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Alumni Library Card

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  • Eligibility

  • Graduates of Lingnan University and of the Community College at Lingnan University (Associate Degree and Higher Diploma) may apply for an Alumni Borrower's Card or Alumni Reader's Card.

  • Types of Alumni Library Cards and Privileges

Borrower’s Card
Type of Material Loan Quotas Loan Periods
Books & CD-ROMs 10 30 days
Reserve-2 days 2 days
Reserve-7 days 7 days
Reserve-3 hours, Special Collections 5 3 hours (In Library Use Only)
AV Materials 5 3 hours (In Library Use Only)
Electronic Resources N/A Onsite access to most library electronic resources
Wireless LAN Services (For Notebook Only) N/A Temporary access of Wireless LAN Services
Reader’s Card
Type of Material Loan Quotas Loan Periods
Books & CD-ROMs N/A In Library Use Only
Reserve-2 days, Reserve-7 days 8 3 hours (In Library Use Only)
Reserve-3 hours, Special Collections 3
AV Materials 5 3 hours (In Library Use Only)
Electronic Resources N/A Onsite access to most library electronic resources
Wireless LAN Services (For Notebook Only) N/A Temporary access of Wireless LAN Services

  • Application

  • To apply for the Alumni Library Card of Lingnan University Library, please click here to register online.
  • Provide and submit a recent colour passport size photo.
  • [Optional for Borrower's Card with Database Services] Please submit the crossed cheque payable to the "Lingnan University".
  • Fee: [New charges(highlighted in blue) will be effective from 1 January 2020]
Card Type Details of charges Total Amount
For Borrowing: For Databases Services:
Deposit [Refundable] Annual Fee [Non-refundable] Annual Fee [Non-refundable]
New Card Application Borrower's Card HK$500 New charges : HK$100/$80* -- New charges : HK$600/$580*
Borrower's Card (With remote access to selected library databases for Alumni#) HK$500 New charges : HK$100/$80* HK$300 New charges : HK$900/$880*
Card Renew Borrower's Card -- New charges : HK$100/$80* -- New charges : HK$100/$80*
Borrower's Card (With remote access to selected library databases for Alumni#) -- New charges : HK$100/$80* HK$300 New charges : HK$400/$380*
Reader's Card -- -- -- Free of charge
Reader's Card 
(With remote access to selected library databases for Alumni#)
-- -- HK$300 HK$300
*Cardholders of Lingnan University MasterCard (Exclusive for Graduate) issued by the Bank of East Asia will enjoy 20% discount on Annual Fee, please enclose the photocopy of MasterCard                                                     
#The selection of databases for off-campus access is subject to change time to time. Selected databases for remote access are available at: http://libguides.ln.edu.hk/c.php?g=348730
  • Processing / Replacement Fee:

  • The Library will reply within 7 working days upon receipt of the application.
  • HK$50 will be charged for card replacement in case of loss or damage.
  • Renewal:

  • Alumni Library Card can be renewed 30 days before its expiry date.
  • Terms and Conditions:

  • The Library Card application is considered on an individual basis. The Library reserves the right to reject any new / renewal application.
  • Cardholders of Lingnan University MasterCard (Exclusive for Graduate) issued by the Bank of East Asia can be admitted to the Library with privileges of Reader's Card holder.
  • The Library Card is not transferable.
  • If the Library Card is lost or damaged, report to the Library as soon as possible.
  • All Library Notices will be sent by email only.
  • All fees paid are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • The Library reserves the right to amend or change all the terms and conditions at any time without issuing further notice. In case of disputes, the decision of the Library shall be final and binding.
  • Privacy Policy and Personal Information Collection Statement

  • University's Privacy Policy Statement is available at https://www.ln.edu.hk/privacy-statement
  • Personal Information Collection Statement related to this form is available at https://www.library.ln.edu.hk/about/rules-regulations-policies/PICS

For more information and question, please contact us at 2616-8586 or cirstaff@ln.edu.hk.