of traditional Chinese medicine
Women’s Wear Daily A web version featuring news, key trends, commentaries and videos in fashion and beauty businesses, along with coverage on the development of the industry, major designers, brands, retailers and advertisers
華藝線上圖書館 Airiti Library Chinese Electronic Periodical Services – Social Sciences A collection of over 2,000 full-text journals spanning across various subjects in Social Sciences (e.g. Sociology, Education, Psychology) published in Mainland and Taiwan
Loeb Classical Library A digitized book series consisting of over 500 volumes of Greek and Latin literature (presented in original text along with English translations), including epic and lyric poetry, tragedy and comedy, history, philosophy, oratory and more

Users can now get access to more than 160 e-databases in different subjects in the Database List of the Library Guides both on and off campus.

Learning Support Tools

Mobile Apps

Apart from accessing e-resources in web version, the Library provides mobile apps for you to download on your electronic devices. Currently, the mobile apps of the following e-resources are available:

Subject Mobile Apps Description
Health Sciences Visible Body 3D display of human organs
• ClinicalKey for Nursing
• Lippincott Procedures
Consist of nursing resources, skill sets and other relevant information
• UpToDate
• DynaMed
Consist of drug information and other special features (e.g. drug calculators, drug interactions)
Multi-disciplines HyRead Chinese e-books

You can browse Mobile Apps for Library E-Resources for step-by-step instructions to download and activate the apps.

More and more apps will be available to support the e-learning of users in the future. We will keep you updated on the Library Guides.

Reference Management Software

When you are writing a research paper, you must acknowledge the sources of information you have used. This practice of referencing is an integral part of academic writing at higher education level.

To assist you in managing bibliographical references and citing properly, the Library offers EndNote 20, the latest version of the reference management software, for free download. To learn how to use the software, please browse the instructions on the Library Guides or join our EndNote training workshops which will be held soon. Stay tuned!