Library facility usage rates

Monitoring

Whilst this measures physical use of our library which has been falling, more people are taking to technology to access services.

The virtual library received over 4 million visits during 2016/17 and use of apps, downloadable services and online booking have all increased. 41% of all library renewals were made online while reading of e-newspapers and e-magazines has increased by 91% and streaming of e-music tracks has increased by 25%. There has been a 6% increase in loans of audiobooks made via the virtual library compared to last year. Over half of the tickets for Leighton Buzzard Theatre are now purchased online.