Acquisitions Suggestions

Request Teaching or Research Materials (Designated for School/Depts Use Only)

Academic staff may recommend titles pertaining to their teaching and research areas through using the Recommendation Forms or "Book Recommendation System". All requisitions must be approved by the School Director/Department Head and accepted by the Librarian after careful deliberation. In addition, a requested item must be affordable within the acquisition budget.

Book Recommendation System

Suggest a Purchase

All Library users may suggest new titles to the Library by filling in the "Library Materials Request Form" or using the "Book Recommendation System". Consideration of acceptance mainly depends on our collection development policy and the library budget.

Book Recommendation System

Circulation Services

Application for the Library Card

All full-time students, faculty and staff of Macao Polytechnic Institute are eligible for access and borrowing privileges to our Libraries, your MPI Student/Staff Card is your Library Borrower's Card. External patrons aged above 18 are also welcome but a Reader's Card/Borrower's Card is needed for using the Library.

Online Application

Reserving On-loan Books

If library items are borrowed by other users, you can place a hold via the Library Catalogue or fill in the "Book Reservation Form".

IT Services

Borrowing a Tablet Computer for In-house Use

Library provides the tablet computers loan service, all full-time faculty, full-time staff and enrolled students of degree programs may check out a tablet computer for in-house use only on a first-come-first-served basis. Please submit the "Library Tablet Computers Check-out Form" and present your staff/student card at the Library Circulation Counter for borrowing.

Reference Services

Request Document Delivery (Designated for Faculty and Staff Use Only)

Please use the form below to request articles which are not available in MPI Library (Document Delivery Service for whole books is not applicable). Please provide the requested information in detail and submit the requests at the Library's Reference Desk, or e-mail it to, or fax it to 2870-2076.

Technical Services

Application of ISBN

An International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is a unique code for the identification of books, which is used whenever information on books needs to be recorded or communicated. The applications of ISBNs for the Macao Polytechnic Institute are assigned by the Library.

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Application of ISSN

The ISSN is applicable to the entire population of serials, whether past, present or to be published in the foreseeable future. Serials include periodicals, newspapers, annuals (reports, yearbooks, directories, etc.), the journals, series, memoirs, proceedings, transactions, etc. The applications of ISSNs for the Macao Polytechnic Institute are assigned by the Library.

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Request Photo/Film Permit

Photo/Film permits are required for any production filming or still shoots  within the MPI Libraries. Please complete and submit the application form below at least THREE working days before the scheduled day of the shoot.