Collections

Physical Collections

The collection of CPCE Libraries contains more than 93000 volumes of books, built up specifically to support the teaching and study of programmes of HKCC and SPEED. The collection consists of books, course reserve, reference collection, audio visual collection, college collection, newspapers, periodicals and interactive self-learning language materials.

Search the CPCE Libraries Catalogue to find the item(s) you want.

Locations of Collections

Collections Hung Hom Bay Library West Kowloon Library
Circulation 9/F 6/F
Oversize Collection 9/F 6/F
Serials 9/F 6/F
Newspapers 9/F 6/F
Reference 9/F 6/F
College Archives 9/F 6/F
Audio Visual Counter, 10/F Counter, 5/F
Reserves Counter, 10/F Counter, 5/F
Self-learning Language Centres E-Resource Centre, 10/F E-Resource Centre, 4/F
Further Studies and Career Centre (FSCC) FSCC, 4/F FSCC, 3/F

 

Circulation

The Collection mainly consists of books written in English and Chinese. There are also foreign languages materials. All books in the Circulation Collection can be checked out.

The location of Circulation items shown in the Library Catalogue is “HB Circulation” or “WK Circulation”.

 

Oversize Collection

To better utilize the shelf spaces in the libraries, circulation books of which the height is 33 cm or more and/or the width is 28 cm or more are shelved separately as Oversize Collection. All Oversize Collection books can be checked out and subject to the same circulation policies of Circulation Collection books.

The location of Oversize collection shown in the Library Catalogue is either "HB Oversize" or "WK Oversize".

 

Serials

The Serials Collection includes both English and Chinese languages periodicals titles. Current issues are displayed on the Periodical Display rack near the Casual Reading Area on 9/F of the Hung Hom Bay Library and on 6/F of the West Kowloon Library. Most of the back issues are kept inside the rack, some others are shelved at the book stack marked "Serials Back Issue". Serials materials are for library use only and cannot be checked out.

The location of Serials items shown in the Library Catalogue is "HB Periodicals" or "WK Periodicals".

 

Newpapers

Local and overseas newspapers are subscribed for the browsing of users. The current issues are located near the Casual Reading Area on 9/F of the Hung Hom Bay Library, and on 6/F of the West Kowloon Library. Back issues of the current 4 weeks are kept, which are shelved at the book stack marked “Newspapers Back Issues” adjacent to the Circulation Collection. All newspapers are for library use only and cannot be checked out.

Library users may also view and search newspaper articles online from the WiseNews (電子剪報) that provides users with full-text news articles from hundreds of local and non-local newspapers, news agencies, magazines and government bodies. The database is updated daily with archives dating back to 1998.

Newspapers for free distribution are made available by the CPCE Libraries in both the Hung Hom Bay and the West Kowloon Campuses. Users may pick them up at stands near the Information Kiosk of both Campuses, i.e. UG/F of the Hung Hom Bay Campus, and 2/F of the West Kowloon Campus.

 

Reference

Locating adjacent to the Circulation Collection in both the Hung Hom Bay Library and West Kowloon Library, the Reference Collection includes reference tools such as language and subject dictionaries, directories, encyclopedias, thesaurus and handbooks. In the Hung Hom Bay Library, some of the popular and frequently used dictionaries are placed on dictionary stands. All Reference materials are for library use only and cannot be checked out.

The location of Reference materials shown in the Library Catalogue is “HB Reference” or "WK Reference”.

 

Audio Visual

The Audio Visual Collection consists of different types of formats including compact audio discs (CD), videodiscs (VCD), digital versatile discs (DVD), multimedia CD-ROM/DVD-ROM, audiocassettes, videocassettes and kits. The Collection covers a wide range of subjects ranging from general interest to specific topics such as language learning (English, Japanese, French, Chinese and Mandarin dialects), and International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Television programs and movies in Western language and East Asian languages are also available. AV carrels, headphones, and various equipments and machines are available for users to use the media resources.

All multimedia materials are kept at the closed stack behind the Counter for users’ checking out.

The location of Audio-visual materials shown in the Library Catalogue is “HB Audio Visual” or “WK Audio Visual”.

 

Reserves

The Reserve Collection includes course reading and reference materials recommended by teachers. While most of the Reserve items are books which are kept at the closed stack behind the Counter, some are electronic journal articles that users may read them online. Reserve items can be searched by course name or instructor name at the Library Catalogue. Users may ask at the Counter to check out a Reserve item.

The location of Reserve items shown in the Library Catalogue is “HB Reserve” or “WK Reserve”.

 

Further Studies and Career Centre

The Further Studies and Career Centre locates on the 4/F of the Hung Hom Bay Campus, and on the 3/F of the West Kowloon Campus to provide students a wide range of information on personal growth, further studies and career development. Its Collection includes books and serials, which is for in house use only. Students may browse the books and serials inside the Centre.

The location of Further Studies and Career Centre items shown in the Library Catalogue is "HB Further Studies and Career Centre" or "WK Further Studies and Career Centre".