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Library Information System

Primo@Lib, Digital Performing Arts Repository and AudioMiner are the integral components of the Library Information System to provide access to a wide range of resources to support teaching and learning of the Academy. 



Primo@Lib, a new discovery platform, is widely used by academic libraries overseas and all UGC libraries in Hong Kong.  It combines features and functions of the Library Catalogue and Performing Arts Scholarly Search (PASS) offering the options of searching within the Library Collection and extending your search to online contents from subscribed e-resources and selected open access databases.  

Primo@Lib: your first stop for information searching



Digital Performing Arts Repository

Digital Performing Arts Repository (DPAR) was launched in June 2013. It consists of twelve collections, namely Academy Production; Academy Publication; Chinese Opera; Ernest Read Orchestral Collection; Graduation Screening (School of Film and Television); Local Performing Arts Resources; Thesis Project; Department of Composition; Community Engagement Project; Academy 30th Anniversary; Slides and Inernational Festival of Dance Academies (IFDA).

Audio Miner


AudioMiner ( implemented in 2013 holds 282,000 sound effect files and 44,000 production music tracks from recognized audio publishers.  Users can search, retrieve and download sound effects and production music tracks from within the Wanchai and the Bethanie campuses for educational use.  A number of 5.1 surround sound effects libraries are available for HD productions.