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Readers may use the e-books via the following means:
.Access via Internet with the library card 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

Chinese e-Books





Apabi Chinese eBooks (Adults Collection)

Apabi is a large e-Book library comprising book titles published in the Mainland. The Hong Kong Public Libraries has acquired a collection of more than 80,000 items. The e-Book collection consists of two parts - "Sports and Fitness" and "e-Books on various subjects". The latter covers philosophy, social sciences, literature, arts, history, geography, natural science, medical and health etc.

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Apabi Chinese eBooks (Children's Collection)

The collection offers about 2,000 titles of Chinese children's books, which are suitable for children and young readers. Many titles are provided with illustration and the subjects are mainly in children's literature, education, languages, natural science and biography etc.

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HyRead ebook

Offers books in Chinese that are mainly published in Taiwan including subjects for children and parents, literature and fictions, business and economics, household knowledge and home economics, social sciences, science, technology and medical, language, education and biography, etc. They are available for online reading or downloading to personal computers and mobile devices.

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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





eBooks on EBSCOhost

The Collection comprises over 7,500 titles of e-books on a wide range of categories, including leisure reading materials, children's & young adult collection, fiction, various subjects like business & economics, social science and more. It also provides flexible modes for readers to read online or download e-books to computers or mobile devices.

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ebrary Academic Complete

ebrary Academic Complete provides access to the full-text of more than 100,000 e-Books for online reading and download to computers or mobile devices. Subjects include business & economic, computer & IT, education, engineering & technology, history & political science, humanities, language, literature, medical, psychology, religion and philosophy etc.

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Safari Business Books Online

Safari Business Books Online provides access to business related e-Book. The topics include business and finance, accounting, human resources, management, customer service and employee performance etc.

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Safari Tech Books Online

Safari Tech Books Online provides access to new Information Technology books from publishers such as O'Reilly, Que, Sam's Addison-Wesley, Prentice Hall and Peachpit Press, etc. The topics include computing, databases, networking, operating systems, programming, software engineering, .NET, Cisco products, Web design, Java, XML and more. The books are full text and fully searchable.

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English Audio Books





Naxos Spoken Word Library

This online audiobook library collects a variety of titles on literature, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, drama, philosophy, great epics and tales, opera, religion, history, biographies and music education…etc. The audio books are streaming mainly in English, with some titles on French, German and Portuguese. Also, most of the works are supplemented with full text and synchronized display on the screen. Readers enjoy listening while reading and the abilities in reading, listening and pronunciation are enhanced.

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