Apparently, local libraries are the biggest DVD rental stores in the US. According to a survey released by the Online Computer Library Centre, US public libraries lend an average of 2.1 million movies per day. That’s more than Netflix, Redbox and Blockbuster.
The libraries’ 2.1 million a day eeks past Netflix, which ships two million movies per day and is clearly ahead of Redbox which manages 1.4 million and sad ol’ Blockbuster who’s at 1.2 million. It’s sort of crazy that public libraries are such a hot bed for movie rentals, but I guess I shouldn’t be surprised: Nothing beats free. [Consumerist]