CUHK Library Opening Hours

With effective from July 5, 2021 (Monday) the Universities Service Centre For China Studies Collection (USC) will have the same opening hours as the University Library. Please visit our Library’s homepage ( for detailed opening hours.

From the same date access to the USC Collection on the 8th and 9th floor of the Library will be through the University Library main entrance, not via the Tin Ka Ping building.  If you do not already have a CULink or another library card, please contact us. If you are visiting the Library for the first time or only once, access for a single day is available after signing in with suitable ID at the library Help Desk near the entrance.

Arriving at CUHK Library

From the Airport:

You are advised to take bus no. A41 from the airport to Shatin Central (HK$20, about 45 minutes), then take a taxi from there to the guest house (about HK$60, 15 minutes). Please tell the taxi driver to check with the guard at the university entrance if he/she does not know the location of the guest house. If your luggage is too heavy you had better to take a taxi from airport. It costs about HK$300, and takes around 50 minutes to 1 hour.

From the Mainland by Train:

Get off at the University train station of the MTR East Rail Line.

Location of USC Collection in the Chinese University Campus

USC Collection is on the 8th floor, University Library. Please see the Visiting CUHK for details.

Access and Services

CUHK Library is committed to serving scholars in contemporary China Studies all over the world. Overseas researchers at or above the graduate level are eligible to use the collection. Faculty of local tertiary institutions as well as local students enrolled in China related courses are also welcome. Study rooms and carrels are available to regular users of the collection. Advance booking of study rooms, or carrels is required. All services are provided free of charge except expenses such as photocopying costs.


Student Hostel in New Asia College

A bed in a shared room (shared bath)     500/night or 3,500/week

For details please visit its website at

Living Expenditure & Photocopy Fee

Three meals in the various cafeterias on campus cost approximately HK$100 per day. Foreign students who are now living on campus spend about HK$180-200 per week for miscellaneous personal expenses, including local transportation and laundry. The exchange rate is about US$1 to HK$7.7.

The photocopy fee is HK$0.40 per page.

Visa Application

For Visa Application, please check:

Public Holidays

Please refer to the Hong Kong government official website: