New Stats: 2011 Libraries’ Digital Checkouts Up 133% Over 2010


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New stats from digital library distributor OverDrive show that library patrons checked out 35 million digital titles* in 2011, up from 15 million checkouts in 2010. A few more data points from OverDrive:

  • 22 percent of all checkouts are now made via mobile devices
  • 1.6 billion book and title catalog pages viewed, up 130 percent from 2010
  • 99.5 million visitor sessions, up 107 percent from 2010

*Note: Digital titles means e-books, audiobooks AND digital media. E-books are not broken out separately here. In October, OverDrive reported that 12 million e-books were checked out between January 1 and September 30, 2011 -- up 200 percent over all of 2010.

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