Business and innovation | December 17, 2020
Mississauga Library surpassed one million digital book checkouts in November 2020, two months earlier than anticipated.
This milestone demonstrates the continued growth and importance of libraries and digital lending of eBooks and Audiobooks at a time when the City’s library locations are faced with building closures and service changes due to COVID-19. Mississauga Library is one of 75 public library systems worldwide on track to surpass one million checkouts by the end of this year.
“Mississauga residents love to read and these results show it,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. ”Now more than ever, it’s important that people of all ages have access to a wide range of eBooks and Audiobooks. I congratulate the library staff and our residents for reaching this milestone two months earlier than expected!”
The library offers customers 24/7 access to eBooks and Audiobooks through the Libby App by OverDrive. Reader interest and usage have increased each year, with more than 4.4 million eBooks and Audiobooks checked out since 2010.
The highest-circulating eBook borrowed in 2020 at Mississauga Library is Walk the Wire by David Baldacci. The top-circulating categories include:
“Our readers have helped us reach this important milestone,” said Jennifer Stirling, Acting Director, Mississauga Library. “We are pleased to be able to make a vast collection of eBooks and Audiobooks available to our customers, especially now when we are all spending more time at home. We look forward to bringing our residents even more titles in 2021.”
The Top 10 eBook titles borrowed through Mississauga Library’s digital collection in 2020:
The Top 10 Audiobook titles borrowed through Mississauga Library’s digital collection in 2020**:
*Title appears listed on both lists **Unabridged
Anyone who lives, works or goes to school in Mississauga can register online for a library card. Customers can use any major device, including Apple(R), Android™ and Chromebook™. The adaptive reading and listening platform is convenient on most devices.
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City of Mississauga
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