New Lists From OCLC: Top 10 Interlibrary Loan Requests, 2018 Edition (Books and Journals)
Unveiling the list of the most ILL’d titles each year is always fun. And it’s particularly special this year, as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of OCLC interlibrary loan. Today—many services, upgrades and enhancements later—about 280 million requests have been processed, including last year’s 6.9 million.
This year’s list is almost all new. Eight of the ten titles appear for the first time. The only repeats are The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, which moved up to #5 from #8 and A Gentleman in Moscow, which dropped to #8 from #3.
For the first time in three years, Hillbilly Elegy is not on the list.
Also, for the first time, one author, Jordan Peterson, has two books on the list, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos and Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief.
Girl Wash Your Face, which was #7 on our list, landed in the top ten of all of these lists.
Educated, 12 Rules for Life, and The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck appeared on at least one of the lists.
Surprisingly, Becoming, Michelle Obama’s autobiography, didn’t make our top ten list but was number one on all of the lists mentioned above. However, the book has been the most or second most requested title for the first three months of 2019.
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