Ten different libraries in Canada and the United States had over one million e-Book checkouts in 2014, a significant increase from the six libraries that achieved the milestone in 2013.
Overdrive has the largest presence all over the world, but tends to focus on North America the most. The company is the market leader when it comes to hooking up libraries with the power to purchase and distribute audiobooks and e-Books for patrons to borrow. Not only have 10 libraries hit over a million or more downloads, but Toronto Public Library and King County Library System had over two million.
The following libraries have joined the 2014 Million Digital Checkouts Club:
New York Public Library (NY): (42%)
Seattle Public Library (WA): (35%)
Hennepin County Library (MN): (33%)
Los Angeles Public Library (CA): (56%)
Cleveland Public Library (OH): (25%)
Calgary Public Library (AB): (30%)
Cuyahoga County Public Library (OH): (35%)
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County (OH): (42%)
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.