Dublin City Council has revealed a list of the most popular library books borrowed during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Man Who Didn't Call by Rosie Walsh tops the list for e-Books, while Bill Bryson's Short History of Nearly Everything heads up the e-audio category.

Library doors are closed at the moment, but virtual library services remain available.

There has been a 191% increase in the use of e-books, and a 150% increase in the use of e-audiobooks.

Freegal, the streaming service used by libraries, has seen a 78% rise in use.

"Libraries are not bound by buildings," said Dublin City librarian Mairéad Owens.

"We know this is not an easy time for our country but as a public library service we are proud to support our communities by making peoples' stay-at-home a little easier.

"We are also learning, as the public tell us what sort of services they expect. The public will define the library of tomorrow".

From 1 March to 27 May, 178,397 e-audio and 185,622 e-books have been borrowed nationally through BorrowBox, the popular e-books and e-audio books service.

In response to huge public demand, Dublin City Council has allocated increased expenditure to the e-books service.

Dublin's most popular titles on BorrowBox - from 16 March to 27 May include:

Adult e-Audio

-Bill Bryson, Short History of Nearly Everything

-Michelle Obama, Becoming

-Rosie Walsh, Man Who Didn't Call 

Adult e-Book

-Rosie Walsh, Man who Didn't Call

-David Baldacci, Last Mile

-Christine Dwyer Hickey, Tatty

Young Adult e-Audio

-Holly Goldberg Sloan, Counting by 7s

-Patrick Ness, Knife of Never Letting Go

-Philip Pullman, Butterfly Tattoo

Young Adult e-Book

-Holly Black, Cruel Prince

-Jennifer Donnelly, Stepsister

-Juno Dawson, Margot & Me

Junior e-Audio

-JK Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone

-Andy Griffiths, 13-Storey Treehouse

-Tony Ross, Little Princess Treasury

Junior e-Book

-JK Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone

-Andy Griffiths, 13-Storey Treehouse

-Andy Shepherd, Boy who Grew Dragons