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Posted December 9, 2021 | 8:29 AM

Tampa-Hillsborough Public Libraries is Celebrating 2 Million Digital Checkouts in 2021

Hillsborough readers are downloading more than 6,000 digital titles each day

Hillsborough County, Fla. (Dec. 9, 2021) - Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative reached 2 million digital checkouts for the second year in a row. From Jan 1. to Nov. 23, library customers borrowed 2 million eBooks, audiobooks, and digital magazines.

Tampa-Hillsborough Public Libraries reached the milestone more quickly than it did in 2020, having already reached 1 million checkouts by June 15. Readers are turning to the library's digital collection for their information and entertainment in part because of the ease and convenience of the libraries' online platforms. Customers can access digital titles from the comfort of their homes through the Libby app and OverDrive.

The public library system began offering digital magazines for the first time in 2021. While eBooks and eMagazines are popular among library customers, eBooks take the award for most downloaded item with over 28,000 eBooks rented per week.

Top 5 Adult eBook titles from Jan. 1, 2021 - Nov. 23, 2021

  1. The Four Winds
  2. The Midnight Library
  3. A Time for Mercy
  4. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
  5. The Last Thing He Told Me

Top 5 Adult eAudio titles from Jan. 1, 2021 - Nov. 23, 2021

  1. A Promised Land
  2. Greenlights
  3. The Four Winds
  4. The Midnight Library
  5. The Duke and I: Bridgerton Series Book 1

Top 5 OverDrive Magazines in 2021

  1. US Weekly
  2. HGTV Magazine
  3. The Economist
  4. Woman's World
  5. The New Yorker

Top 5 Young Adult Fiction Titles in 2021

  1. Shadow and Bone
  2. Midnight Sun
  3. Six of Crows
  4. A Court of Thorns and Roses
  5. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

For a complete list of library locations, holiday hours, and information on how to apply for a library card, visit hcplc.org.

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