May 26, 2022

New Data: What Books Did Canadians Borrow in March?

From BookNet Canada:

“Like Canadians coast to coast, we here at BookNet are practicing physical distancing — which means some of us are reading more than usual — and our loans data from LibraryData indicates that we’re not alone! Between the week ending March 8th and the week ending March 15th, library loans increased over 19% as readers stocked up on books for March Break and beyond.

Loans of Juvenile titles grew over 15%, Fiction grew 26%, and Non-Fiction grew 11%. Young Adult titles saw the most significant increase in loans, with over 50% growth between March 8th and March 15th.”

Lists of Most-Loaned Books are Provided in the Following Categories:

  • Top 10 most-loaned titles leading up to March Break
  • Top 10 most-loaned Canadian titles leading up to March Break
  • Top 10 most-held titles as of March 22, 2020
  • Top 10 most-held Canadian titles as of March 22, 2020

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About Gary Price

Gary Price ( 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, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.