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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 AV 
Material 2
Periodical Back Issue and Computer File Periodical Current Issue Special Material 3
Academy Council Member 30 30 days     7 days   4 days   Overnight 4 days
Full-time Academic Staff 30
Postgraduate Students 30
Part-time Academic Staff & Part-time Programme Academic Staff 20
Undergraduate Degree Programme Students 20 4 hours & 
Library Use Only
Post-secondary Programme Students 4 20
Full-time Non-Academic Staff 10 4 days
Former Full-time Staff of Long Service 10 4 hours & 
Library Use Only
Academy Graduates  


14 days 4 hours & 
Library Use Only
4 days   Library Use Only   4 hours & 
​Library Use Only
Junior Programme Students
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. 

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