Contact:Collection Management Division|Telephone(886)6-2757575 Ext. 65752、65756|Email
Functions and purposes

The learning commons of the NCKU Library (named it “KnowLEDGE”) is a “new place for learning”, located on the first and second floor of the Dormitory No.3 of the University’s Ching-Yeh Campus(MAP). As a campus hub for student-centered learning activities, this venue is a shared or common space in which NCKU students, teachers and others can come together to interact, and participate in various kinds of learning activities held there. The KnowLEDGE, as a new venue for knowledge construction, its space functions are listed in the following:

  • Service for NCKU faculty, students and staff to encourage them to engage in a dialogue, discussion and creative learning.
  • Service for campus activities approved by NCKU Library to build a cross-over platform for interdisciplinary learning.
  • Respond the students’ needs for self-study, to set up a quiet reading room on 2nd floor.
Service for

The KnowLEDGE is open to NCKU faculty, students and staff only. It is not open to the public.

Open Hours
  • Semester Period: Monday to Sunday 09:00-23:00.
  • National holidays and its deferred holidays are not open.
  • Opening hours for winter or summer vacations will be announced separately.
  • For special conditions, any adjustment to the opening hours shall be implemented after prior notice of the Library.
Interior space and equipment
  • The discussion and interaction area on 1st floor
    • The discussion and interaction area on 1st floor could hold up to 100 persons for individual or group study, discussion and campus activities approved by NCKU Library. A variety of spaces are provided in the Commons (Floor plan):
      • Area A (Long tables area) equipped with 16 high chairs.
      • Area B (Discussion area B) could hold up to 30 persons, equipped with combination tables, chairs, and couch. Surfaces of wall cabinets are whiteboards.
      • Area D (Discussion area D) could hold up to 20 persons, equipped with tables, benches and low stools. Surfaces of wall cabinets are whiteboards.
      • Area E (Wooden stairs) allowed to sit on the stairs and be used together with Area D for activities.
      • Area F (Wooden stages) equipped with 20 tables and seats.
    • Provide projectors, wireless microphones and 150-inch projection screen (W305cm x H334cm) if you have a reservation.
  • The quiet reading room on 2nd floor

    The quiet reading room equipped with 80 seats for self-study. The users in this room will be asked to keep quiet.

  • The rest area on 2nd floor

    The rest area is next to the quiet reading room, the public facilities such as toilets and drinking fountains are located here. In addition, round bar height tables, high chairs and colorful movable stools are provided for taking a break.

Access and activities application guide
  • Access to the KnowLEDGE Learning Commons is controlled by a door access system using ID card. The NCKU faculty, students and staff should swipe their NCKU ID card when they get in and leave.
  • The discussion and interaction area on 1st floor
    • The NCKU faculty, students and staff are welcomed to take any seat you like for non-activities use.
    • For use of campus activities approved by NCKU Library, the attendees should be limited in the reserved area. The NCKU faculty, students and staff all have to swipe their NCKU ID card for entry, while the guests should be accompanied by the activities applicants.
    • If there is a reservation for activity, it must be taken as priority. The Library shall proceed with reserved area site-evacuation and preparation procedure one hour prior to the reservation; other people shall be relocated to other areas accordingly.
  • The quiet reading room on 2nd floor
    • For use the reading room, the NCKU faculty, students and staff could take any seat they like on a first come first served basis.
    • Please do not use laptops or other items making noises that cause disturbance in quiet reading room. Those who fail to improve after persuasion will be given one violation point as per “National Cheng Kung University Library Rules for Reader Violations“ and must leave the reading room immediately.
  • For reserving and use of activities

    Please login and make a reservation on Library Space Management online System. Its application terms and conditions are in the following:

    • For each activity, it is allowed for the groups of 20 to 30 people.
    • The time available for reservation is 1 hour after opening to 1 hour before closing (for example, during the semester, allowed reservation time is from 10:00 to 22:00). For same time period, only allow for one reservation, and each time shall not exceed 4 hours.
    • Allow to make a reservation within 6 months’ time period; however, same applicant is only allowed to make a reservation up to 6 times maximum in a year time period (January to December). Reservation shall be made 7 days prior using at the latest. After approved by NCKU Library, we shall allocate the reservation by the order of registration time.
    • The applicants or their authorized agents must proceed with borrowing procedure with personal NCKU ID card within 20 minutes of the scheduled reservation time at “KnowLEDGE” service counter. Those who fail to show up in time may result in the cancellation of the booking.
    • For any reasons, applicants who cannot use the Commons as scheduled time should cancel the reservation before the scheduled date; if the applicant fails to cancel it, the Library will cancel this reservation and also give the applicant one violation point as per “National Cheng Kung University Library Rules for Reader Violations”.
    • Applications for merchandising or commercial activities can not be approved.
  • Please contact Collection Management Division (extension: 65752 Miss Chen or 65756 Miss Lin) 2 working days (8:00 to 17:00, 12:00 to 13:00 lunch break) ahead of the reserved date in person or by proxy to confirm the use of the venue, and the applicant should assist the staff to set up equipment and testing an hour before the event.
  • The applicants should contact the Library before posting activity poster at the KnowLEDGE.
Important notice
  • Please do not bring food, alcoholic drinks, prohibited items, and pets inside.
  • While interactions and group discussions are encouraged, please keep the voice down.
  • Respect other people’s user rights, please do not occupy seats. Those who fail to improve after persuasion will be given one violation point as per “National Cheng Kung University Library Rules for Reader Violations“.
  • Leaving seat for more than 30 minutes which is to regard as seat occupation, will be given one violation point as per “National Cheng Kung University Library Rules for Reader Violations“. In addition, the personal belongings left on the empty seat will be removed and collected to service desk on 1st floor by the Library staffs or student assistants without any safekeeping responsibility.
  • Please safely secure your own personal items, belongings, books, and equipment…etc. Our venue does not bear any responsibility for any loss, and will proceed with daily clearing after closing.
  • In order to maintain all users’ rights, we shall check NCKU ID card at any time, and all users shall comply with the request. For those who do not hold ID card, use another person’s ID card, use forged ID card or alteration of ID card, must leave immediately once discovered, and shall be penalized according to “National Cheng Kung University Library Rules for Reader Violations”.
  • Please do not park your motor or bicycle at parking lot for Dormitory No. 3, Ching-Yeh Campus.
Service Policy
Venue overview and related information
  • Location: 1st & 2nd Floor, Dormitory No. 3, Ching-Yeh Campus, please click MAP.
  • Floor plan(1F2F)
  • Photos
    Gate Discussion area B Discussion area D/Wooden stairs Long tables area
     
    Wooden stages area Wooden stairs area The quiet reading room on 2nd floor The rest area on 2nd floor
     
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