Borrowers must return their loans to the Library on or before the due dates.

All loans must be returned on recall.

Fines are charged for late returns.

Loans checked out from MMW Library can be returned to the Tseung Kwan O Study Centre Learning Commons, or vice versa.

Fragile items and special materials, such as media collection, must be returned to the appropriate counters of the Library

All items with “Checked Out” status in the Library System shall remain as loans to the borrowers

All overdue fines will be calculated according to the official library opening hours/days:

Loan Period
Period Overdue
Fine Rate
Maximum Fine
30-day and 90-day loans
1 day or more
$1 per day
$30 in 30 days
14-day, 7-day and 3-day loans
1 day or more
$2 per day
$40 in 20 days
3-hour loans
1 hour or more
$2 per hour
$60 in 30 hours


Self-service Stations

RFID Self-service Stations are installed on the ground floor of the Mong Man Wai Library and in the Tseung Kwan O Study Centre Learning Commons. EdUHK Staff, Students and Library External Members holding “EdUHK” Staff Cards, Student Cards or Library Borrower Cards can check in library materials quickly and easily by themselves.


24-hour Book Return (Tai Po Campus Only)

24-hour bookdrops are available at MMW Library foyer on Tai Po Campus only.

Books placed into the bookdrops after library opening hours will be considered as returned on the last day the Library was open.

Only non-overdue books should be returned via the bookdrops. Overdue books, books with accompanying materials, media resources and books from other UGC libraries must be returned to the Library Circulation Counter in person.

Borrowers will be held responsible for any loss or damage of items placed outside the bookdrop.