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Monday, 10 October 2016

Brent's Constant Library Growth Draws to a Close

Time to look at the half year figures for Brent Library Visits and Loans.  The most recent full year statistics are here

There were 1,204,502 visits in the half year up to the end of September 2016, and 532,754 issues.  That is growth of 0.4% in visits and zero growth in issues.  It therefore seems that the remarkable run of year on year growth of Brent libraries is about to end.  Possibly the full year figures will be lower this year.  While the first quarter was very strong thanks largely to the improvement at Willesden Library, the second quarter was much weaker and wiped out the gain earlier in the year. 

At some point this was inevitable, and it was hinted at in earlier reports.

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