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Engineering and Science Library and Information Studies

Certificate for Library Assistants (English)
圖書館助理員證書 (英文)

CEF Reimbursable Course

CEF Reimbursable Course

Jointly Organized by
Hong Kong Library Association
Course Code
Application Code

Study mode
Start Date
16 Apr 2025 (Wed)
Next intake(s)
1 year
Deadline on 28 Feb 2025 (Fri)
2587 3210
2571 8480
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The programme aims to
1. describe the characteristics of different types of library and information centres;
2. develop skills and techniques required by library assistants in identification, acquisition, storage, organization, use and
circulation of information;
3. identify various application of information technologies in library services;
4. evaluate various categories of information resources, print or electronic for the provision of information service;


​This programme aims to provide vocational training for library assistants and those working in children's and / or school libraries. This English class shares a common examination with the Chinese class.

Contents of the programme:
Part 1  Library Services and Procedures
Part 2  General Library Principles and Practice
Part 3  Children’s and School Libraries
Part 4  Practical Lessons and Visits to Libraries

Articulation to Higher Level Programme

Candidates successfully complete this programme can apply for admission to
a. Higher Diploma in Library and Information Management offered by HKU SPACE Community College;
b. Bachelor of Information Studies offered by Charles Sturt University in collaboration with ​HKU SPACE.

Programme Details

Practical work and library visits are compulsory. Assessment is based on final examination and attendance (75%). The Certificate in Librarianship will be awarded to successful students within the HKU system through HKU SPACE.

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  • HKU SPACE Learning Centres on Hong Kong Island


Course Fee
  • HK$12,000 per programme (subject to review)

Entry Requirements

Applicants should:

(i)  have gained three passes in HKCEE* plus Level 2 or above in Chinese Language and English Language in HKCEE or equivalent; or

(ii)  have gained five passes in HKCEE* including Grade E or above in pre 2007 HKCEE for Chinese Language and English Language or equivalent; or

(iii)  have completed Senior Secondary Curriculum, or

(iv)  have completed and passed the Project Yi Jin Programme.

* Applicants who have successfully completed an Applied Learning Course will be comparable to a HKCEE subject pass (up to a maximum of two subjects), excluding Chinese Language and English Language.

Applicants who do not possess the above academic qualifications but are aged 21 or above with relevant work experience will be considered by individual merit. Applicants are advised to submit a recommendation letter from their employer with their application.


  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Certificate for Library Assistants (English)
COURSE CODE 44C104649 FEES $12,000 ENQUIRY 3762-0051
Continuing Education Fund Continuing Education Fund
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.

Certificate for Library Assistants (English)

  • This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [3])


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Enrolment Method
Payment Method
1. Cash, EPS, WeChat Pay Or Alipay

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay or Alipay at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque Or Bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify the programme title(s) for application and the applicant’s name.. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres, specifying  “Course Application” on the envelope.  HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/Mastercard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or Mastercard, including the “HKU SPACE Mastercard”, at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE Mastercard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online Payment

Online application / enrolment is offered for most open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes. Application fees and course fees of these programmes/courses can be settled by using "PPS by Internet" (not available via mobile phones), VISA or Mastercard. In addition to the aforesaid online payment channels, continuing students of award-bearing programmes, if their programmes offer online service, may also pay their course fees by Online WeChat Pay, Online Alipay and Faster Payment System (FPS). Please refer to Enrolment Methods - Online Enrolment  for details.


  • If the programme/course is starting within five working days, application by post is not recommended to avoid any delays. Applicants are advised to enrol in person at HKU SPACE Enrolement Centres and avoid making cheque payment under this circustance.
  • Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay, Alipay, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder's credit card account.
  • In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  • Fees and places on courses cannot be transferrable from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be repsonsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For payment certification, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE" to any of our enrolment centres.