Library use in Islington is on the increase according to official figures released by the local council earlier this week.
The latest figures from Islington Council show 1,271,206 items were borrowed from the borough’s 10 libraries in 2007/08 – an increase of more than 10 per cent on the previous year’s figures.
Library chiefs say they have also seen an increase in the number of residents joining the library service with 16,706 joining during 2007, compared with 13,900 in the previous year.
Cllr Ruth Polling, Islington Council’s Executive Member for Cultural Services and Libraries, said: “It’s great to see so many people visiting Islington’s libraries – we’ve got some of the best in London.”
Highlighting the range of services the Borough’s libraries offer Cllr Polling said “There really is something for everyone – you can rent hundreds of different DVDs and CDs, borrow books on every topic, or enjoy free internet access.”