Graduate students, faculty, and instructors

Information for Graduate, Faculty, and Instructors

Borrowing Resources
My library card Find resources
Borrowing privileges Remote access to resource
Use online resources Copyright
Request and hold Suggest a resource
Fines and other charges Academic footprint
Equipment loans Research data management
Services Spaces
Accessibility services Spaces
Printing, copying, and scanning Location
Computers Hours
  Study rooms
Get Help Contact Us
Ask a librarian Contact us
Research guides News and Events
Workshops and tours Social media


My Library Card:

  • Your VinUniversity ID serves as your library card. Use it to borrow library materials or equipment.

Borrowing privileges:

  • Graduate students may borrow up to 5 items at a time for up to one month per item. Books may be renewed once for two weeks. Renewals of library materials are allowed if there has been no request for that material from other patrons. Materials that are not overdue may be renewed by phone or in-person at the circulation desk. Overdue materials must be renewed in-person at the circulation desk.

Requests and Hold

  • You can request books from the VinUni Library online library catalogue. Requests will take one to two business days. You will be notified by e-mail when your items are ready for pick up. Up-to-date status reports are also available in your library account.
  • You can borrow the books from the VinUni Library circulation counter.
  • Two Self-check machines are also available for checking books out.
  • Items will be held for two days.

Fines and other charges:

  • Overdue materials fines are 20,000 VND per business day after the due date per item.
  • Overdue fines accrue from the due date to the date when the item is reported lost; or when the item is returned (if found afterwards).
  • Lost Book Charge: Fair market value plus 200,000 VND service charge per item.
  • Repair charges for items return damaged: 100,000 VND.
  • For appeals, please an email to the library. Appeals will be handled on a case to case basis.                        

 Equipment Loans

  • The following equipment is available for loan from the Circulation desk. Items are to be used in the Library only. The loan period for most of these items is three hours. They are free to borrow, but individuals will be responsible for covering the cost of lost or stolen items.Mouse
    • Headphone
    • IPads
    • Memory Stick (USB)
    • Mobile device chargers
  • Fines for late return are 20,000 VND per hour or part of hour. Additional 40,000 VND if equipment is not returned by the end of the day. Cost to replacement parts will be determined by the library staff.


Find Resources:

  • Ask a Librarian: Need help with your research? Not sure where to start? Ask a Librarian.
  • Catalogue: Find books, journal articles, journals, and other library materials.
  • Databases: Search by topic for journal articles, conference proceedings and more in one of our library databases.
  • Research Guides: Provides resources and tips for students to complete their research.
  • E-journals: Access the library’s subscription e-journals on a variety of subjects.
  • New Arrivals:  Find resources to access current and older news sources.

Remote access to resources:

  • Current students, faculty, staff, and certain community users may access online resources from anywhere.
  • To log into resources from off campus you must use your name and password. Log in using the Remote Access button.
  • Important: If you are logging on to library online resources from a public computer PLEASE remember to close your browser when you are finished using the online resources. This will prevent others from misusing library resources.

Use online resources:

  • The use of electronic resources (databases, e-journals, etc.) is limited to the VinUni authorized users (VinUni’s students, faculty, and staff, staff from Vingroup’s P&Ls and other counterparts) and is governed by license agreements negotiated between VinUni and the publishers/providers.
  • Users accessing library databases both on and off campus will be required to log in with their username and password.
  • Users must follow Copyright Law and provisions of license agreements with individual providers. Online database material achieved must be used for personal, non-commercial purposes.
  • Unauthorized use of VinUni Library databases and other electronic resources can result in revocation of access of the whole university, then will be disciplined or referral to competent civil authorities.
  • Library resources are governed by both copyright laws and by licenses. The Intellectual Property Law of Vietnam governs the use of online and print resources. The Library will provide advice for faculty staff and students.
  • Exceptions are provisions in the law which allow protected works to be used without permission in certain circumstances. The fair use exception is of special interest to educational institutions. Please consult the Library for example of fair use.
  • Many OA resources use a creative commons license. Find out more about creative commons licensing at the following resources:

Suggest a resource:

  • The library welcomes suggestions from students, faculty and staff for materials not already owned. Please fill out the suggest a resource form online

Academic footprint:

Calculate Your Academic Footprint: Overview

  • A great guide to calculate your academic footprint. From University of Waterloo

 Tracking your Academic Footprint

  • Citation counts, journal impact factors, article downloads and h-index are some of the standard tools for measuring the impact of the research. From University of Windsor.

Research data management:

Harvard DataVerse

  • Harvard’s open online repository for sharing, preserving, citing, exploring and analyzing research data. Researcher can use it for data management use.


  • Cloud-based tool for preparing data management plans (DMPs). Provided by the Digital Curation Centre (DCC).


 Accessibility services:

  • We are committed to accommodating diverse student accessibility needs.
  • Our accessibility services, technologies and equipment can enhance your academic experience.
  • Please contact the Student Affairs Office if you have any accessibility needs.

Printing, copying, and scanning:

  • The library has two multifunctional printers for students to print, scan, and make copies of documents.


  • You may use the library desktop computers, borrow laptops or iPads from the circulation desk or use your own devices and connect to the University’s wi-fi. All University computing equipment is governed by the University’s acceptable use policy.





  • Library hours are:
    • Main Entrance:
      • Semester: 8 am – 9 pm (Mon – Fri), 9am – 5pm (Sat – Sun)
      • Exam period: 8 am – 9 pm (Mon – Fri), 9am – 9pm (Sat – Sun)
      • Holidays: Closed
    • Second Floor Entrance:
      • 8 am – 5 pm (Mon – Fri), 9am – 5pm (Sat – Sun)
      • Holidays: Closed
    • 24/7 learning space
      • Available via online booking on the Library website.

Study rooms:

  • Study rooms are available for graduate and undergraduate students, faculty and staff only. Use your University ID to book a room here.
  • Guidelines for use are as follows:
    • The rooms are for group use by VinUniversity students, faculty, and staff only.
    • Room booking is on a first come, first served basis.
    • Each group can book up to 2 hours per session, 2 sessions per day, 4 sessions per week, all rooms combined.
    • Reservations may be made on the same day or at most 1 week in advance.
    • If your group is more than 10 minutes late, your reservation will be cancelled, and another group can take the room for the rest of that booking.
    • Study rooms are for group study only. At least 2 people must be present during a session. If only one person is in the room for more than 10 minutes in the middle of a session, another group may take the room for the remaining time.
    • Study rooms can be booked online

Get Help

Ask a librarian:

Research guides:

Library workshop and tours

  • Academic librarians present workshops and library tours for interested students, faculty, and staff to help you to enhance your research skills and knowledge of the Library. To request a workshop or tour, please contact the Director, Library and Learning Resources

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