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About the Scheme

Hong Kong Education City (EdCity) is always committed to cultivating reading culture, and its ‘eRead Scheme’ provides over 2,500 quality Chinese and English eBooks in various categories and levels suitable for primary and secondary schools by collaborating with over 50 local and overseas publishers.

‘eRead Scheme’ 2022/23 is now available for school subscription. With a minimal cost of school subscription to the reading packages, students and teachers can have unlimited access to the eBooks in their reading packages during the service period on the cross-platform — EdBookShelf. The platform also provides reading data of students, including the download time of an eBook, the cumulated reading time and completion rate of an eBook for teachers to better understand students’ reading habits, preferences and progress, as well as working on strategies to promote reading in the whole school. Please refer to the User Guide for more details.

Newly Introduced under ‘EdCity Reading Package’‘Premium Top-up Service’ Pilot Scheme

To further enhance our reading services, EdCity is introducing the ‘Premium Top-up Service’ Pilot Scheme under the ‘EdCity Reading Package’ in this school year. The new scheme invites participating publishers to select quality books published in the recent 2 years to enrich schools’ eBook collection. The school sector therefore can gain access to a wider range of quality books at a reasonable price. Upon successful subscription to the ‘EdCity Reading Package’, schools are entitled to subscribe to the above top-up service for more diversified reading resources for students. To learn more about the prices, please refer to  ‘eRead Scheme Paid Reading Packages — Price Table’.

‘EdBookShelf App’ Upgrade Makes eReading More Enjoyable

The ‘EdBookShelf’ mobile app has been updated with new exclusive features, such as exploring and reading eligible eBooks in the mobile app instantly, browsing lists of eBooks in ‘Students’ Favourite’ and ‘Teachers’ Recommendation’, as well as sharing eBooks through social media to foster ‘Read and Share’ atmosphere in users’ reading community.

In addition, EdCity has worked with organisations such as the Education Bureau and the Quality Education Fund to provide free reading packages including ‘NET Series’, ‘English Classic Series’, ‘Chinalane’, ‘Chinese Classics’, ‘Modern Chinese Authors Series’, ‘Science, Nature and Living Series’*, ‘Humanities, History & Geography Series’*, ‘Chinese Language Learning Resource (Primary School) Series’*, ‘English Language Learning Resource (Primary School) Series’*, ‘English Language Learning Resource (Secondary School) Series’* and ‘Learning Resource for SEN Series’* for schools to enrich reading resources.

*These series are categorised based on their content and level in the ‘School-based Free Reading Packages’ originally. In school year 2022/23, they will be available as new series in the reading packages.

For any enquiries, please contact us on 2624 1000 or info@edcity.hk.



  • Provide a wide range of quality eBooks for schools in line with the development of eLearning
  • Enhance students’ reading interest and cultivate reading culture using IT in education
  • Enable schools to promote reading in campus with minimal administrative resources
  • Cultivate self-directed learning habit using the cross-platform, multi-functional eBook reader EdBookShelf



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All the eBooks are accessible to major web browsers (including browsers for Android, iOS and Windows) through the 'EdBookShelf' or 'EdBookShelf' Apps for Tablets. Teachers and students from the participating schools enjoy unlimited access to the eBooks by simply logging in with their EdCity accounts, anywhere, any time.


Please visit About EdBookShelf for user guide and demonstration video.

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