The King County Library System led the nation in ebook checkouts, with 1.3 million checkouts from Overdrive-powered catalogs in 2012. That made KCLS number one in the country. Close on King County’s heels was the Seattle Public Library system, which came in at number four with 850,000 checkouts.
The good ole Seattle Times, via my friend Stephanie Chase (of the Seattle Public Library). 1.3 million checkouts is a lot of eyeballs on a lot of ebooks. Nice work, KCLS, Library Journal’s 2011 Library of the Year for good reason.
Rounding out the top five were The New York Public Library System, which ranked number two (1.1 million checkouts), the Toronto Public Library, number three (900,000 checkouts), and the Hennepin County Library in Minnesota. (750,000 checkouts) at number five.