Skip to content
News release

Mississauga Library Tops One Million eBook and Audiobook Checkouts in 2020

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:

  • Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
  • Historical Fiction, Literature
  • Biography and Autobiography, Non-fiction

Mississauga Library card holders can also access the digital collections of the Burlington and Hamilton public libraries.

“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: 

  1. Walk the Wire: Amos Decker Series, Book 6 by David Baldacci*
  2. Camino Winds by John Grisham*
  3. The Henna Artist: A Novel by Alka Joshi
  4. The Guest List: A Novel by Lucy Foley*
  5. Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man by Mary L. Trump*
  6. The Other Mrs.: A Novel by Mary Kubica
  7. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes: The Hunger Games Series, Book 0 by Suzanne Collins
  8. The Girls with No Names: A Novel by Serena Burdick
  9. Untamed by Glennon Doyle*
  10. Fair Warning: Jack McEnvoy Series, Book 3 by Michael Connelly

The Top 10 Audiobook titles borrowed through Mississauga Library’s digital collection in 2020**:

  1. Camino Winds by John Grisham*
  2. So You Want to Talk about Race by Ijeoma Oluo
  3. Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man by Mary L. Trump*
  4. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
  5. Untamed by Glennon Doyle*
  6. The Guest List: A Novel by Lucy Foley*
  7. Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad
  8. The Order: A Novel by Daniel Silva
  9. Walk the Wire: Amos Decker Series, Book 6 by David Baldacci*
  10. The River Murders by James Patterson

*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.

Visit mississaugalibrary.ca or download the Libby app to borrow eBooks and Audiobooks anytime, from anywhere.

For more information about the Library’s programs and services, visit mississaugalibrary.ca and follow Mississauga Library on InstagramFacebook and Twitter.

Tags

Media Contact:
Cynthia Ulba
Senior Communications Advisor
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200, ext. 5051
cynthia.ulba@mississauga.ca

TTY: 905-896-5151