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More young people using UK libraries

New research has found the number of young people using UK libraries has increased over the past five years, reports the BBC.

The Carnegie UK Trust study of 10,000 people across the country found people aged 15-24 in England were the most likely age group to be using libraries, although the data doesn’t show what they were using the libraries for.

The results show around half of the UK and Ireland’s population use libraries, although overall library use in England has declined by 4% over five years. The highest levels of library use were in Scotland and Ireland, with the lowest in Northern Ireland.

The study involved 5000 interviews which took place in 2011, and a further 5000 interviews last year.


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