Public Libraries And Schools Surpass Half A Billion Digital Book Loans In 2021

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The Street

By PR Newswire CLEVELAND, Jan. 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — As the pandemic persisted in 2021, librarians and educators enabled readers worldwide to borrow 506 million ebooks, audiobooks and digital magazines, a 16% increase over 2020. With a focus on equity of access to books for all, libraries achieved all-time records for circulation while lowering the average cost-per-title borrowed. 2021 also produced a banner year of book sales and earnings to the authors and publishers who supply digital books to libraries. Data was reported by OverDrive , the leading digital reading platform for 76,000 libr…

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