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WPLC Pandemic Usage Data

At the Annual Membership meeting in May, usage stats during the pandemic for Wisconsin's Digital Library were shared. An update of those stats, through June 2020, has been compiled.

The WPLC has seen checkouts increased by 23% from February to a peak in April. While May and June checkouts are lower than April, they remain higher than before the pandemic.

Both new users and unique users have increased as well. 

The full stats with charts can be found here.

WPLC Receives IMLS Funds!

We are very excited to announce that, to help support Wisconsin libraries and their patrons during these unprecedented times, the Department of Public Instruction is awarding the WPLC and Wisconsin’s Digital Library $250,000 in LSTA funds as part of an IMLS grant for digital content.

WPLC project managers have created a plan to allocate the funds:

1. Simultaneous Use Titles: Up to $30,000 for ebook and audio titles available for unlimited, simultaneous use for one year from the date of purchase.


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