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Old 01-17-2022, 12:22 PM   #1
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Overdrive Library 2021 Checkout figures

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https://company.overdrive.com/2022/0...tion-for-2021/
Record Number of Library Systems Surpass 1 Million Ebook Circulation for 2021

CLEVELAND – January 12, 2022 – A total of 121 public libraries and consortia based in seven countries and from 37 U.S. states each loaned more than one million ebooks, audiobooks and digital magazines in 2021. This milestone was achieved in partnership with OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools worldwide and creator of the award-winning Libby reading app. Twenty-two library systems joined the Million+ Circulation status for the first time in 2021. The 121 Million+ Circulation libraries are based in the U.S., Canada, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Germany.
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The full list of libraries is at https://company.overdrive.com/2022/0...kouts-in-2021/

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9 million checkouts
  • Toronto Public Library

8 million checkouts
  • National Library Board Singapore
  • Los Angeles Public Library

7 million checkouts
  • King County Library System
  • MELSA: Twin Cities Metro eLibrary
  • The Ohio Digital Library
  • Wisconsin Public Library Consortium

5 million checkouts
  • New York Public Library
  • Greater Phoenix Digital Library
  • Tennessee READS

4 million checkouts
  • Multnomah County Library (OR)
  • Digital Downloads Collaboration
  • Seattle Public Library
  • Harris County Public Library (TX)
  • Maryland’s Digital Library
  • CLEVNET (OH)

3 million checkouts
  • Calgary Public Library
  • Beehive Library Consortium
  • Mid-Continent Public Library
  • San Diego County Library
  • Auckland Libraries
  • Brooklyn Public Library
  • San Francisco Public Library
  • Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library
  • LA County Library
  • Sno-Isle Libraries
  • Boston Public Library
  • Ontario Library Service Consortium
  • North Carolina Digital Library
  • Sacramento Public Library
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Old 01-17-2022, 04:42 PM   #2
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All 5 of my libraries are in the Million+ Club: King County (7 mil), Seattle (4 mil), Sno-Isle (3 mil), Pierce County (1 mil), and Timberland (1 mil).
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Old 01-17-2022, 05:29 PM   #3
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Looks like only 2 non-Nth American libraries on the list? Also, it seems Singaporeans use their libraries' digital accessibility much more than Aucklanders.
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Old 01-18-2022, 09:21 AM   #4
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Pathetic that some of the largest US population areas (SF, LA ) are beaten out by smaller regions.
(for those not in the Know: SF is both the City and County. )
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Old 01-18-2022, 09:45 AM   #5
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Pathetic that some of the largest US population areas (SF, LA ) are beaten out by smaller regions.
(for those not in the Know: SF is both the City and County. )
Unless I'm misinterpreting, the population of SF county is under 1 million. Most of the systems on this list serve similar populations or larger.
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Old 01-18-2022, 12:28 PM   #6
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Pathetic that some of the largest US population areas (SF, LA ) are beaten out by smaller regions.
(for those not in the Know: SF is both the City and County. )
Los Angeles (city and county) is in both the 8 million and 3 million club.
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Old 01-18-2022, 02:21 PM   #7
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None of my libraries are listed. I am sure trying!
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Old 01-18-2022, 03:01 PM   #8
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Unless I'm misinterpreting, the population of SF county is under 1 million. Most of the systems on this list serve similar populations or larger.
They are not counting the Homeless ?
I could have sworn it was pushing a Mil way back in the 70's
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I'm responsible for 2 million of those 9 million checkouts at the Toronto Public Library
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Old 01-20-2022, 07:49 PM   #10
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I'm responsible for 2 million of those 9 million checkouts at the Toronto Public Library
And I'm at least 1 million of the remaining 7

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Old 01-22-2022, 08:28 PM   #11
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I actually started using Overdrive just last year (borrowed 33 books according to my Calibre reading log).

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Old 01-23-2022, 05:01 PM   #12
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Checkout counts probably depend on the selection and number of copies available. Which depends on how well the library is funded, or on how much they value online distribution and are willing to do what is needed to make it happen.

I am currently a member of 8 local library districts (used to be 10, but I did not renew 2 due to poor selection and long waits). Of those 8 remaining, there are only 2 that get the lions share of my checkouts. These library districts all serve the same reading demographic, so I don't think it is the users that are driving checkout numbers. It is the libraries themselves, and most likely due to available funding.
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