Borrowing Services


Borrowing privileges will be granted to CIC staff, HKIC staff and full-time students (Certificate in Construction Programme, Diploma in Construction Programme and Advanced Diploma Programme) upon presentation of a valid staff card or student card. All LRC materials must be properly checked out before taken out of LRC.

Borrowers must use their own card for borrowing, and the card may not be transferred to, or used on behalf of other persons. Loss of staff card and student card should be reported to HKIC’s respective issuing units for card replacement (Human Resources Department for staff; Campus Administration for student).

Loan Quota, Loan Period, Number of Renewals and Number of Holds :


Staff Student
Loan Quota All Circulation Collections 10 items 5 items
Loan Period Circulation Collection 60 days 28 days
'Safety' Collection
Media Collection 2 days 2 days
Reserve Collection
Journal Collection (Back issues) 7 days 7 days
Library Reader's Card 14 days 14 days
Reference Collection In house use only In house use only
No. of Renewals Circulation Collection 2 times 2 times
'Safety' Collection
Media Collection
Journal Collection (Back issues)
Library Reader's Card
Reserve Collection No renewals No renewals
No. of Holds Circulation Collection 5 items 2 items
Borrowers can return loaned items to the service counters or through self-check machines and book drop on or before the due date, otherwise fines will be charged on items returned late.


Except for Reserve Collection items and items have been recalled or requested by other users, all loaned items can be renewed twice in person or online via My LRC Record before the due date until the maximum loan period is reached.


Users can place holds on all Circulation Collection item via LRC catalogue. Pick-up notices will be sent to borrowers’ registered email addresses. Items held at LRC service counters must be picked up within 7 opening days.  Uncollected items will be passed to fill the next request or returned to the shelves.


All items with loan period longer than 14 days are subject to recall once requested by another user.

Upon recall, the loan period will be shortened and the item has to be returned within 14 days from the date of recall. New due date will be mentioned on Recall email notice, borrowers must return the recalled item on or before the new due date, otherwise fines will be charged on items returned late. All recalled items are not allowed to renew.

Overdue Notices and Fines

Overdue notices will be sent to borrowers' registered email address. Loaned items must be returned on or before the due date, otherwise fines will be charged on items returned late.
Overdue notices schedule : 

Overdue notice

Pre-due date reminder
2 days before the due date
Due date reminder
Due date
1st overdue notice
1 day after the due date
2nd overdue notice
8 days after the due date
Final overdue notice
50 days after the due date
Fines :
Collection Fine Rate Maximum Fine
Circulation Collection
/per opening day
/per item
'Safety' Collection
Journal Collection (Back issues)
Media Collection
/per opening day
/per item
Reserve Collection
Library Reader's Card

Users are responsible for checking their email accounts and own circulation records from the LRC Catalogue. Non-receipt of the overdue notices will not be accepted as an excuse for waiving or reducing the overdue fines.

If Borrowers do not return the overdue items or pay any accrued fines, borrowing privileges may be suspended. Graduation certificates will be withheld until all outstanding fines are settled.

Damaged Items

Any defect or damage to an item should be reported to LRC once it is noticed.

Borrowers are held responsible for any loss or damage to any item whilst in their charge, and will be required to pay the full value of replacement and a processing fee of HKD100.00.

Assumed Loss and Loss Items
LRC materials which are overdue for 50 days or more and not returned will be assumed as being lost by the borrowers.
Charges will include the replacement cost, processing fee of HKD100.00 and any fines accrued.
Request for refund will not be considered once the payment is made, and any paid loss item remains the property of LRC.
Last Updated : 2019-08-28
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