January 23, 2022

New York Public Library: The Most Popular Check Outs of 2016

From a NYPL Blog Post:

Over 25 million items are circulated through our network of libraries each year, and among those items there are both expected front-runners and a few interesting surprises every year. For your perusal, we’ve compiled lists of the top books checked out systemwide and in The Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island in 2016. These lists include books borrowed from our 92 locations in the Bronx, Manhattan and Staten Island, as well as from our growing e-book catalog (which currently offers nearly 320,000 books).

Bestseller The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins took the top spot in 2016,  followed by the award-winning Between the World and Me by Ta-nehisi Coates. You can also check out this interactive map to see which title was number one at each of our branches:

The complete blog post includes the following lists:

  • Top 10 Books Systemwide
  • Top 10 Books in the Bronx
  • Top 10 Books in Manhattan
  • Top 10 Books on Staten Island

You’ll also find a interactive map showing the number one title at each NYPL branch.

Direct to Complete Blog Post

More Libraries, More Lists

DC: DC Public Library Releases Lists of Most Borrowed/Downloaded Books/Ebooks/Audiobooks in 2016

MA: Boston Public Library Announces Top Borrowed Titles of 2016

NY:  Most Popular Fiction and Nonfiction Books at Albany Public Library in 2016 (via Times Union)

TX: Austin Public Library’s Most Popular Titles of 2016 and What They Say About Austin

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.