Manchester’s libraries gained almost 700,000 visitors last year – mainly down to the Central Library’s successful reopening.

A total of 2.8m people visited the city’s network of libraries in 2015.

This was 691,200 more than the 2.13m who came through the doors in 2014, figures released to the M.E.N. under Freedom of Information show.

Reported by the Manchester Evening News. You can read the full story here. 

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