Considering the values, principles and goals of the University our mission as an academic Library is to be a key element in the professional, social and human development of the community by supporting the enhancement of their literacy level and information research skills in order to become better informed and self-reliant professionals as well as more responsible citizens.
A comprehensive high quality collection of books, journals, electronic databases and other materials is freely available for further research and study either on or off campus. The library also provides a pleasant environment in which to work with computers and Internet access.
Library services are running in two branches, NAPE1 and Saint Joseph Seminary, both having a pleasant environment for study, research or just some light reading between classes. We provide access to computers with Internet access and the facilities are fully covered with wireless network.
Just a small list of the services you can expect to find in your Library: Facilities with good conditions for studying, reading or just to have a break from classes; Reference and Orientation, to help you find what you are looking for; Printing and photocopying; Loan System, for you to borrow books from the Library; Inter-Library Loan system, if can borrow all these books from USJ Library imagine what it would be like to have access to all University Libraries in Macau.
Kindly find attached to this Students Handbook 2015-2016 the Regulations aimed for a better use of our services.
Originality Check – During the process of researching and writing papers for your assignments, it is very common to copy some sentences without citation. We have a solution called Turnitin that will help you avoid any kind of plagiarism. Kindly get in touch with the library, we will guide on how to make proper citation and how to use this tool.
Bibliographic and Research Management Tools – Starting from day one you should learn how to organise better all the bibliography you will collect while you are studying for your classes and preparing your assignments. Come to the library and we teach you how to use some cool and impressive tools to manage all your references. These tools, Refworks or Zotero can be a powerful ally for your research and study.
LIBRARY TRAINING SESSIONS
We will provide Library training sessions on a regular basis. Stay tuned on your USJ email box and in your Library Portal.
We have available for our community the most important electronic resources in the USJ fields of study. Being a USJ student gives you access to these valuable resources subscribed by the University. You can access them directly on-campus or off-campus using your USJ email address and password. Follow the link bellow to the Library Portal we developed just for you.
MACAU ACADEMIC LIBRARIES ALLIANCE
In 2010 USJ Library joined the Macau Academic Libraries Alliance. As a USJ student you are entitled to use the Libraries of other Universities of Macau and even borrow books from them. Get in touch with us for more information and to get other library borrowing cards.
Except for July and August the opening hours is as follows: NAPE1 – Mondays to Fridays from 8.30am to 9.00pm and Saturdays from 10.00am to 2.00pm. Saint Joseph Seminary – Mondays to Fridays from 8.30 to 7.00. Saturdays from 10.00am to 2.00pm (the summer opening hours will be noticed in due time).
Contact No.: (+853) 8592 5633