Top 30 public library system worldwide in total digital circulation

Rakuten OverDrive announced Jan. 17 that Sno-Isle Libraries reached a record-breaking 1 million digital book checkouts in 2018. This accomplishment illustrates the continued growth and importance of library digital lending of ebooks and audiobooks. Sno-Isle Libraries is one of 65 public library systems worldwide that surpassed 1 million checkouts (complete list here).

Sno-Isle Libraries has been providing readers 24/7 access to ebooks and audiobooks for several years. Reader interest and usage has grown every year.

The highest-circulating title Sno-Isle Libraries readers borrowed through OverDrive in 2018 was The Midnight Line by Lee Child. The top-circulating genre, romance, represents the most popular in a vast catalog that also includes mystery, historical fiction and children/young adult.

The top 5 ebook titles borrowed through Sno-Isle Libraries’ digital collection in 2018:

1. The Midnight Line by Lee Child

2. Origin by Dan Brown

3. The Rooster Bar by John Grisham

4. Camino Island by John Grisham

5. Two Kinds of Truth by Michael Connelly

The top 5 audiobook titles borrowed through Sno-Isle Libraries' digital collection in 2018:

1. The Midnight Line by Lee Child

2. Camino Island by John Grisham

3. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

4. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

5. Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

Readers in Snohomish and Island counties just need a valid library card to access digital books from Sno-Isle Libraries’ OverDrive-powered digital collection. Readers can use any major device, including Apple(R), Android™, Chromebook™ and Kindle(R) (US only). Visit or download the Libby app to get started and borrow ebooks and audiobooks anytime, anywhere.

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