The most requested eBooks and audiobooks from the Ottawa Public Library in 2021

If you’re looking for a new eAudiobook or eBook to snuggle up to during this cold spell, the Ottawa Public Library has released some suggestions with the best boxes in 2021.

Ottawa Public Library cardholders checked out a record two million digital books last year.

Jessica Bruder’s Nomadland was the most borrowed e-book in the library’s OverDrive collection in 2021. The non-fiction book written by the American journalist was also adapted into a film in 2020, which won the Oscar for best movie.

The best borrowed audiobook from the Ottawa Public Library’s OverDrive collection is Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell. Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know is a non-fiction book published in 2019.

Former US President Barack Obama and former US First Lady Michelle Obama have books among the top five audiobooks in 2021. Michelle Obama’s book Becoming finished second, while Barack Obama’s book A Promised Land finished fifth.

Top 5 eBook Titles Borrowed Through the Ottawa Public Library OverDrive collection in 2021

  1. Nomadland by Jessica Bruder

  2. All the Devils Are Here by Louise Penny

  3. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

  4. The Law of Innocence by Michael Connelly

  5. The guest list by Lucy Foley

Top 5 Audiobook Titles Borrowed Through Ottawa Public Library’s OverDrive collection in 2021

  1. Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell

  2. Becoming by Michelle Obama

  3. Sweetgrass Braiding by Robin Wall Kimmerer

  4. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

  5. Barack Obama’s Promised Land

The library offers readers 24/7 access to eBooks and audiobooks through the Libby app, OverDrive’s library reading app. The BPO also offers express eBooks (7-day loans), eAudiobooks and French eBooks on various platforms.

The Ottawa Public Library says all you need is a valid library card to access ebooks in its OverDrive-powered digital collection.