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Latest Notice


e-Resources Services Update

The loan period and the renewal period of the following e-Book Collections are extended:


e-Book Collections

Previous Loan Period

New Loan Period

Previous Renewal Period

New Renewal Period


eBooks on EBSCOhost (including Audiobooks)

7 days

14 days

7 days

14 days


OverDrive eBooks

7 days

14 days

7 days


Please refer to "Overview of e-Book Collections" with the above information, and other borrowing particulars of Hong Kong Public Libraries’ e-Book Collections.


User Education Programme on e-Resources


Date & Time


e-Reading :
e-Books, e-Magazines and e-Databases

14.12.2023 (Thursday)
4 - 5 pm

User Education Hall,
G/F, Hong Kong Central Library,
66 Causeway Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

- Free admission on a first-come, first-served basis.  Reservations are not required.
- Readers are welcome to bring along the smart phone or tablet.
- The programme is conducted in Cantonese.  For enquiries : 2921 0222.


Service Changes of SUEP e-Book

Due to service changes, the “SUEP e-Book” collection, which is available through the “HyRead ebook” platform, will be transferred in phases to the “Nowbook Digital Library” e-Book platform during September and October 2023.  The provision of SUEP e-books through the “HyRead ebook” platform will cease from 1 November 2023.  The borrowing and reading services will cease on the same day, and all reservations will be automatically cancelled.  

Readers should pay attention to updates on the “Nowbook Digital Library” e-Book platform and borrow or reserve SUEP e-books through the new platform.


Newly Added e-Resources

- SUEP “Hong Kong Renowned Writers” e-Book has been launched since 1 November 2023!

- Pop-up eBook has been launched since 1 October 2023! 

- Jin Yong Martial Arts Novels Audio Collection has been launched since 1 September 2023!

- Kono Libraries has been launched since 1 July 2023! 

- Starting from 1 June 2023, readers can access the two e-databases, INFOBANK and SOSHOO, anytime and anywhere via the Internet.


Newly Added Content on Web

- Top 10 most popular e-books list available!  

- Highlights of e-books in other languages.

e-Magazines databases list available.