Metropolitan Library System announces record 2 million ebook, audiobook checkouts in 2019

From The Edmond Sun

“Metropolitan Library System, of which Edmond Public Library is a part, today announced that they achieved a record-breaking two million digital book checkouts in 2019. This accomplishment illustrates the continued growth and importance of library lending of ebooks and audiobooks along with the creative ways the library has served its community with digital services.Metropolitan Library System is one of 73 systems around the world – including standalone libraries and consortia – that surpassed one million checkouts through Rakuten OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform and its award-winning app Libby (complete list here). San Francisco Public Library, Boston Public Library and Sacramento Public Library are among the group of other standalone library systems that reached two million checkouts.”