Taipei libraries continue to draw in patrons who want to borrow books, magazines and newspapers. In 2015 there were 12.98 million titles loaned out, up from 12.79 million in 2014.
Women represented the majority, accounting for 7.19 million titles, or 55.39%, of the books borrowed in 2015. Female readers seemed more active than their male counterparts, but this is not surprising if the gender ratio of library cardholders is similar to the population of Taipei, which is 52.11% female.
What is very surprising about the new report was the sheer amount of times each book was loaned out. The top 20 literature titles were checked out between 1,133 and 2,114 times each last year, while the top 20 non-literature titles were checked out between 826 and 1,333 times.
via Focus Taiwan
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