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HyRead e-Magazine

The Hong Kong Public Libraries will launch a new electronic magazine database "Kono Libraries" to replace "HyRead e-Magazine", which will continue to provide readers with a variety of best-selling Chinese magazines covering different topics such as finance, fashion, lifestyle, and travel, etc. All items under reservation at "HyRead e-Magazine" on or before 31 May 2023 will be cancelled automatically on 1 June 2023.

HyRead e-Magazine

More than 100 Chinese e-magazine titles are subscribed through “HyRead ebook” with wide subject coverage in arts and literature, business and management, computer and information science, entertainment, home economics, language learning, modern trends, parenting, science and technology, sports, travelling as well as news reports. They are accessible to the library card holders of the Hong Kong Public Libraries for online reading or downloading to personal computers and mobile devices.

 For more details, please refer to the following User Guide (in Chinese only):

Circulation Policy

Borrowing Limit

Loan Period*

Reserve Item

2 items

1 day

2 items

* The first day refers to the period when the magazine is checked out up to 23:59 on the following day. (For example, a magazine borrowed before 23:59 on 1 June will automatically be returned after 23:59 on 2 June.)


  1. The workstations in public libraries are for online reading only. If readers wish to borrow / download e-magazine to their personal computers or mobile devices, please follow the above User Guide.
  2. Some books only support Adobe Flash format for online reading.
  3. Readers are advised not to use public computer workstations or mobile devices to check out and download e-magazines since such items would be kept in the computers or mobile devices during the loan period.