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Borrowing Privileges and Overdue Fines

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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 BorrowerLoan QuotaLoan Period
Circulating Book, AV Material, Periodical, Special Material & Course Reserves Material 1Circulating BookAV 
Material 2
Periodical Back Issue and Computer FilePeriodical Current IssueSpecial Material 3
Academy Council Member3030 days    7 days  4 days  Overnight4 days
Full-time Academic Staff30
Postgraduate Students


Part-time Academic Staff & Part-time Programme Academic Staff20
Undergraduate Degree Programme Students204 hours & 
Library Use Only

Post-secondary Programme Students 4

Full-time Non-Academic Staff10

4 days

Former Full-time Staff of Long Service104 hours & 
Library Use Only
Academy Graduates


14 days4 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 TypeMaterial TypeOverdue Fine
Daily LoansPrinted MaterialHK$ 1.00 per day
AV Material, Special Material and Computer FileHK$ 3.00 per day
Hourly and Overnight LoansHK$ 1.00 per hour