Whilst this measures physical use of our library which has been falling, more people are taking to technology to access services.
Over the last four years the physical use of the our libraries has been declining as more people are taking to technology to access services. Whilst there was still a decrease in 2017/18, it was the smallest in recent years at only 1.27%. During 2017/18 footfall across Central Bedfordshire libraries was 822,408, a decrease of 10,663 on the previous year. A large scale flood in Leighton Buzzard Library meant that it was only partially open between 27 December 2017 and 11 June 2018. This will also impact the 2018/19 result.