Library Reaches Record Number of Digital Checkouts During First Half of 2022

Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library customers borrowed over 1 million eBooks, eAudiobooks, and digital magazines

Hillsborough County, Fla. (June 27, 2022) - Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library reached more than 1 million digital checkouts during the first half of 2022. Library customers have borrowed a record 1,053,805 eBooks, audiobooks, and digital magazines from Jan. 1 to June 15, which is an 8% increase from 2020.

Customers are turning to the library's digital collection for their information and entertainment in part because of the ease and convenience of the y's online platforms. Customers can access digital titles from the comfort of their homes through the Libby app and OverDrive. These resources are a big reason why library customers are downloading 44,200 digital titles each week.

The public library system began offering digital magazines for the first time in 2021. While eAudiobooks and eMagazines are popular among library customers, eBooks take the award for most-downloaded item.

Top 5 Adult eBook titles in 2022

  1. The Last Thing He Told Me
  2. Apples Never Fall
  3. Where the Crawdads Sing
  4. The Guest List
  5. Dune

Top 5 Adult eAudiobook titles in 2022

  1. The Last Thing He Told Me
  2. The Judge's List
  3. Apples Never Fall
  4. People We Meet on Vacation
  5. The Dark Hours

Top 5 Magazine titles in 2022

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

Top 5 Young Adult titles in 2022

  1. Shadow and Bone: The Grisha Trilogy, Book 1
  2. Six of Crows: Dregs Series, Book 1
  3. A Court of Thorns and Roses: A Court of Thorns and Roses Series, Book 1
  4. Heartstopper, Volume 1
  5. The Inheritance Games

Top 5 Children's titles in 2022

  1. Big Shot: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series, Book 16
  2. The Deep End: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series, Book 15
  3. Mothering Heights: Dog Man Series, Book 10
  4. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Harry Potter Series, Book 2
  5. Grime and Punishment: Dog Man Series, Book 9

Library customers can borrow digital titles and access other digital resources 24/7 on the library's website. A library card is required to borrow materials. For more information on the Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative's digital collections or to sign up for a library card, visit


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