129 libraries surpass one million checkouts in 2022
In 2022, a record-setting 129 library systems surpassed one million digital checkouts. This includes 10 library systems hitting this milestone for the very first time. In total, 555 million ebooks, audiobooks, digital magazines and more were checked out by readers last year. A list of the most borrowed titles of 2022 can be found here.
In addition, students from 4 K-12 school systems in 2022 accessed more than one million digital books with Sora, OverDrive’s student reading app. Thanks to readers and libraries all over the world, another milestone was achieved in 2022 when the total number of digital titles checked out through OverDrive, Libby, and Sora surpassed three billion.
If you’re one of the libraries who hit a major milestone this year, don’t forget to visit the Resource Center and download our free 2022 million checkout milestone marketing kit. The graphics included in the kit can be used on social media to share your achievement with your community.
The 2022 Million Checkout Libraries
In 2022, Los Angeles Public Library became the first library ever to hit ten million checkouts in a calendar year.
Libraries from 7 countries reached the million checkout mark. In the United States, 36 states are represented on the list.
A complete list of library systems in 2022’s Million Checkout Libraries is below.
10 million checkouts
9 million checkouts
8 million checkouts
7 million checkouts
5 million checkouts
4 million checkouts
3 million checkouts
2 million checkouts
1 million checkouts
*Achieved million+ circulation status for the first time in 2022
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