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Lee County Library System breaks digital download record

By Staff | Jan 21, 2021

The Lee County Library System has announced it achieved a record 1.9 million digital checkouts in 2020, up about 18.8 percent from 1.6 million in 2019.

The Lee County Library System is one of 65 systems around the world – including stand-alone libraries and consortia – that surpassed 1 million checkouts through OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform and its award-winning app, Libby.

This accomplishment illustrates the continued growth and importance of library lending of e-books, audiobooks and streaming content along with the creative ways the library has served its community with digital services, especially in a year with service adjustments due to the pandemic.

Readers in Lee County need only a valid library card to access digital materials from Lee County Library System’s digital collection. Readers can use phones, tablets, e-readers or computers to access materials from digital content providers like Overdrive, hoopla and RBdigital.

Visit leelibrary.net/online to start borrowing e-books, audiobooks, magazines and streaming content anytime, anywhere. If you live, work or go to school in Lee County, you can get a free library card.

The Lee County Library System, founded in 1964, has 13 branches to serve Lee County residents. For more about other library services and programs offered, visit www.leelibrary.net or dial 239-4636.