The Oklahoma Virtual Library Surpasses1 Million Ebook and Audiobook Checkouts in 2020!
The Oklahoma Virtual Library announced today that it reached a record-breaking 1,144,191 million digital book checkouts in 2020! This accomplishment illustrates the continued growth and importance of lending digital materials through libraries in ebook and audiobook formats, especially in a year with building closures due to the global pandemic. The Oklahoma Virtual Library, consisting of over 92 libraries in Oklahoma, is one of 102 public library systems worldwide that surpassed 1 million checkouts!
Oklahoma Virtual member libraries have been providing readers 24/7 access to ebooks and audiobooks for several years through OverDrive and its award-winning Libby reading app. Reader interest and usage has grown every year!
The highest-circulating title Oklahoma Virtual readers borrowed through OverDrive in 2020 was Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, audiobook version, by J.K. Rowling.
The top 5 ebook titles borrowed through Oklahoma Virtual Library’s digital collection in 2020: 1. Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens 2. Killers of the Flower Moon, by David Grann 3. Blue Moon, by Lee Child 4. The Guardians, by John Grisham 5. Twisted Twenty-Six, by Janet Evanovich
The top 5 audiobook titles borrowed through Oklahoma Virtual Library’s digital collection in 2020: 1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, by J.K. Rowling 2. Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens 3. Girl, Wash Your Face, by Rachel Hollis 4. Killers of the Flower Moon, by David Grann 5. Look Alive Twenty-Five, by Janet Evanovich
Readers in the Bartlesville area just need a valid library card, Traditional or Digital, to access digital books from Bartlesville Public Library’s OverDrive-powered digital collection. Readers can use any major device, including Apple(R), Android™, Chromebook™ and Kindle(R) (US only).