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Demand for Digital Collections Skyrocketed During Pandemic

Amid the stay-at-home orders and library closures of the past year, it is no surprise that demand for our digital library collection has skyrocketed. WCCLS centrally manages the digital collection while each member library manages its own print collection.

Checkouts of e-books and audiobooks increased 36% year-over-year, totaling 556,011 in the first quarter of 2021. Furthermore, e-books and audiobooks accounted for 37% of all books borrowed during the same period in 2021, up from 22% the prior year.

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Graphic: Digital collection by the numbers


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