Indianapolis Public Library Surpasses 1 Million Ebook and Audiobook Checkouts in 2018

(INDIANAPOLIS) – Rakuten OverDrive announced today that Indianapolis Public Library reached a record-breaking 1 million digital book checkouts in 2018.


This accomplishment illustrates the continued growth and importance of library digital lending of ebooks and audiobooks. Indianapolis Public Library is one of 65 public library systems worldwide that surpassed 1 million checkouts (complete list here).
Indianapolis Public Library has been providing readers 24/7 access to ebooks and audiobooks for several years. Reader interest and usage has grown every year.
The highest-circulating ebook Indianapolis Public Library readers borrowed through OverDrive in 2018 was Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. The top-circulating genre, romance, represents the most popular in a vast catalog that also includes mystery, historical fiction and children/young adult.
The top 5 ebook titles borrowed through Indianapolis Public Library’s digital collection in 2018:
1. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
2. The Rooster Bar by John Grisham
3. Origin by Dan Brown
4. Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
5. The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn
The top 5 audiobook titles borrowed through Indianapolis Public Library’s digital collection in 2018:
1. Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance
2. Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
3. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
4. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling
5. The Radium Girls by Kate Moore
Readers in Indianapolis just need a valid library card to access digital books from the Indianapolis Public Library’s OverDrive-powered digital collection. Readers can use any major device, including Apple(R), Android™, Chromebook™ and Kindle(R) (US only). Visit https://indypl.overdrive.com or download the Libby app to get started and borrow ebooks and audiobooks anytime, anywhere.
About Rakuten OverDrive
Rakuten OverDrive is the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools worldwide. We are dedicated to “a world enlightened by reading” by delivering the industry’s largest catalog of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and other digital media to a growing network of 43,000 libraries and schools in 76 countries. Named one of TIME’s Best iPhone and Android Apps of 2018, Libby is the “one-tap reading app” for libraries. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, Ohio USA and owned by Tokyo-based Rakuten.

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