Harrow residents are the third highest book borrowers in London, according to new figures.

Results from the most recent Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy survey show that Harrow has the third highest level of book borrowing.

In the past year almost 6,000 books were borrowed per 1,000 people.

A new Public Library User Survey also showed that 85 per cent of people are happy with their library service and that 71 per cent of residents are pleased with the choice of books on offer.

Harrow Borough Council’s portfolio holder for community and cultural services, Councillor David Perry, said: “I’m delighted to see that our residents are using our libraries so much.

“We have always known that Harrow residents love their libraries and the services they provide, and these latest survey results show now that they are more valued than ever.

“Harrow Council wants to ensure that our libraries continue as thriving community resources, whilst also bringing them into the 21st century, and Harrow’s libraries are set to see some great improvements very soon.”