San Antonio Public Library
celebrated an exciting milestone in 2017 - the checkout of the system’s four millionth
digital item, and the number is growing daily. In fiscal
year 2017, San Antonio Public Library card holders checked out approximately
7.2 million items. Of those check outs, 17% were digital items. The Library
added nearly 30,000 titles to the collection in 2017, including new titles and
additional copies of card holder favorites. Mysteries and whodunits dominated
the list of San Antonio Public Library’s most popular adult fiction check outs
(print) of 2017. When it came to adult non-fiction, San Antonio was interested
in World War II, tidying up, and studying for the GED. Kids, tweens, and teens’
reading list was dominated by the popular series Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
Digital checkouts included similar titles and topics as print checkouts, in a
mix of format preferences (eBook or eAudiobook). The list also illustrated San
Antonio’s continued love of Harry Potter.
Check out the lists below of this
year’s most popular check outs. You can also access digital copies at bit.ly/SAPLtoptitles2017.