A blog from the Southern Ontario Library Service

Over 1.9 Million eBook Checkouts in 2015

SOLS is very pleased to announce that the Ontario Library Service Download Centre circulated nearly 2 million items in 2015 (1,972,019 to be exact) and was one of 33 systems that circulated over a million items in 2015, a 20% increase from 2014!

In a recent press release, OverDrive reports that “in 2015 public library readers borrowed more than 169 million eBooks, audiobooks, digital periodicals and streaming video. This represents an increase of 24 percent over 2014. Digital audiobooks, in particular, grew at the highest rate (+36%).”

Along with member libraries’ efforts to promote the OverDrive service in their communities, consultant Hélène Golden’s curated lists have really helped to boost circulation, and our goal is to make it past the 2 million checkouts mark for this year. Please visit the Partner Portal for more marketing ideas, and feel free to send ideas to Beth Harding for inclusion in an upcoming issue of the SOLS OverDrive Newsletter.