Aug 4 2011 By David Baker
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FIGURES showing usage of new self-service machines in libraries across Harrow indicate residents have given the system a thumbs up.
With eight out of 11 Harrow libraries using the new machines early figures show that more than 90 percent of library users are opting to use the new machines.
In the last week alone more than 23,000 books, DVDs and CDs were taken out through the self-service machines.
All of Harrow's libraries will be fitted with the equipment by September and are part of the borough's battle to keep its much loved libraries open.
Speaking about the machines 18-year-old Rebecca Kassam, of Harrow Weald, said: "I use my local branch all the time. During exam time I am here almost every day. The new machines are so easy to use; really simple and very quick."
The remaining branches to be updated are in Rayners Lane, Kenton and Hatch End while the first to go live, Pinner Library, has been up and running since April.
As each library re-opens after the installation process additional floor walkers will be available to guide residents through the process.