Wembley Library the third busiest library in Britain

16 December 2016


Wembley LibraryWembley Library has been identified as Britain's third busiest library for 2016 in CIPFAs (Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy) 2015 public library survey.


Wembley is the busiest library in London and only behind the Library of Birmingham and Manchester Central Library nationwide.


Wembley Library recorded 1.38 million visits in 2016 which is an increase on last year when it was visited 1.17 million times.


All six Brent Libraries have been slightly busier than this time last year with a 0.6 per cent increase in visitor numbers, this bucks the national trend that has seen a fall in library visits of 5.5 per cent across Britain.


Cllr Tom Miller, Brent Council's Cabinet Members for Stronger Communities said: "It's great news that Brent Libraries are so well used by the community in Brent. Our libraries have a lot to offer with free wifi and use of PCs, activities and storytimes for children, clubs, IT and English classes, online resources and, of course, lots of books available to borrow. Libraries are important centres for learning, entertainment and community activity. I'm proud that Brent's libraries are leading the way in supplying these important services to the communities they serve."