[Have You Explored Our Library Yet?] 【今天,你逛圖書館了麼?】

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[Have You Explored Our Library Yet?]

By: Riddhi SUKHIA (Jockey Club Academy Hall)

Image: www.facebook.com/cityulib

Libraries are dying out. The habit of reading books has been steadily declining through the years, and with it, the popularity of libraries. And hence, for the few remaining book-loving weirdos such as myself, it has become quite difficult to sustain an inexpensive reading habit.

Even before I arrived at CityU, I read a lot of praise for the Run Run Shaw Library on campus. The first time I entered the place, I was awe-struck, and thankful to have such a great variety of resources for students. But for the whole of last year, I was never able to span the entire length of the place, just to look around. Most of us never explore the library as a place for discovery or inspiration, but rather stick to our needs for class notes or course material. But just recently, feeling a bit bored, I tried to explore the place in parts to see what it had to offer, and I was not disappointed.

The sheer plethora of titles we have is amazing. Not only course materials, there are so many interesting books available for leisure reading. There is something for every reader, in various topics and languages. All one needs to do is to spend some time exploring. And what’s more, there are so many inconspicuous reading and study areas around the library where you can carry out your studies without any sound or disturbance. Who knows what interesting things you might learn from a book you never thought you’d read. So next time you feel bored on campus, head to the library and get inspired.

【今天,你逛圖書館了麼?】

文: Riddhi SUKHIA (賽馬會群智堂)

譯: 段延麟 (賽馬會群智堂)

圖: www.facebook.com/cityulib

圖書館已瀕臨絕跡。這些年,習慣閱讀的人越來越少,也因此,圖書館越來越不受歡迎。對於所剩無幾的愛讀書的「怪胎們」–我也是其中之一–想要經濟實惠的讀幾本書越來越難了。

甚至在我來城大前,我就聽說了對校園裡邵逸夫圖書館的諸多美譽。當我第一次踏進那裏時,我驚呆了–真感激這裏可以給學生那麼豐富的資源。但過去的一年我都沒機會把圖書館逛遍。大部分同學都不去探索圖書館的資源,只是專注於課程的筆記和資料。但最近,因為感到些許無聊,我決心要去看看圖書館裡還有什麼–而它果然沒有讓我失望。

我們的藏書數目令人讚嘆。除了課程相關的,也有很多適合閒暇時間閱讀的書。任何讀者,都能找到適合他/她語言和興趣的書籍,而我們所需要做的,就是去探索。除此之外,圖書館還有很多自習區供你安靜讀書。

沒人知道下一頁書可以帶給你怎樣有趣的體驗。所以,下次感覺無聊時,就去圖書館找本書讀吧!

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