1. The number of total visits to your libraries during the calendar years 2015, 2016 and 2017 to date.
Number of visits – see Worksheet One
Some libraries do not have footfall counters and some may be affected by temporary technical problems with footfall counters. Footfall counts are only available for static libraries not mobile or prison libraries. Visit counts are usually reported by financial rather than calendar year. Visit count figures for 2017 cover January to April.
2. The number of books borrowed from your libraries during the calendar years 2015, 2016 and 2017 to date.
Number of book issues – see Worksheet Two
The response covers books only and not other stock formats such as DVDs, Music CDs, Audio Books. Issue figures are usually reported by financial year and not calendar year. Issue figures for 2017 cover January to April.
For both questions, please break this down by each library and by year, so it is possible to see the activity levels at each library for the years stated.
3. The top 10 most borrowed library books across the network in 20
Top 10 titles borrowed – see Worksheet Three
Please note: we have provided a list of the top ten titles for the twelve month period from May 2016 to April 2017 instead of for the calendar year 2016.