The figures for visitor numbers are:
The figures for book borrowing are:
These are both impressive jumps in numbers, but I think it is also worth thinking about the qualitative differences.
Some people, like Phil Bradley, see the future of libraries as helping people to cross the digital divide and become more familiar with the latest information technologies. You can get a sense of this in Wembley with the staff regularly helping people with the PCs and the fixed ipads available. Less obvious is the ipad lending service or loans of energy meters, and training in things such as how to construct a web site.
Incidentally, Wembley Library also features an impressive list of writer events, including Martina Cole on Wednesday. You can find more Brent libraries events here.