We are in the top 10 of unitary authorities for the loan of library material in electronic format, which includes ebooks, emagazines and eaudio.
National figures show that libraries across the district are embracing digital technology to enable more people to access the services on offer.
The introduction of an Open Access system in 2017 means we have more libraries open for over 60 hours per week than almost every other authority in the UK, finishing third out 205 authorities across the country for 2018-19.
It also means our libraries can be open more days per year including bank holidays, which provides people with flexibility and options on how and when they access the services.
South Gloucestershire Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities, Cllr Rachael Hunt, said: “Transforming our libraries and diversifying the way we deliver our services has meant we can provide more people with more choice and provide flexibility around how and when they access the services on offer. Books on shelves will always be an important part of the library service but people have much more choice now.
During February South Gloucestershire libraries will be carrying out a survey of users to gather their feedback.
Cllr Hunt added: “We are not resting on our laurels; we want library users to tell us what is working well and where we can make improvements. We are always keen to listen to the views of our users and I encourage people to have their say by completing the survey which runs this February.”
The survey will be available in libraries and to complete online at www.southglos.gov.uk/librarysurvey from 1 February until 22 February.
To discover the digital services available please visit www.southglos.gov.uk/eresources or for more information pop into any South Gloucestershire library.