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Published on Monday, July 01, 2019

San Antonio Public Library Reaches Seven Million Digital Downloads

CONTACT: Claudia Balarin
O: 210-207-2614, C: 407-288-0310


SAN ANTONIO (July 1, 2019) - San Antonio readers break an all-time record as the San Antonio Public Library reaches seven million digital downloads since its digital catalog launch in August 2007. The Lightning Thief from the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan was officially the seven millionth digital download. In 2016, San Antonio Public Library became one of only a handful of library systems to reach one million digital downloads in a calendar year and continues the trend by reaching one million digital downloads within a six month timeframe.


The Library’s digital catalog provides 24/7 access to 140,000 eBooks, 2,500 eVideos, 75+ eMagazine titles and 65+ e-AudioBooks. Altogether, the Library’s digital catalog features over 200,000 digital items and is constantly growing.


OverDrive, San Antonio Public Library’s digital platform, is the leading digital reading platforms for libraries and schools worldwide. The San Antonio Public Library continues to adopt new and innovative ways of providing resources to the community.


Visit to access the Library’s digital collection and a complete list of digital eBooks, eAudioBooks, eMagazines, eMovies and more. Families can also receive instant access to the Library’s digital catalog by pre-registering for a library card at

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Author: Melanie Morales (GPA)

Categories: City News, Library