From The Globe and Mail:
As city councillors spend the next week mulling reductions to branch hours, libraries across the city have just tallied up their busiest year ever
New user stats released to the Globe and Mail show that the Toronto Public Library system circulated 33 million books, e-books, DVDs and other items in 2011, up one million from 2010.
The number of people borrowing those items also surged by one million, from 18 million in 2010 to 2011 last year.
Those are record figures for the third year in a row, according to TPL spokeswoman Anne Marie Aikins.
Computer use shot up by 6.5 per cent and information requests increased by 3.5 per cent.
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