The services provided by public libraries are capable of giving positive outcomes for a wide variety of enquiries and purposes, including promoting community cohesion, education and well-being. Therefore this measure will focus on engagement by the adult population (aged 16 plus) who say they have used their public library service during the last 12 months.
Source: Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS)
Publisher: DCLG Floor Targets Interactive
Geographies: County/Unitary Authority, Government Office Region (GOR), National
Geographic coverage: England
Time coverage: 2009
Notes: Use will include: Visited a public library (static or mobile); And/Or used its on-line resources or services to find out information; And/Or accessed and received the library service by email, telephone or letter; And/Or been a recipient of an outreach service such as home delivery or library events outside a library building.
Guidelines: Good performance is typified by an increase in the year on year percentage.