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Borrowing Privileges and Overdue Fines

Lending services are provided at the Circulation Counter of the Academy Library and the Film and Television Library during the library opening hours until 15 minutes prior to closing.  Relevant borrowing privileges and overdue fines can be found in the following:

Borrowing Privileges

Category of Borrower

Loan Quota

Loan Period

Circulating Book, AV Material, Periodical, Special Material & Course Reserves Material 1

Circulating Book

Material 2

Periodical Back Issue and Computer File

Periodical Current Issue

Special Material 3

Academy Council Member





30 days





7 days



4 days




4 days


Former Full-time Staff of Long Service


Full-time Academic Staff


Postgraduate Students

Part-time Academic Staff & Part-time Programme Academic staff


Full-time Non-Academic Staff


Degree Programme Students


Non-Degree Programme Students 4

Junior Programme Students




14 days

4 hours 
Library Use Only

4 days


Library Use Only


4 hours Library Use Only

Academy Graduates
SAPA Life Members, Non-Academy Borrowers

1. Loan period for Course Reserves material is 3 hours or overnight.

2. Including video, audio and the accompanying material.

3. Including slide, kit, microform, filmstrip, items in the Special Collection and Academy Archives.  Loan Period for HKAPA Thesis is 4 hours & Library Use Only.

4. Including students pursuing Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Certificate Programmes, as well as Visiting Students.



Overdue Fine

Loan Type

Material Type

Overdue Fine

Daily Loans

Printed Material

HK$ 1.00 per day

AV Material, Special Material and Computer File

HK$ 3.00 per day

Hourly and Overnight Loans

HK$ 1.00 per hour