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Monday, 6 October 2014

Brent Library Figures by Library

I thought I would add a post about Brent Library figures by Library for the half year up to the end of September 2014.  The visits look like this:

You can see that Wembley Library has made an enormous difference.  When the new Willesden Library opens next year, Wembley will take a less disproportionate share of visits, but for the moment it accounts for more than half.

Loans, on the other hand, are more evenly spread across the libraries.  Brear in mind that a large proportion of Brent library loans come from outside physical libraries altogether.  They look like this:


The comment below repeats a comment made a number of times before by the same person.  Whilst I appreciate leaving aname, endlessly repeating the same points in comments to different posts, is just tedious.  I will be happy to publish data on comparisons when CIPFA choose to publish them, which I suspect will not be for some time.  In the meantime, no well informed person doubts that both visits and loans are going down in most authorities in England and Wales.  As Brent's figures are going up, that means that Brent is improving its relative position.

1 comment:

  1. Do you have figures how Brent is performing in comparison to other boroughs yet?
    As previously, for Libraries Brent was one of the worst. We've had the chat before about there only being one way up from the bottom. Meanwhile, Greens in Brighton have been opening new Libraries.

    Scott Bartle