Feb 4 2013 by Caitlin Black, Harrow Observer
LIBRARY users in the borough have broken records after being named the third highest book borrowers in London.
People in Harrow are using the service more than ever – with nearly 6,000 books borrowed per 1,000 people – placing it in third place out of the 32 other London boroughs.
The Public Library User Survey (PLUS), carried out by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA), also showed that 85 per cent of users were happy with the library service and 71 per cent were pleased with the choice of books on offer.
Harrow Council’s portfolio holder for community and cultural services, Councillor David Perry, said: “We have always known that Harrow residents love their libraries, and these latest survey results show now that they are more valued than ever.”
This year, library users will be able to use their card in other boroughs, opening access to six million items from libraries across London, including those in Brent and Ealing.