Public Libraries Are Beating Netflix, Redbox and Blockbuster in DVD RentalsS

Apparently, your local library is the biggest DVD rental store in the US. According to a survey released by the Online Computer Library Center, US public libraries lend an average 2.1 million movies/day. That's more than Netflix, Redbox and Blockbuster.

The libraries' 2.1 million a day eeks past Netflix, which ships 2 million movies/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]