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Readers may use the e-books via the following means
.access via Internet with the library account.
.use the workstations inside the Hong Kong Public Libraries via Multimedia Information System (MMIS) & this webpage.

The availability of e-books is subject to change without prior notice.

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Chinese e-Books

 

 

 

 

Pop-up e-Book

This collection provides locally published e-books on a time-limited basis through the Multimedia Information System (MMIS) of the Hong Kong Public Libraries.  It covers a range of subjects including literature, fiction, lifestyle, leisure reading materials, collections for children, etc.  The time limit for reading each e-book is at least three months, and the e-books will be replaced quarterly.  Readers are entitled to unlimited access to the e-books on this webpage without logging into their library accounts and can read online anytime, anywhere with just one click.  Let’s seize the opportunity to read now!

 

 

 

 

"JoyReadClub" e-Book

This is a collection of locally published Chinese e-books, featuring works of popular authors. It covers a comprehensive range of subjects, including literature and fiction, investment and wealth management, finance and economics, psychology and inspiration, medicine and health, comics and children books, etc. The e-books are available for online reading by readers with their library accounts on personal computers or mobile devices.

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"Scholar World" e-Book

This collection offers Chinese scholarly e-books published by local university presses and renowned publishers on subjects including Chinese language and literature, history, social sciences, parenting, business management and science, suitable for continuous education and life-long learning.

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"Total Wellness" e-Book

This collection offers locally published Chinese e-books on lifestyle and health care, covering fiction, comics and children books for readers to enjoy the fun of leisure reading, thereby enhancing their quality of life.

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Apabi Chinese eBooks (Adults Collection)

The collection offers Chinese e-books published in the Mainland. Subjects covered include philosophy, social sciences, literature, arts, history, geography, natural science, medicine and health, etc.

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Apabi Chinese eBooks (Children's Collection)

The collection offers Chinese e-books suitable for children and teenage readers.  Subjects covered include children's literature, education, languages, natural science, biography, etc.  Many titles are provided with illustrations that help enhance children’s learning interest.

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FunPark

FunPark consists of five thematic portals, namely “Fun Stories” , “Fun Publications” , “Fun Learning” , “Fun Poems” and “Fun Video” , providing e-books in traditional Chinese characters suitable for children aged 3 to 12 through interactive interfaces. Apart from animated stories narrated in Putonghua, there are interactive games for children to nurture their reading interest and enhance their language skills in a joyful atmosphere. Topics covered include mathematical logic and moral values. The e-books are available for online reading or for downloading to mobile devices.

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HyRead ebook

It mainly offers Chinese books published in Taiwan, including children books for paired reading, literature and fiction, and books on business and economics, household knowledge, social sciences, technology and medicines, language learning, education, biography, etc. The books are available for online reading or for downloading to personal computers and mobile devices.

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Jin Yong Martial Arts Novels Audio Collection

This audio collection that features Jin Yong’s martial arts novels, primarily in Cantonese.  Readers can immerse themselves in the fascinating world of martial arts through the power of sound and enjoy a rich reading experience.  The collection is available for use by readers with their library accounts on personal computers or mobile devices.

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SUEP “Hong Kong Renowned Writers” e-Book

This collection offers famous works of renowned Hong Kong writers, covering novels, comics and children books.  It is available for use by readers with their library accounts on personal computers or mobile devices.

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SUEP e-Book

A collection of Chinese e-books offered by Sino United Electronic Publishing Ltd. (SUEP) through the “Nowbook Digital Library” e-Book platform, bringing together a myriad of books that are mainly published in Hong Kong, covering children books for paired reading, literature and fiction, as well as books on business and economics, household knowledge, social sciences, technology and medicines, language learning, education, biography, etc.  Audiobooks are also available for selection.

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Vista E-Book in Traditional Chinese

It has about 400 Chinese e-books on Chinese and Western literature published by the Taiwan Vista Publishing Co., Ltd., in which the earliest one published in 1976. Some of the publications from contemporary prominent Chinese writers, such as LAM Hang Tsz and Lin Yutang are included.

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English e-Books

 

 

 

 

Boundless by Baker & Taylor

Boundless by Baker & Taylor provides a collection of e-books and audiobooks in various genres for readers of all ages.  Readers can check out and read e-books or listen audiobooks online.  This e-database features a personalised page for readers to track the progress and set goals for reading.

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Britannica Collective


Britannica Collective provides non-fiction titles published by Britannica Educational Publishing, covering a broad spectrum of subjects such as Art & Literature, Mathematics, Science & Technology, Social Studies, History and Sports. Some e-books even provide teacher notes categorised by reading level, making them great for early learners to high school students, and suitable for parent-child reading. New books will be added to provide readers with more trusted materials. The e-books are mainly in English, with some in Spanish.

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eBooks on EBSCOhost

This English e-book collection contains a wide range of categories including leisure reading materials, children and young adult collection and fiction, covering subjects like business and economics, social sciences and more.  It also provides flexible modes for readers, such as online reading and downloading of e-books to computers or mobile devices.

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Naxos Spoken Word Library

This online audiobook library contains a variety of titles on literature, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, drama, philosophy, religion, great epics and tales, opera, history, biographies, music education, etc. The audio books are mainly streamed in English, while some are in French, German or Portuguese. Most of the works come with synchronised full-text display on the screen. Users may read while listening to the audio books in order to enhance their reading, listening and pronunciation skills.

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O’Reilly for Public Libraries

This collection provides access to English e-books and videos on information technology and business-related subjects.  Information technology subjects include computing, databases, digital media, web design, networking, programming, software engineering, mathematics and science, and so on, while business-related subjects include business and finance, accounting, human resources, customer service, sales and marketing, management, personal development, small business and entrepreneurship, etc.

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OverDrive eBooks

OverDrive provides access to different varieties of English e-books, which include leisure reading materials, children’s & young adult collections, fiction and biography, covering literature, science and technology, business and economics, social sciences and more. Patrons can read e-books online or download them to mobile devices or personal computers anywhere, anytime.

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ProQuest Ebook Central

This e-book collection, formerly known as ebrary Academic Complete, contains scholarly works published by world-renowned publishers/university presses. Covering disciplines such as business & economics, health & medicine, humanities, science & technology and social sciences, it can be used for learning and research purposes. The e-books are mainly in English, with some in French, German, Spanish or Italian.

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