Computing hardware/software available

The computer laboratories are equipped with PCs, mainly with Intel® CoreTM i3, CoreTM i5 or CoreTM i7 CPUs. There are about 550 PCs at the Homantin main campus, about 260 PCs at the Jockey Club Campus, about 180 PCs at the Kwai Hing Learning Centre and about 110 PCs at the OUHK-CITA Learning Centre. The computer laboratories are also equipped with laser printers.

The PCs are installed with either Chinese/English Windows 7 or Windows 10 operating systems. Some of these PCs are also installed with Chinese/English Windows 8.1 operating systems. To support the OUHK's various courses, a wide variety of software applications is available.

Locations of OUHK PC laboratories

  • OUHK Main Campus:
    Level 4, 30 Good Shepherd Street
    Ho Man Tin, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    Tel: 2768 6524 Fax: 2762 7469
  • OUHK Jockey Club Campus:
    Level 6, 81 Chung Hau Street,
    HO Man Tin, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    Tel: 3120 2740
  • OUHK Kwai Hing Learning Centre:
    Level 8, Kowloon Commerce Centre,
    No. 51 – 53, Kwai Cheong Road, N.T., Hong Kong
    Tel: 3120 9685
  • OUHK-CITA Learning Centre:
    Level 1, CITA Training Centre,
    201-203 Lai King Hill Road, Kwai Chung, N.T., Hong Kong
    Tel: 3460 9585

Hours of free-access computing facilities*

Location Opening Hours
Main Campus & Jockey Club Campus 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM*
( Monday –Sunday & Public Holidays)
Kwai Hing Learning Centre 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM**
( Monday – Saturday )
1:00 PM – 6:00 PM**
(Sunday & Public Holidays)
(Lunar New Year's Public Holidays)
OUHK-CITA 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM**
( Monday – Friday )
(Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays)

*Special opening hours on festival days (Main Campus & Jockey Club Campus):

Festival Days Opening Hours
The Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival, The Winter Solstice, Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve, Lunar New Year's Eve and Lunar New Year's Day. 9:00 am – 5:40 pm

**Special opening hours on festival days (Kwai Hing Learning Centre & OUHK-CITA):

Festival Days Opening Hours
The Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival, The Winter Solstice, Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve and Lunar New Year's Eve. 9:00 am – 5:40 pm

Special occasions: Notice of changes in opening hours will be put up in advance at the entrance of the PC labs.

The PC Lab at OUHK-CITA is closed on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays. For information regarding the opening hours for Yi Jin students, please refer to the separate Student Handbook for the Yi Jin programme.

1. Admission to the PC Labs

Only active students and current OUHK staff with valid OUHK Identity Cards are allowed to use the PC Labs. The on-duty staff of the PC Labs may at any time require a user to show his or her identity as a valid user, and may require any person who fails to provide the requested evidence to leave the PC Labs.

2. Use of the PC Labs

2.1In addition to the clauses included in the Regulations, users must also comply with those in the “Latest Rules” when using the PC Labs. The “Latest Rules” is displayed at the entrance of the PC Labs.
2.2Users are allowed to use only one PC at any time. No user is allowed to occupy two or more PCs simultaneously.
2.3Any malfunction, damage or loss of any computer components must be reported to the PC Lab staff immediately. Users will be responsible for loss and damage to any components of the PCs that they are using. Users may be required to pay the full value plus the shipping and handling fees for any replacements. Lost or damaged components will continue to be the property of the PC Labs even if the replacement charge has been paid.
2.4The PC Labs will not be responsible for any loss of user data. Users are suggested to frequently save data onto their portable storage.
2.5Users should not copy any software or data from their own portable storage onto hard disks of any PCs in the labs. The OUHK reserves the right to erase anything copied on the PCs without advance notice. On the other hand, users should not copy anything from the servers to their own portable storage without the OUHK's permission.
2.6All PCs in the PC Labs (except those in tutorial laboratories) are available for free access. PCs in tutorial laboratories are usually used only for tutorials but may be made available for free access if found necessary.

3. User conduct

3.1Users should follow the instructions on the proper use of the PC Labs as described in this regulation, displayed in the PC Labs or given verbally by the on-duty staff.
3.2Users' right to use the PC Labs may be suspended if they are found to misuse the PC Labs.
3.3Users will be held responsible for any infringement of intellectual property rights in Hong Kong or elsewhere, arising from that user copying any software or data.
3.4Users are not allowed to reserve the PCs and leave them idle. Any reserved PCs left idle for ten minutes may be taken up by other users.
3.5Any personal items left unattended in the lab (on the seat) for more than ten minutes may be reported to and removed, without prior notice, by the on-duty staff. The PC Labs will not be responsible for any loss or damage to unattended personal property.
3.6Unauthorized removal and/or mutilation of PC Lab resources, either in whole or in part, or any attempt to do so will subject the offender to serious disciplinary action. Also, users should conserve computer paper and any other resources.
3.7Users are not allowed to touch any common control switches such as electrical power switches and air conditioning controls etc.
3.8Users should enter/leave PC Labs through the designated entrance/exit unless directed otherwise by the on-duty staff.
3.9At the request of the on-duty staff, a user should display personal belongings for inspection at the PC Lab exit. A user may be required to show the contents of his/her bags, cases or other containers.
3.10Users should not behave in a manner that is likely to disturb other users. Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the PC Labs. Silence must be observed within the PC Labs and adjacent areas.
3.11Viewing obscene material on the computers in the PC Lab is not allowed. (If you need to do so for academic research or study, please consult the staff at the Service Counter. Special arrangements will be made if feasible.)
3.12Users should take away all their belongings and any items they do not want, such as paper, when they have finished using the PCs.
3.13Food, drinks, games of any form, listening to a Walkman or a Discman is not allowed.