Hong Kong Academic Library Link (HKALL)

HKALL is a union catalogue allowing the students and staff of the eight partner institutions to search a mega collection of over 5 million titles of monographs held in the eight participating libraries. They can make direct requests on these materials, and have the materials delivered to the libraries of their respective institutions within 24 hours for further checkout. In cases where printed materials cannot be sent via HKALL, current students and staff may be able to go to that library personally to use the item in question. Although similar projects exist in other parts of the world, HKALL is the first to include a large number of Chinese vernacular items.