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Los Angeles Loves Overdrive!

Justin Pearson, Public Relations Specialist,
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The Los Angeles Public Library has an extensive digital catalog that allows patrons to download a near-endless collection of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and comics. No provider has proven more popular with our patrons than Overdrive, with readers able to download titles 24 hours a day through the platform online, or through the Libby app.

Today, as part of Read an eBook Day around the world, the library announced that it has passed more than 4,000,000 checkouts through Overdrive this year alone. The library expects to see more than 5,000,000 digital copies borrowed by patrons through the service in 2019, with more growth to come.

The library’s 4 millionth Overdrive download of 2019 was Allie Finkle’s Rules for Girls Series, Book 1, from New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot.

Since the start of 2019, some of the most popular downloads through Overdrive by Los Angeles Public Library patrons include Michelle Obama’s memoir Becoming, Susan Orlean’s love letter to public libraries that focuses on the 1986 fire at Central Library, The Library Book, novels Where the Crawdads Sing, and Little Fires Everywhere as well as issues of the popular magazines OK! and Clean Eating.

If you want to join the legions of library patrons enjoying ebooks, audiobooks and more online, visit lapl.overdrive.com or download Libby today.