Did you know that many of Fulton County Library's online resources have absolutely no wait times at all for our patrons? It's true! Of the five most popular electronic resources offered by our library system, only Overdrive and the Libby app have wait times - all due to the amazing popularity of Overdrive's content.
Below are the top picks of Fulton County Library System patrons in 2021 on the most popular platforms other than Overdrive. Next week the top ten titles circulated on Overdrive and the Libby app will be posted, along with titles of the past year our librarians think you will love, but might have missed.
Although Hoopla offers eBooks, video, and music, all titles in the top ten for Hoopla in 2021 are downloadable audiobooks. If you're curious about why downloadable audiobooks are so popular, why not try one yourself? We even have instructions for listening in your car.
1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Juvenile Fantasy)
2. The Lost Apothecary (Mystery, Romance)
3. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Juvenile Fantasy)
4. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Juvenile Fantasy)
5. Local Woman Missing (Mystery, Thriller)
6. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Juvenile Fantasy)
7. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Juvenile Fantasy)
8. Before the Coffee Gets Cold (Romance, Science Fiction)
9. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue (Science Fiction)
10. The Wrong Family (Mystery, Thriller)
The streaming service Freegal doesn't offer a count of individual titles or songs our patrons enjoyed in 2021, but it does rank the genre of music by number of tracks accessed.
In the first few months of Kanopy use in 2019, children's titles were popular. Now that the kids are back in school, horror films have dominated the top ten films circulated on this platform, though Kirosawa's most famous film makes a surprise showing as number ten.
1. What We Do In the Shadows (2014 Independent Film)
2. Maurice (1987 James Ivory Film)
3. Parasite (2019 Korean Film)
4. The Witch (2016 Independent Film)
5. Inherent Vice (2014 Paul Thomas Anderson Film)
6. 9 Songs [Uncut] (2004 UK Film)
7. Staged (2020 UK Comedy Series)
8. Beyond The Lights (2014 Independent Film)
9. Hereditary (2018 Independent Film)
10. Seven Samurai (1954 Akira Kurosawa Film)
While Universal Class continued to hold a spot in the top five most popular electronic resources this year, it may be eclipsed by LinkedIn Learning next year - still, with a simple interface, a link in the Libby App, and long term name recognition with out patrons, Universal Class continues to offer the self-paced educational content Fulton County Library Patrons need and want.
2. Excel 2019
5. Google Docs