As we’ve previously shared, 2016 was a record breaking year in digital library lending, as readers borrowed 196 million books through OverDrive-powered library websites. This 21% overall growth can be attributed to an increase in digital circulation across countless OverDrive library collections around the world. In fact, 49 individual library systems and consortia surpassed one million checkouts in 2016, up from the 32 that reached that milestone in 2015.

These digital collections span across three separate countries, with 30 being standalone public library systems and 19 being consortia. Below you’ll find the full list of our “Million Checkout Club” members. At the American Library Association winter meetings, OverDrive will present on the technological advances coming in 2017 that library partners can take advantage of with anticipation towards breaking this new record once again in 2017.

The following libraries circulated at least one million digital books in 2016. We’ve also provided their percentage growth over the previous year:

3 million or more digital books circulated
Toronto Public Library (ON) +20% (standalone library)
King County Library System (WA) +21% (standalone library)
Wisconsin’s Digital Library (WI) +11% (consortia)
Greater Phoenix Digital Library (AZ) +12% (consortia)
The Ohio Digital Library (OH) +15% (consortia)

2 million or more digital books circulated
New York Public Library (NY) +28% (standalone library)
Los Angeles Public Library (CA) +44% (standalone library)
Seattle Public Library (WA) +12% (standalone library)
Tennessee READS (TN) +21% (consortia)
Digital Downloads Collaboration (OH) +17% (consortia)
Maryland’s Digital Library (MD) +14% (consortia)
Ontario Library Service Consortium (ON) +12% (consortia)

1 million or more digital books circulated
Hennepin County Library (MN) +20% (standalone library)
Cuyahoga County Public Library (OH) +8% (standalone library)
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County (OH) +22% (standalone library)
Calgary Public Library (AB) +8% (standalone library)
Fairfax County Public Library (VA) +20% (standalone library)
San Francisco Public Library (CA) +23% (standalone library)
Multnomah County Library (OR) +38% (standalone library)
Broward County Library (FL) +13% (standalone library)
Boston Public Library (MA) +24% (standalone library)
Pikes Peak Library District (CO) +21% (standalone library)
Mid-Continent Public Library (MO) +25% (standalone library)
Indianapolis Public Library (IN) +19% (standalone library)
Sno-Isle Libraries (WA) +34% (standalone library)
County of Los Angeles Public Library (CA) +25% (standalone library)
Denver Public Library (CO) +26% (standalone library)
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (PA) +25% (standalone library)
Harris County Public Library (TX) +34% (standalone library)
Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative (FL) +16% (standalone library)
St. Louis County Library (MO) +17% (standalone library)
The Free Library of Philadelphia (PA) +12% (standalone library)
Brooklyn Public Library (NY) +21% (standalone library)
Orange County Library System (FL) +12% (standalone library)
Metropolitan Library System (OK) +8% (standalone library)
San Antonio Public Library (TX) +25% (standalone library)
Ottawa Public Library (ON) +9% (standalone library)
CLEVNET (OH) +16% (consortia)
Oregon Digital Library Consortium (OR) +9% (consortia)
North Carolina Digital Library (NC) +18% (consortia)
Kentucky Libraries Unbound (KY) +17% (consortia)
Lîve-brary.com (NY) +15% (consortia)
My Media Mall (IL) +1% (consortia)
Utah’s Online Library (UT) +39% (consortia)
Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MI) +12% (consortia)
Houston Area Digital Media Catalog (TX) +17% (consortia)
Bridges (IA) +124% (started collection in July of 2015) (consortia)
Las Vegas-Clark County Library District (NV) +31% (consortia)
Auckland Libraries (NZ) +24% (standalone library)

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