Libraries

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Dear Kirklees Borough Council,

I would like to make a Freedom of Information request for the following:

1. What were the total number of books borrowed by library users during:
a) 1st April 2018 to 31st March 2019
b) 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020
c) 1st April 2020 to 31st March 2021

2. What is the total value of current outstanding library fines?

3. What is the total value of library fines written off in the financial year 2020-21?

Yours faithfully,

Kasper Gorny

Freedom Info, Kirklees Borough Council

Dear Mr Gorny

I confirm receipt of your information request. We are dealing with this and will respond to you in due course.

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Environmental Information Regulations 2004 allow up to 20 working days for responding to information requests.

During the Coronavirus pandemic, our response to information rights requests may be longer. Please be assured that we will endeavour to reply to your request as soon as possible.

If you are not content with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask for an internal review. Requests for internal reviews should be addressed to the Monitoring Officer, 1st Floor, Civic Centre 3, Market Street, Huddersfield HD1 2EY. Alternatively, you can send an email to: [email address].

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

If you are not content with the outcome of any review you have the right under section 50 of the 2000 Act to apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision as to whether your request for information has been dealt with in accordance with the requirements of the Act. The Information Commissioner’s website is at www.ico.org.uk and gives more information about the role and duties of the Commissioner. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Regards

Information Governance Team
Governance Service
Telephone: 01484 221000 (voice activated switchboard – please ask for Freedom of Information)

For more information about how we deal with your personal data, please see the Kirklees Council privacy notice

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Freedom Info, Kirklees Borough Council

Re: 24146 – Libarary borrowing

Dear Mr Gorny,

I am writing in response to your request dated Tuesday 5th May 2021. This has been dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

You asked for the following information:

1. What were the total number of books borrowed by library users during:
a) 1st April 2018 to 31st March 2019
b) 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020
c) 1st April 2020 to 31st March 2021

2. What is the total value of current outstanding library fines?

3. What is the total value of library fines written off in the financial year 2020-21?

The Council’s response to your specific questions is set out below:

1. What were the total number of books borrowed by library users during:
a) 1st April 2018 to 31st March 2019 873,160 Physical Book Issues 48,143 E Book issues
b) 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020 1,017,724 Physical Book Issues 61,128 E Book Issues
c) 1st April 2020 to 31st March 2021 196,526 Physical Book Issues 158,120 E Book Issues Global Pandemic, libraries had to close in line with Government lockdowns and 2 libraries had been repurposed as testing centres to help with the pandemic.

2. What is the total value of current outstanding library fines? £0

3. What is the total value of library fines written off in the financial year 2020-21? £0 Kirklees Libraries have not charged library fines since December 2018

If you are not content with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask for an internal review. Requests for internal reviews should be submitted within 2 months of the date of receipt of the response to your original request and should be addressed to the Monitoring Officer, 1st Floor, Civic Centre 3, Market Street, Huddersfield HD1 2EY. Alternatively, you can send an email to: [email address].

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

If you are not content with the outcome of any review you have the right under section 50 of the 2000 Act to apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision as to whether your request for information has been dealt with in accordance with the requirements of the Act. The Information Commissioner’s website is at www.ico.org.uk and gives more information about the role and duties of the Commissioner. The ICO telephone helpline on 0303 123 1113 or 01625 545745 is available between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Yours sincerely,

Brad Sakaria-Flynn
Information Governance Team,
Kirklees Council,
Governance Service

Telephone: 01484 221000 (voice activated switchboard – please ask for Freedom of Information)

For more information about how we deal with your personal data, please see the Kirklees Council privacy notice

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