Canberra, 29 July 2022: Global public sector software provider Civica have released their 2022 Library Index. Now in its seventh year, the Civica Libraries Index assessed over 30 million pieces of borrowing data across regional and metropolitan libraries in Australia between April 2021 and March 2022.
In good news for the local publishing industry, more than half the library books we borrowed in 2022 were penned by Australian authors, continuing an upward trend seen over the past three years. The past twelve months also saw a large increase in E-Loans, suggesting that digital library books, which became popular during the pandemic are now a permanent feature of our literary diet.
Head to the Civica website for more information and to explore the full list of titles.