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November 30th, 2022, Kelowna BC, ORL announced today that it reached a record-breaking 1 million digital book checkouts in 2022.
This milestone illustrates the continued growth and importance of library lending of eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines, as well as the library's success in serving all members of the community.
ORL is one of 112 public library systems worldwide that received this award for surpassing one million digital checkouts in a calendar year.
ORL has been providing readers 24/7 access to eBooks and audiobooks for several years through the award-winning Libby app, the library reading app created by OverDrive. The large collection serves readers of all ages and interests, and reader usage has grown every year.
"We're very proud and grateful to our community of readers for helping us reach this checkout goal!" says library staff.
The highest-circulating title ORL readers borrowed in 2022 was The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah.
The top-circulating genre, Thrillers, represents the most popular in a vast catalogue that also includes mystery, romance, children/young adult and more.
The top 5 eBooks borrowed through ORL's digital collection in 2022:
Top 5 eAudiobooks borrowed in 2022:
Top 5 Magazines borrowed in 2022:
The top 5 Kids' eBooks borrowed in 2022 include:
The top 5 Kids eAudiobooks borrowed in 2022 include:
The top 5 Young Adult eBooks borrowed in 2022 include:
The top 5 Young Adult eAudiobooks borrowed in 2022 include:
Access ORL's vast catalogue of books, eBooks, Audiobooks, eAudiobooks and other materials for free with an ORL Library Pass. To sign up, visit your local ORL library or orl.bc.ca.
Download the Libby app or visit https://orl.overdrive.com to get started borrowing eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines anytime, anywhere.