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Introduction

Audiobooks have recently become a very popular way to “read” a book. With the text of books converted into audio files thus allowing users to consume content of a book through listening. Other than the list of featured online video resources listed below, the Library also subscribes to many more audio and video databases. You can refer to this full list.

EBSCOhost Audiobooks Collection

An EBSCOhost account and the EBSCO Audiobooks App are required to check out and download the Audiobooks for offline listening. Kindly note that your EBSCOhost account is separate from your Library account. 


To create a new EBSCOhost account, please follow the steps below:

  1. Go to EBSCOhost Audiobooks. Login with your NetID and NetPassword if you are off-campus.
  2. Click "Sign in" at the top right corner.
  3. Click "Create one now".
  4. Sign up with your Google account or fill out the form.
  5. Check the box for the consent of collection of the personalized data, then click "Continue".
  6. Click "Click here" to sign in your account.

To download and install the EBSCO Audiobooks App, please click on the following link: Apple or Android.

EBSCOhost Audiobooks allow users to download the audiobooks and listen offline on your mobile devices. Please make sure you have already (1) created the EBSCOhost account and (2) installed the EBSCO Audiobooks App.

 

To check out the audiobooks and listen offline, please follow the steps below : 

  1. Go to EBSCOhost Audiobooks. Login with your NetID and NetPassword if you are off-campus.
  2. Click "Sign in" at the top right corner.
  3. Click "Borrow" in any audiobooks you are interested in. You are prompted to sign into your EBSCOhost account in case you are not already signed in.

  4. Click "Borrow" again in the pop-up message*. Sometimes you can select a borrowing period from the drop-down menu.

  5. Click "Closewhen the audiobook was checked out successfully.

  6. Open the EBSCO Audiobooks App in your mobile device.
  7. Click "Log in" to sign in with your EBSCOhost account
  8. The borrowed audiobook is synchronized into your EBSCO Audiobooks App. Click the borrowed book.

  9. Click "" to download the audiobook. The "" icon will change to "" once the audio is downloaded.
  10. Click "" to listen to the audiobook offline.
  11. Click "" to delete the audio you downloaded after you have finished listening. This will reduce the amount of data stored on your mobile device.

 

* If the audiobook you want to borrow is in use by another patron, you can place a hold on the title and download it when it becomes available. Click the "Place Hold" button and you are notified via the email address associated with your account when the audiobook is available to you.

HyRead Audiobooks

HyRead Audiobook provides books in a variety of subjects, including language learning books for English, Japanese and Korean. Content of each book can be play aloud online. 

Browse by category:

Please follow the steps below to read and listen to the audiobooks in your browser:

  1. Go to HyRead. Login with your NetID and NetPassword if you are off-campus.
  2. Choose an audiobook you are interested in.
  3. Click "Online reading".


     
  4. Click the "blue box" button inside the audiobook to play the audio recording.

HyRead allows users to download the audiobooks and read offline on your mobile devices. Please follow the steps below: 

  1. Install HyRead 3 App on your iOS or Android device.
  2. Open HyRead 3 App on your device, swipe through the welcome screen and click "+ Add Library".
  3. Enter "香港理工大學", click " + " and  " x ".
  4. Click  on the top menu bar.
  5. Click "同意隱私權政策", then click "Login"
  6. Sign in with our NetID and NetPassword.
  7. Swing left under the eBooks filter and click "Audiobooks".
  8. Select an audiobook that you are interested in, then click "Borrow".
  9. Click "Confirm".
  10. Click  at the top right corner.
  11. Click "Download".
  12. Once downloaded, click the book.
  13. Click the "blue box" inside the audiobook to play the audio recording.

Click to see steps in screenshots

The following circulation policy applies to books borrowed via the HyRead App. For details, see here.

Unit

Maximum checkouts

Loan Period

Renewals

Renewal Period

Renewal Time(s)

Reserved Item(s)

香港理工大學

3 item(s)

3 day(s)

3 day(s) before due

3 day(s)

3 time(s)

3 item(s)

Joint University Librarians Advisory Committee

5 item(s)

7 day(s)

3 day(s) before due

7 day(s)

3 time(s)

20 item(s)


Steps to Check Due Date:

  1. Click  at the top right corner.
  2. The number shows on the book cover is the borrowing day(s) remaining. 

            


Steps to Renew or Return Books:

  1. Click  at the top right corner.
  2. Click  under the book cover.

  3. Click "Renew" or "Return".

Books from HyRead has limited copies for borrowing, you can check the availability of the book in the detail page:

            


If all copies are checked out, please follow the steps below to reserve the book

  1. Click "Reserve"

  2. Enter your email address. 
  3. Click "Confirm" on the popup message.
  4. You will receive an email once the reserved book is returned.