Hang Seng Management College (HSMC) Library situated at S H Ho Academic Building (Block A) was opened in September 2012. Spanning across three floors with a total floor area of 4,000 square metres, the Library serves as a hub of knowledge offering a multitude of information resources, facilities and services to support the teaching, learning and research needs of the College community.
Learning goes well beyond the boundary of the classroom. The Library applies the Learning Commons model to bring together services, technology and space designs to enhance students’ learning outcomes outside classroom.
With the prevailing trend of e-learning and using e-resources, the Library provides a technology-rich environment with the advanced one-stop discovery search platform, high-end computers with full suites of software, WiFi coverage, self-check machine, and E-Learning Classroom.
The G/F of the Library serves as the Learning Commons, a prime meeting place for students between classes. The Leisure Reading Area is designed to provide students with comfortable seats for leisure reading, a quick break and social networking between classes. It can turn into the Exhibition Area for holding themed exhibitions, book fairs, textbook fair and other library events. During examination periods, the 24 Hours Study Area opens around the clock for quiet study. The Course Reserve Collection, Reference Collection and Special Collections are also located on the same floor to facilitate students’ coursework studies and research.
The design of the Library on 1/F strikes a balance among open access book stacks, individual study and group collaboration. Study Carrels and individual reading desks are available for quiet self-study and research work. Group Discussion Rooms, equipped with LED monitor, provide a collaborative learning space for students’ discussion and interaction. E-Learning Classroom with computers is ideal for providing hands-on information literacy instructions and training for students.
Offering a range of functions, the 2/F of the Library includes Multi-media Collection, the English Language Centre and the Institute for Chinese Language and Culture. Group Viewing Room with a 42” LED screen, Blu-ray player and comfortable sofa provides spaces for group viewing of the multi-media resources.
To foster a community spirit in HSMC, a lively series of events including exhibitions, themed talks and book fair are held regularly to promote engagement from students and faculty members.
Cutting Edge Design of the Library with Eco-Friendly Bamboo
Designed to be eco-friendly, most of the Library furniture, including study tables, chairs, Service Counter, bookshelf panels and more, is constructed with – BAMBOO.
Last Update: 29 November 2016