10.       Booking Service for Multimedia Content

11.       Booking Service for Workstations

 

10.                  Booking Service for Multimedia Content

You can reserve multimedia content for use inside public libraries. CD format materials (including CD-ROM, audio or video CD) in jukeboxes and audio-visual materials at Hong Kong Central Library to be played by conventional players and digitized audio-visual materials with limited number of concurrent users and restricted for use inside public libraries can be reserved. For multimedia content restricted for use inside Language Learning Centre of the Hong Kong Central Library, reservation can be made at the service counter of the Centre.

 

A.    Place Content Booking

 

Step 1.                   Login your Library Account.

Step 2.                   Use Basic Search or Advance Search to search for the title of the booking items. Click Reserve in the Content Cover Page, Search Results List. You can also click Reserve of an item if it has already been added to My Favourites List / My Played List.

 

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Fig. 1 Content Cover Page

 

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Fig. 2 Search Results List

 

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Fig. 3 My Favourites List / My Played List

 

Step 3.                   Read the Condition of Using Workstation at Hong Kong Public Libraries and then click Accept and Continue to proceed with booking.

 

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Fig. 4 Accept Condition of Using Workstation at Hong Kong Public Libraries

Fig. 4 Accept Condition of Using Workstation at Hong Kong Public Libraries

 

Step 4.                   Specify Date of Use, Time Period, Session Duration, Workstation Group, and other filtering criteria. The available time slots of workstation groups that can play the content will be listed. Click Filter to refresh the result.

Step 5.                   Select an available time slot from the Available Time Slots list and click Reserve.

 

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Fig. 5 Place Content Booking Page

Fig. 5 Place Content Booking Page

 

Step 6.                   Confirm Content Booking screen will be displayed. Check the details of the booking record and click Confirm if the details are correct.

 

 

 

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Fig. 6 Confirm Content Booking

 

 

Step 7.                   "Booking record(s) confirmed successfully." will be displayed.

Step 8.                   Click Print to print out booking details, Save to save record in local directory of computer, OR Email to send the record to an email address.

 

 

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Fig. 7 Confirm Content Booking with Confirmation Message

 

Step 9.                   Click the OK button. The message "Do you want to make another booking?" will be displayed.

 

Fig. 8 Information Message

Fig. 8 Information Message

 

Step 10.               Click Yes to make another booking. Click No to view the Booking List.

 

 

 
Points to note:

1.      You must login before placing booking.

2.      The Condition of Using Workstation at Hong Kong Public Libraries will be displayed once per login session.

3.      You may reserve workstation or multimedia content through online booking no more than seven days prior to and inclusive of the intended date of use. Readers need to complete the booking procedure 15 minutes before the booking start time.

4.      Maximum total number of workstation or content booking is two sessions daily. Each session can be one or two hours.

5.      Maximum total duration of workstation or content booking is 4 hours daily with different limit as below:

Ÿ  branch libraries: maximum 2 hours daily;

Ÿ  Hong Kong Central Library: maximum 4 hours daily. For content booking, the maximum duration per session is 3 hours daily.

 

Tips

1.      For content booking, availability of other resources (e.g. the item itself and the relevant player required) will also be checked.

2.      Available Timeslot can be filtered by different variables. "My Preferred Libraries List" lists out the patron's preferred libraries set in the Preference Setting. In "Location", the timeslot can be filtered by District, Library, and Workstation Group.


11.                   Booking Service for Workstations

Registered readers are welcome to use the 24 hour online booking service to book workstation.

 

A.    Place Workstation Booking

 

Step 1.                   Login your Library Account.

 

Step 2.                   Under Booking in the menu, you can either select View Booking or Booking On selection of View Booking, the Booking List will open where you can click the Place Workstation Booking button to place a workstation booking.

 

 

 

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Fig. 1 Place Workstation Booking from Booking List Page

Fig. 1 Place Workstation Booking from Booking List Page

 

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AutoshapeFig. 2 Place Workstation Booking

Fig. 2 Place Workstation Booking

 

Step 3.                   Read the Condition of Using Workstation at Hong Kong Public Libraries and then click Accept and Continue to proceed with booking.

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Fig. 3 Condition of Using Workstation at Hong Kong Public Libraries

Fig. 3 Condition of Using Workstation at Hong Kong Public Libraries

 

Step 4.                   In Place Workstation Booking page, specify Date of Use, Time Period, Session Duration, Purpose and Workstation Group. Click Filter to refresh the result.

Step 5.                   Select an available time slot from the Available Time Slots list and click Reserve.

 

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Fig. 4 Place Workstation Booking

Fig. 4 Place Workstation Booking

 

Step 6.                   Confirm Workstation Booking screen will be displayed. Please check the details of the booking record and click Confirm if the details are correct.

 

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Fig. 5 Confirm Workstation Booking Details

 

Step 7.                   Upon clicking the Confirm button, the system will verify availability and status of the selected time slot. A confirmation message will be displayed when the booking is successfully confirmed. 

Step 8.                   Click Print to print out booking details, Save to save record in local directory of computer, OR Email to send the record to an email address.

 

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Fig. 6 Workstation Booking Confirmed with Confirmation Message

 

Step 9.                   Click the OK button. The message "Do you want to make another booking?" will be displayed.

 

Fig. 7 Information Message

Fig. 7 Information Message

 

Step 10.               Click Yes to make another booking. Click No to view the Booking List.

 

Points to note:

1.  You must login before placing booking.

2.  The Condition of Using Workstation at Hong Kong Public Libraries will be displayed once per login session.

3.  You may reserve workstation or multimedia content through online booking no more than seven days prior to and inclusive of the intended date of use. Readers need to complete the booking procedure 15 minutes before the booking start time.

4.  Maximum total number of workstation or content booking is two sessions daily.

5.  Maximum total duration of workstation or content booking is 4 hours daily with different limit as below:

§  branch libraries: maximum 2 hours daily;

§  Hong Kong Central Library: maximum 4 hours daily. For content booking, the maximum duration per session is 3 hours daily.