“Deathly Hallows” Most Borrowed Book from UK Libraries


Feb 05, 2009

Posted by EdwardTLC

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the most borrowed book in the UK, according to new figures released from the Public Lending Right Agency. The Bookseller reports that the Seventh Book in author J. K. Rowling’s series has been borrowed a total of 108,775 times from libraries in the UK. Deathly Hallows was also the most borrowed book under the children’s titles list, followed by the Sixth Book, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The Public Lending Right Agency tracked lending during the twelve months prior to June 2008, and complied lists of the Most Borrowed Authors, Most Borrowed Fiction, and Non-Fiction titles. Author James Patterson was named the Most Borrowed Author, with his novels being loaned out more than 1.5 million times. Full lists of the Most Borrowed can be found via this link.

60 Responses to “Deathly Hallows” Most Borrowed Book from UK Libraries

Avatar Imagemaddypuff says: Woah. Although im not suprised, it is a great book ;DAvatar Imagemichaelabraham says: Only makes sense that the best book ever is the most borrowed one!Avatar Imagepadfoot84sb says: wow :) thats awesome!!! Avatar ImageIlzairspar says: Whoo! go DH. Just shows that it doesn't matter what age group a book is for. Good writing is always popular. And HBP right behind DH in the children's category... Wonder if the Libraries consider Twilight a Children's book. I know that right now our store is selling more of that series than Potter (to my dismay) ;-)Avatar ImageThe Whomping Willow says: That's cool- most of the library's I've been to recently have about 10 copies of DH on shelf.Avatar ImageThe Whomping Willow says: That's cool- most of the libraries I've been to recently have about 10 copies of DH on shelf.Avatar Imageemmalily says: That's not surprising there must have been 300 people waiting for it for every library :-) And they waited for a good reason, the book was great! More than great! Squee!Avatar Imagemhaeyemhaeye says: I'm not surprised at all. But it's better if you have your own copy!! :DAvatar ImageMuggleQueen says: I'm not surprised either! Yay for DH :DAvatar Imageplacebowiz says: of courseAvatar ImageChantyBabez says: Awesome! Haha It's Like 7:33am over here and i'm watching bbc breakfast. They did a story about this as i was reading it :D xxxAvatar Imagespiritbound says: Awesome, woop for DH :D No wonder it's borrowed so much it's pure genius. Avatar Imagegoodenough says: WOW!!! That's amzing, but well deserved of course.. It's the way if should beAvatar Imageluna.quibbler says: that makes sense although i bought my copies! i do borrrow the cd's from the library thou!Avatar Imagehericus says: I heard about this on tv, earlier today. DH is a great book Avatar ImageSTARZOE says: well of course it is!!!!!! its a brilliant book!!!!!Avatar ImageResa says: totally unsurprising; I work at a library and that section is the section you don´t have to advertise...people find it on their own... it´s like magicAvatar ImageKay says: Honestly not surprised but its cool to have it confirmed anywayAvatar ImageSally_Zaar says: i work in a library and since DH has come out, i've rarely seen it on the shelves. We have multiple copies in our library and they still go out almost as soon as they are returned! I love that the Pooter love is still spreading :)Avatar ImageFayewnofRavenclaw says: Deathly Hallows FTW!Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: Not surprised :)Avatar Imagecdewson says: i honestly never thought of HP books being borrowed at libraries. I just thought everyone went out and bought them.Avatar Imageanniemul says: The thing that amazes me is actually the fact that people still use libraries! I haven't been to one for non-school related things in about 10 years.Avatar Imagemiriam the wounded says: It's not surprising really - all of the other books have been borrowed loads of times from the library. It's one of my faves from the series too - turns me into a complete crybaby, but I love it! I haven't reread it for a while now, but I'm planning to reread HBP before the film is released and then will reread DH after I've seen HBP at the cinema. PS - am I the only one that hasn't got a clue who James Patterson is? And I don't think I've read any of the other authors either - sound so incredibly generic. Avatar Imageravenclanna says: that's great!!! not only for the fact that its DH and what not but just for the fact that people are READING!! which is the most important thingAvatar Imagemaddypuff says: @anniemul: i have a huge book collection at home, but i still use libraries regularly. Something about having almost free access to that many books is great [:Avatar ImageSophie Treklemmer says: I'm not surprised ;P It's a wonderful book <3Avatar Imageharrypotterbookpurist says: Wow that's cool the power of Potter still lives on.Avatar Imageharrypotterbookpurist says: I know who James Patterson and some of the other author's are, but that is because I am a big bookworm and I read a lot. I have to say Harry Potter will always be my top favorite bookseries.Avatar Imageharrypotterbookpurist says: I have to say I love the line's from the book and you have to guess which book it is from on the side of the site.Avatar ImageMatea says: no suprise there!Avatar Imagesparkplug3690 says: Well DUH!Avatar Imagewizardinventor says: What else would be expect, being Harry Potter fans! ;) That is great, knowing that alll of those people got to read the book.Avatar Imagescarymissmary28 says: I'm not surprised!It's one of the greatest books ever!Avatar ImageKneazle1 says: Not entirely surprised ;)Avatar ImageHeavenly_Horcrux says: That's no surprise. That's an amazing book.Avatar ImageCellar Door says: I'm not impressed. But happy nonetheless.Avatar Imagebookmonster79 says: Did we really expect anything different?!Avatar ImageDobbyandWinky says: It's the best!Avatar ImageEdna_Turnblad says: That's nice to hear. I really like to know that it is still being read, maybe even for the first time, by children. YAY! JK!Avatar ImageDolemite says: It's also probably the most stolen book :DAvatar ImageBewareoftheNargles says: YAY! I'm not surprised! I loved DH! But as I have a few copies, there's no need to borrow. Lol.Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I cannot say that I am particularly surprised by this news! I only hope that these are not the only books people are checking out and that they are perusing the diverse array of other exceptional literature that their libraries contain too!Avatar ImageMagicDucks says: Awesome! Not surprising, though. My local library has 8-10 copies, I think. They've got multiple shelves devoted to Harry. I think the DHs take up one shelf alone. I've got two of my own copies, but I do borrow the audio books from the library because they are too expensive to buy.Avatar Imagespicefan1978 says: Great book!!!Avatar Imagejenbabe705 says: Go HP!! Everyone should read it!Avatar ImageMelissa Anne says: But of course! Avatar ImageAtb says: I started reading Harry Potter by borrowing the first 4 books from a friend.Avatar ImageAtb says: Oh, i should've read more then the first words in the title before reacting [schame]...Avatar Imagehptwerdfighter says: It should be!!Avatar ImageCatherine says: I can say I am not suprised! I personally think its the best book in the series!Avatar ImageEmilyDeibert says: That's awesome, but not surprising. Of course people want to read it!Avatar Imagechoirgeek says: Very interesting. That's a loooot of times for a book to be taken out, although I suppose that the most interesting to me is that James Patterson's novels have been taken out a million and a half times. That's so many people, hahaha.Avatar Imageeowyngirl says: That's fantastic!Avatar Imagethereshegoes says: It's not surprising really. It's a wellknown book and I am glad many people read it :)Avatar ImageEva Hedwig says: I can't imagine to only borrow DH, I like to have all HP-books and Audio Cds at home. I also use the books for consultation on a daily basis as I am very fond of the HP trivia here in Leaky and the questions switch very fast between the seven books. Avatar ImageEmily Erland says: The Harry Potter books are probably also on the list for "Most lost or misplaced" library books, or at least the list for "Most frequently past due." That would at least be true at my local library... which is why I decided to finally get my own set once the boxed set finally came out... fines were beginning to add up, so I figured my $ should actually be going to JKR.Avatar Imagemugglemom4 says: I am so glad the libraries are getting so much use. Yeah Jo!Avatar Imagemugglemom4 says: I am so glad the libraries are getting so much use. Yeah Jo!Avatar ImageGarden State Geek says: I'm not surprised. Potter books (esp. the audiobooks) are hard to come by in my library system.

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