County Library Top Checkouts Offer Inspiration for your 2023 Reading List

Is "reading more" one of your New Year’s Resolutions for 2023? If so, San Diego County Library (SDCL) is one of the best places to get you started on your reading goals.

SDCL offers books, movies, magazines, movies and more. Both digital copies and physical materials are available for checkout.

Getting a library card is free and easy. Just visit one of the library’s 33 branch locations, or apply for a digital card online.

Record-Breaking Checkouts

You’ll be in great company with your 2023 reading challenge. SDCL patrons checked out more than four million digital copies of e-books, audio books and digital magazines in 2022.

That’s a new record for SDCL, making it one of the most-used digital collections in the nation.

Digital downloads have gained in popularity in the last years, in part due to the pandemic. SDCL issued close to 40,000 library cards in 2022 and most of these new customers used the library’s digital services.

Top Checkouts

Still need some more motivation to get you started? SDCL has released its top 10 checkout lists for 2022. Get some inspiration for your 2023 reading list and see if your favorite books, audio books and movies from last year made the cut.

Adult books (e-book and physical book checkouts combined)

Downloadable audiobooks


Teen Fiction

Children's Books