Compared to last year, eBook checkouts at libraries have increased 200 percent in 2011. According to third quarter 2011 research from digital book distributor OverDrive, eBook checkouts from libraries are expected to be more than 16 million by the end of the year.
has more: “The company has also reported that almost 2 million new
users signed up for the ability to check out books from libraries
through the OverDrive network this year, which is about double last
year. Interestingly mobile devices are accounting for 21% of all
checkouts from the network, as more readers are checking out library
books using their phones.”