January 23, 2022

Lists & Data: Most Borrowed Authors and Books in UK Libraries 2015-2016

New today from Public Lending Right.



Top 10 Most Borrowed Titles, 2015/16 & Top 10 Most Borrowed Authors, 2015/2016 (PDF)

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins tops the most borrowed titles list. James Patterson was
the most borrowed author.

Latest Library Borrowing Data Released (Five “Fast Facts”) (PDF)

Here’s one of the items from data roundup:

“Magic Key” Popular Choice with Younger Borrowers
Libraries continue to be important for children. New to the top 10 was UK author Roderick Hunt who became the fourth most popular author in UK public libraries during 2015/16 with over 1 million loans. He moved up 10 places from the previous year (14th). Two years ago was in 30th position.

Tracking the Borrowing Habits of the Nation (PDF)

Top titles in five categories and locations:

  • Domestic
  • Cookery
  • Biography/Autobiography
  • Health and Personal Development
  • History
About Gary Price

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.