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

Los Angeles Public Library

11 million checkouts

Toronto Public Library

MELSA: Twin Cities Metro eLibrary

9 million checkouts

The Ohio Digital Library

8 million checkouts

King County Library System

Wisconsin Public Library Consortium

National Library Board Singapore

7 million checkouts

Harris County Public Library

6 million checkouts

Tennessee READS

Indiana Digital Library

Greater Phoenix Digital Library

Digital Downloads Collaboration

Beehive Library Consortium

New York Public Library

Multnomah County Library

5 million checkouts

Maryland’s Digital Library

Seattle Public Library


4 million checkouts

San Diego County Library

Mid-Continent Public Library

Calgary Public Library

Auckland Libraries

Sno-Isle Libraries

Boston Public Library

Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library

3 million checkouts

Ontario Library Service Consortium

Digital Library of Illinois

Broward County Library

San Francisco Public Library

LA County Library

North Carolina Digital Library

Brooklyn Public Library

Minuteman Library Network

San Antonio Public Library

Metropolitan Library System

Sacramento Public Library

Kentucky Libraries Unbound

Cuyahoga County Public Library

Denver Public Library

Midwest Collaborative for Library Services

Fairfax County Public Library

Las Vegas-Clark County Library District

Chicago Public Library

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Austin Public Library

The Free Library of Philadelphia

Pikes Peak Library District

2 million checkouts

Salt Lake County Library Services

St. Louis County Library

Oregon Digital Library Consortium


Nashville Public Library

Edmonton Public Library


Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative

Washington County Cooperative Library Services

Santa Clara County Library

Indianapolis Public Library

Georgia Download Destination

Wake County Public Libraries

Ottawa Public Library

Montgomery County Public Libraries

South Australian Public Library Network

Pierce County Library System

Washington Anytime Library

District of Columbia Public Library

Orange County Library System

Houston Public Library

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

Nassau Digital Doorway

Saskatchewan Library Consortium

British Columbia Libraries

Vancouver Public Library

Berlin, Verbund Öffentlicher Bibliotheken (VÖBB)

1 million checkouts

Pima County Public Library

Contra Costa County Library

Timberland Regional Library

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

Fraser Valley Regional Library

New Hampshire State Library

Brisbane City Council Library Services

OC Public Libraries

Download Destination

Arapahoe Library District

Lee County Library System

Halifax Public Libraries

Kent District Library

Queens Public Library

San Jose Public Library

Johnson County Library and Olathe Public Library*

Western Australia Public Libraries

Missouri Libraries 2Go

Miami-Dade Public Library System

Westchester Library System

Arkansas Digital Library Consortium

Fort Vancouver Regional Library District

Hamilton Public Library

Baltimore County Public Library

Bergen County Cooperative Library System

Fort Worth Public Library

Jacksonville Public Library

Northern California Digital Library

Dayton Metro Library

NorthNet Library System

Hawaii State Public Library System

Mississauga Library System


Douglas County Libraries

Louisville Free Public Library

Tulsa City-County Library

The Libraries Consortium

Ocean State Libraries eZone

Libraries NI


Winnipeg Public Library

Toledo Lucas County Public Library

NC Kids Digital Library

eLibrary NJ

Nebraska OverDrive Libraries

Dallas Public Library

Sonoma County Library

Peninsula Library System

Old Colony Library Network

OK Virtual Library

Arlington Public Library*


Okanagan Regional Library

Albuquerque Bernalillo County Library System

Front Range Downloadable Library

Virtual Library of Wyoming*

Fulton County Library System*

East Baton Rouge Parish Library

Surrey Libraries*

Media On Demand*

Greater Victoria Public Library*

Christchurch City Libraries*

St. Charles City-County Library District*

Fresno County Public Library*

Alameda County Library*

Library Connection, Inc.*

Alachua County Library District*

SAILS Library Network*

Marmot Library Network*

Kent County Council*

Chester County Library System*

Charleston County Public Library System*

Omaha Public Library*

Monroe County Library System*

Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec*

Lexington Public Library*

Vancouver Island Regional Library*


*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.”