“But, it isn’t all doom and gloom, as libraries are continuing to modernise while volunteer numbers have increased, proving that libraries remain an important community asset. But, to really ensure that libraries are able to thrive, local authorities need adequate and sustainable levels of funding.”
Despite visitor numbers falling 14% in five years, the country’s most popular libraries continue to see annual visitor numbers in excess of one million. The top five most visited libraries for 2016/17 were:
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