Hackney has fewer libraries than the inner London average of 11 per borough, but this is offset by the proximity to residents’ homes – almost all residents live less than one mile from their nearest branch. As previously stated, in 2014/15, there were 1.7m visits to Hackney’s libraries, which is equivalent to 6.5 visits per resident. Across the whole of England, there were 265.28m visits to libraries, or 4.2 visits per resident.