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Indiana Digital Library reaches a significant year



Indianapolis, Indiana – With 6.6 million digital books checked out last year, Indiana Digital Library achieved a significant milestone. It is among the 152 public library systems worldwide that have had more than one million checkouts.

Even though reading books is becoming more and more popular, a lot of individuals in Indiana are still unaware that digital books are available.

According to Indiana State Librarian Jake Speer, individuals can get digital books through public libraries throughout the state, or they can quickly Google the location of their local library to see if it is participating.

“24/7, 365 days a year, you’re able to access these great materials,” Speer said Thursday on Daybreak.

Within a huge catalog that includes thriller, suspense, mystery, children/young adult, and more, romance is the most popular genre.

The top five eBooks that were checked out of the digital collection of Indiana Digital Library in 2023 were:

1. “Verity” by Colleen Hoover
2. “It Starts with Us” by Colleen Hoover
3. “It Ends with Us” by Colleen Hoover
4. “Lessons in Chemistry” by Bonnie Garmus
5. “Spare by Prince Harry” The Duke of Sussex

The top five audiobook titles borrowed through Indiana Digital Library’s digital collection in 2023:

1. “False Witness” by Karin Slaughter
2. “A Darker Shade” of Magic by V. E. Schwab
3. “It Starts with Us” by Colleen Hoover
4. “The Coworker” by Freida McFadden
5. “Happy Place” by Emily Henry

The library offers eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, comic books, and other digital content through the Libby app.
Among the participating libraries are:

• Plainfield-Guildford Township Public Library
• Perry County Public Library
• Whitling Public Library
• Brownstown Public Library
• Berne Public Library

Residents of Indiana who have a current library card can access books from the Indiana Digital Library by clicking this link. Any popular gadget, such as an Apple, Android, Chromebook, or Kindle, can be used by readers.

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