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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.
Overview of e-Book Collections
This is a collection of locally published Chinese e-books, featuring popular authors and their works. 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.
"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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SUEP e-Book (via “HyRead ebook” platform)
A collection offered by Sino United Electronic Publishing Ltd. (SUEP) through the “HyRead ebook”platform, comprising Chinese 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. The books are available for online reading or for downloading to personal computers and mobile devices.
SUEP e-Book (via “Nowbook Digital Library” e-Book platform)
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.
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.
Britannica Collective provides over 1 000 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.
eBooks on EBSCOhost (including Audiobooks)
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. Audiobooks are now available for downloading to mobile devices.
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.
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.
ProQuest Ebook Central
Formerly known as ebrary Academic Complete, this collection provides access to scholarly e-books from world-renowned publishers / university presses for study and research, covering subjects such as business & economics, health & medicine, humanities, science & technology and social sciences.
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.