2013: E-Resources Year in Review

Our E-collection continued to get bigger and better in the year 2013.  We added two new resources: Hoopla Digital and Law Depot – and have continued to add new titles to our already popular E-Book and E-Audiobook collections.  With so many quality tablets, eReaders, and Smartphones hitting the market, it’s no wonder that we saw a 26% increase in downloads this year.  What’s so great about using the digital library? Anytime/anywhere access, easy portability, worry-free borrowing (no overdue fines, no lost books, no coffee spill damage) – just to name a few.  We look forward to expanding this collection even further in the new year by adding an eReading Room for Kids, digital magazines through Zinio, and digital newspapers (including the Windsor Star); stay tuned for more info on these exciting new developments.

It probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise that Christian Grey, Katniss Everdeen, and Miley Cyrus dominated the boards this year.  Have a look at the lists below to see what other titles were popular amongst Windsor Public Library readers in 2013.

Most read E-Books on Overdrive

  1. Fifty Shades of Grey, by E L James racketeer
  2. Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn
  3. Deep Down, by Lee Child
  4. The Racketeer, by John Grisham
  5. Fifty Shades Freed, by E L James
  6. Fifty Shades Darker, by E L James
  7. A Wanted Man, by Lee Child
  8. What Happened in Vegas, by Sylvia Day
  9. The Affair, by Lee Child
  10. Notorious Nineteen, by Janet Evanovich

Most listened to E-Audiobooks on Overdrive

  1. The Black Box, by Michael Connellyblack box
  2. Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins
  3. The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
  4. A Game of Thrones, by George R.R. Martin
  5. Guilty Wives, by James Patterson
  6. Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins
  7. Shiver, by Maggie Stiefvater
  8. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, by J.K Rowling
  9. The Painted Girls, by Cathy Marie Buchanan
  10. NYPD Red, by James Patterson

Most Watched Hoopla eMovies

  1. Changing Laneschanginglanes
  2. Come Undone
  3. George Carlin: At Carnegie
  4. Masterpiece: Small Island – Part 1
  5. Christmas Kiss
  6. Bliss
  7. Ivan the Incredible
  8. E.T., The Extra Terrestrial
  9. I.Q
  10. Mostly Martha

Top Freegal Music Downloads

  1. Girl on Fire, by Alicia Keys
  2. Mirrors, by Justin Timberlake
  3. Feel This Moment, by Pitbull ft. Christina Aguilera
  4. Try, by Pink
  5. Brave, by Sara Bareilles
  6. Wrecking Ball, by Miley Cyrus
  7. We Can’t Stop, by Miley Cyrus
  8. Get Lucky, by Daft Punk
  9. Troublemaker, by Olly Murs
  10. Here’s To Never Growing Up, by Avril Lavigne

Most Practiced Languages on Mango

  1. French
  2. German
  3. Japanese
  4. Spanish
  5. Polish

Do you use our Digital Collection? What is your favourite E-Resource?

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