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Wednesday, 6th February, 2019 4:52pm

Cork City Council will take over three new libraries, in Ballincollig, Glanmire and Blarney, when the city boundary extends this summer. 

This means an additional 85,000 people will be using the city library services, 14,700 of whom are children from 38 schools.

It comes as new stats for 2018 have been revealed by Ann Doherty, Chief Executive of Cork City Council, in her latest report to councillors.

She said: “A review of the full 12 months indicates that numbers are more or less in line with 2017. Some indicators are down, some are up.”

The number of visits for 2018 is about the same as 2017 with 721,072 last year and 723,447 in 2017.

“Given the loss of service in early March 2018 when libraries were closed because of the snow storms, this is a heartening figure,” said Ms Doherty.

Items borrowed by the public are down, from 799,704 in 2017 to 736,663 last year.

Membership, Ms Doherty said, is holding up well but was down marginally at the end of the year although it is still well ahead of the national per capita membership.

However, downloading of e-books and e-audiobooks through the libraries' websites for the year 2018 were up 35 per cent on 2017 and 126 per cent on 2016.

Ms Doherty said: “At 30,900, this is the highest number ever recorded.”

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