About Library

The Library has adopted Easy Search (Primo) since 2014. Primo is a one-stop solution for the discovery and delivery of local and remote resources, such as books, journal articles, and digital objects. Primo assists libraries in exposing the richness of their collections and engaging users with an up-to-date discovery and delivery experience.

The CGST Library is located on the 1st and 2nd floor of Devon Road Campus. Occupying the entire level, with an area of approximately 640 square meters (including 50 square meters for outdoor reading area), the Library provides about 64 study spaces for users. The CGST Library collection currently consists of approximately 100,000 items; include more than 800 academic periodicals/magazines (over 200 current issues). Our library collection includes the Special Collection, "Culture Collection", on Chinese Religion & Culture acquired in the year 2000, with over 8,000 volumes of books and over 300 titles of back issues of periodicals, which has enriched our collection in Chinese culture, history and religion.

The Library has subscribed more than 4,000 titles of full text e-online journals and 19,000 titles of e-books in the following platforms:

Ebsco –《Religion and Philosophy Collection》: Over 300 full text journals titles. 《ATLA Religion Database & ATLAS》: Over 260 full text journal titles, 1,700 journal titles and 800 journals to be continued indexing. 《Wilson OmniFile Full Text Select》: More than 3,000 full text journal titles cover different subjects, convenient for users with inquiries in areas that cross disciplines. Comprehensive indexing databases include:《Old Testament Abstracts》,《New Testament Abstracts》,《Catholic Periodical and Literature Index》, 《European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750》, 《American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933 - 1955》, 《Teacher Reference Center》,《ERIC》,《LISA》and《GreenFile》.

Cengage –《InfoTrac Religion & Social Science》: includes over170 full text journal titles and 250 journal titles for indexing.

Sabinet –《SA e Publications - Religion Collection》: 25 full text journal titles from South Africa.

Archives Unbound (Cengage)– complete set of full text journals:《Chinese Recorder and the Protestant Missionary Community in China》(1867-1941). The Chinese Recorder is regarded today as one of the most valuable sources for studying the missionary movement in China and its influence on Western relations with and perceptions of the Far East.

Modern-History-Institute Bulletin, SINCIA – complete set of bulletin since 1969 to the latest issue.

Ebrary - 《Religion, Philosophy and Classics e-books》: over 14,000 electronic titles.

Ebsco - 《The Religious and Theological e-books Collection》: over 1,000 electronic titles. 《Publicly-Accessible eBooks Collection》: over 4,500 electronic titles.

Cambridge Companion - 《The Cambridge Companions to Philosophy, Religion and Culture》: over 190 electronic reference titles

Cambridge Book Online - 《Cambridge University Press》: more than 60 electronic titles

Cengage -《Gale Virtual Reference Library》: 11 sets of encyclopedias on various religious studies.

Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic LIbrary : based on the CD-ROM published in 2006, presents a complete Hebrew transcription and English translation of the Biblical texts, together with high-resolution images, including Qumran biblical scrolls, texts from the Judaean Desert and biblical manuscripts.

The Digital Loeb Classical Library : over 520 electronic titles with written treasures of the ancient Greek and Roman world, providing Greek and Latin texts alongside English translations.

TREN - 《Theological Research Exchange Library》: 500 full text theological thesis / dissertation titles representing research from worldwide institution.

iPad (e-books) - over 50 kindle titles and over 160 Olive Tree titles.

We have subscribed RefWorks, which is an online research management software, provides writing and collaboration tool for creating comprehensive footnotes and bibliographies for research. In addition, we have subscribed OCLC first search service in 《ATLA Group Catalog》 indexing and 《WorldCat》which provide global network of library catalog.

In addition, the "Library Information Network" of CGST has been established for users to retrieve library resources, online periodicals, databases and other Internet resources via the "Intranet" and then "CGST Pulse".

CGST Library is one of the five members of the Ecumenical Information Network (EIN). Other EIN member libraries include:

EIN Library Union Catalogue is the largest theological library catalogue in Hong Kong. At present, EIN has 5 member libraries and the EIN Library Union Catalogue has over 380,000 records of which the Chinese theological library catalogue is the largest in the world. Inter-library loan and document delivery services are available to the users of EIN member libraries.

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Summer Opening Hours:

2017 Jun 12 to Jul 7 and Jul 24 to Sep 1  
Tuesday to Friday

Special Opening Hours:

2017 Jul 10 to Jul 21  
Tuesday to Friday

Closed Dates:

Saturday, Sunday
Public Holidays

Library Arrangements During Typhoons and Black Rainstorm Warning


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Phone: 2794 6794    Fax: 2794 6790


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Introduction to Library Information Network and E-Resources


Introduction to Christian Resources


Union Catalogue[Easy Search]-User's Guide


Library Book Suggestion Form


Alumni Application Form

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