More people using internet library services

5 Mar 09
More people are using internet library services, according to the annual public library survey carried out by CIPFA for the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council.

06 March 2009

More people are using internet library services, according to the annual public library survey carried out by CIPFA for the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council. The survey, published on March 3, showed that there were more than 76 million visits to library websites in 2007/08, up by 20% on the previous year. The services used included book renewals, catalogue enquiries, research requests and information on local events. The Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library in Norwich topped the list both in the number of visits in person — 1,500,695 — and for the number of books issued, 1,139,090. Birmingham Central Library had the second highest number of personal visits — 1,357,148 — and Chelmsford was second for issuing of books, with 742,048 borrowed.

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