11 February 2016, Taipei, CNA) Libraries are continuing to draw users in Taipei, even in an age where information is instantly available at the press of a button.
Taiwan’s capital actually saw an increase in the number of books lent out in 2015, with Taipei residents on average checking out 5.1 books per year from libraries, according to data from the Taipei Public Library released 30 January
The total number of titles borrowed was 12.98 million, up from 12.79 million in 2014.
Women represented the majority, accounting for 7.19 million, or 55.39 percent, 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 percent female.
The story in full by Kuo Chung-han is on the focustaiwan website.