From Tulsa World:
The increase of e-book holdings and new policies aimed at “reducing barriers” at the Tulsa City-County Library are among the reasons people are making fewer physical visits to their branches, library CEO Gary Shaffer said.
Year-to-date traffic numbers presented to the library commission last month show that excluding the closed Central Library and the newly opened Librarium the system’s 23 permanent sites have seen traffic decrease by about 4 percent so far this fiscal year.
The numbers, reflecting data through December, show that there were nearly 60,000 fewer visits to the 23 branches than during the same six-month period last year.
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