January 18, 2022

Report: “Ebook Lending Has Been Included For the First Time in UK Libraries’ Annual Tally Of Loans, and Indicates Distinct Preferences Between Media”

From The Guardian:

Gail Honeyman’s “up lit” novel Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine was the most borrowed ebook from UK libraries last year, with new figures showing a marked difference in taste between those borrowing ebooks and those checking out print titles.

This is the first time data for the most borrowed ebooks has been released, with Honeyman’s story of a woman whose carefully timetabled life is shattered by an act of kindness, topping the chart.


The new figures cover the period between July 2018 and June 2019, and coincide with an estimated 358% surge in ebook borrowing during the first three weeks of lockdown in England.

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See Also: Digital libraries Experience a Surge in Membership Amid Lockdown (Via The Scotsman)

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.