Over 150 libraries surpass 1 million digital checkouts in 2023
In 2023, a record-setting 152 library systems in seven countries surpassed one million digital checkouts. Of those 152 libraries, 23 library systems achieved the million checkout milestone for the very first time. In total, 662 million ebooks, audiobooks, digital magazines and more were checked out by users last year. A list of the most borrowed titles of 2023 can be found here.
After setting a record in 2022 for becoming the first library ever to hit ten million checkouts in a calendar year, Los Angeles Public Library set a new record by being the first library ever to hit twelve million checkouts in a calendar year. Toronto Public Library and MELSA were right behind them, each surpassing eleven million checkouts for the first time.
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 2023 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 2023 Million Checkout Libraries
12 million checkouts
11 million checkouts
9 million checkouts
8 million checkouts
7 million checkouts
6 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 2023
About the author: Jill Grunenwald is a Marketing & Communications Specialist on the North America Public Library Marketing Team. A former librarian, she joined OverDrive in 2015. Outside of the office she can be found writing, hanging out with her cats, collecting more Tarot decks than she has room for, and playing competitive pinball. Her favorite genre is something she calls “Murder at an educational institution that involves a close-knit group of suspicious characters.”
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