Posted on January 18, 2023 at 8:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The records keep coming in from OverDrive.

The digital lending platform reported last week that 129 library systems reported breaking 1 million digital checkouts each last year, according to Publishers Weekly.

That breaks the 2021 record of 121 systems to hit that mark.

The Los Angeles Public Library — which saw the most checkouts, period, in 2022 — also became the first system ever to record more than 10 million digital circulations through OverDrive.

Here are the top ten circulating libraries:

1. Los Angeles Public Library

2. Toronto Public Library

3. National Library Board Singapore

4. King County Library System (WA)

5. New York Public Library

6. Harris County Public Library (Texas)

7. Multnomah County Library (Oregon)

8. Seattle Public Library

9. Mid-Continent Public Library (Missouri)

10. San Diego County Library

Here are the top five circulating consortia:

1. MELSA: Twin Cities Metro eLibrary (Minnesota)

2. The Ohio Digital Library

3. Wisconsin Public Library Consortium

4. Tennessee READS

5. Greater Phoenix Digital Library

And here are the libraries that hit a million checkouts, for the first time, in 2022:

* Tulsa City-County Library (Oklahoma)

* Toledo Lucas County Public Library (Ohio)

* Queens Public Library (New York)

* Miami-Dade Public Library System (Florida)

* Sonoma County Library (California)

* Old Colony Library Network (Massachusetts)

* eMediaLibrary (Illinois)

* East Baton Rouge Parish Library (Louisiana)

* Dallas Public Library (Texas)

* Front Range Downloadable Library (Colorado)

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