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Resource Centre Library Catalogue

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Renewal Guide

Hong Kong Art Archive

A repository of visual and textual materials on Hong Kong art and artists

HKAA Guide

The Centre

We welcome Art History undergraduate and postgraduate students to come and study at the centre. The resources available include general art history references and course-related books and digital files, museum and exhibition catalogues, art reproductions and facsimiles.

To find out what we have, you can access our centre’s online library catalogue.

Location and Hours

Room 10.29, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong.

Monday to Friday: 9am – 1pm; 2pm – 5:30pm
Close on Saturday, Sundays, University Holidays and Public Holidays
Open as usual during reading weeks and semester break


Materials checked out from this centre must be returned here

Notes on Borrowing

All undergraduate and postgraduate students enrolled in Art History courses are eligible; other individuals who need to make use of the Centre’s facilities, please contact us via email.

It ranges from 2 to 4 days. Items related to courses generally have a shorter loan period. Reference items are not for loan and must be used inside the Centre.

Each student can check out 6 items altogether, 4 from the General Circulation section, and 2 from the Reserved for Courses section.

Materials checked out can be renewed three times, and this can be done through logging into the borrowing record at the Centre’s online catalogue.

Digital materials such as PDF or PowerPoint files of specific courses which are not available on HKU Moodle may be available for download from computers inside the Centre. Students could bring their laptop notebooks or USB to download these files.

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Tel: (+852) 3917-2614
Email: ahrc@hku.hk