Part of the point of Brent Council's Libraries Transformation Project was to adapt to new technology. We are still very early in this process, but it is likely to involve a better online service and more use of ebooks. Indeed, it may become increasingly common for Brent Library users to search the library catalogue online, and download books over the Internet _ meaning that some people may not make a physical visit to a library at all.
The June figures for the Brent Libraries web site show an increase of 36% in views compared to the same period last year. They also show a 65% increase in ebook downloads. Both of those sound like big numbers, but I suspect we will shortly see a much bigger jump as ebooks become more established.