Self-Check Systems | Off-Campus Access | Computing and Wifi | Copying, Printing and Scanning | Tablet Computer Loan | Book Sterilizer

Self-Check Systems

Self-Service Checkout Station 自助借書系統
Self-Service Checkout Station

The Library is equipped with a Self-Service Checkout Station, patrons may check out books themselves with their valid patron card and password. The operation is simple, easy and efficient. It also gives enhanced privacy to our patrons.

Smart Locker 自助預約取書系統
Self-Service Holds Pick-Up System

Smart Locker, a self-service holds pick-up system providing users to pick up the Library materials placed on hold any time, day or night. Each locker accommodates multiple books requested by a single user. You'll find the Smart Locker at the Library entrance of the Wui Chi Building.

How does it work?

  • When you receive an email notification that the reserve item is available for pickup.
  • Go to the Smart Locker, select "COLLECT" on the screen.
  • Scan the barcode on your Staff Card/Student Card/Borrowing Card.
  • Select "OPEN ALL" or "OPEN SELECTED" and the door of the locker containing your request opens.
  • Take your books and close the locker door.

Items will remain on hold for 7 opening days, which is consistent with items placed on hold at the Circulation Counter. The hold request may be redirected and placed on hold at the Circulation Counter in cases when all of the lockers are in use, or the item is too large to fit.

Off-Campus Access

All MPI active staff and students are able to access to the Library subscribed e-resources (such as e-databases, e-journals & e-books) from outside the MPI campus with their own NetID account (same as your MPI e-mail login name and password).

Computing and Wifi

The Multimedia Section is fully equipped with PC computers, iMac, scanners, compact disc recordable/rewritable drive (CD-RW), color multifunction copier, etc., whereby users can access Library electronic resources and Internet resources. All computing facilities are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Wireless internet connection (WiFi) is available in the Library for MPI active students and staff. Please refer to the IT Department website for details and configuration.

Copying, Printing and Scanning

Self-service photocopying/printing is available in the Library. Readers may use their "MacauPass" smartcard to make photocopies and to print from network. The charges for the self-service photocopying/printing are as below:

  Photocopying Network Printing
B&W A4 MOP 0.30 /page MOP 0.20 /page
B&W A3 MOP 0.50 /page MOP 0.50 /page
Color A4 MOP 3.00 /page MOP 3.00 /page
Color A3 MOP 5.00 /page MOP 5.00 /page

Dedicated scanning stations may be found in the Library. The photocopying/printing machine also incorporates free scanning services, where readers may scan and email documents.

Main Library Scanner Locations
Multimedia Section 1 high-resolution color scanner
1 high-speed document scanner
1 color photocopying/printing/scanning machine (Copier #5)
2F 2 color photocopying/printing/scanning machines (Copier #2,4)
1 "Scan to Email" machine
3F 1 "Scan to Email" machine

All users, when reproducing library materials, should strictly observe copyright laws. Users are fully responsible for any legal consequences arising from infringement of applicable copyright law.

The Copyright Law of Macau SAR (Portuguese version)

Tablet Computer Loan

In order to help MPI full-time academic staff, administrative staff and currently enrolled students of degree programs to gain familiarity with new information technology to fully explore MPI Library electronic resources and the Internet, MPI Library is pleased to provide the tablet computers (5 iPad Pro & 5 iPad Air2) loan service for in-house use only. Please refer to the Library Tablet Computers Loan Regulations for more information.

Book Sterilizer

A self-service UV book sterilizers are available in the Library, the Lam Kan Special Collection and the Library (Taipa Campus). Users are welcome to use the devices to sterilize library books. Up to 6 books can be sterilized each time.