Check out this great post from the How to eBook blog on the increase in eBook loans and audio books
Overdrive is the largest company operating in the digital library space the vast majority of branches do business with them. They have just announced that in 2017 there were 155 million ebook loans, which was an increase of 11% from 2016 and there was 68 million audiobook loans. There was 59 libraries that loaned out over 1 million titles, 14 that had 2 million checkouts, seven over 3 million, and two over 4 million.
OverDrive’s catalog for libraries reached record levels, topping 4 million titles in more than 100 languages. In addition, libraries continue to engage more readers with curated lists and personalized recommendations. Overdrive is basically in every major market in the world now.