This summer is proving to be an extremely busy one in our reading rooms. Last month (July) saw a record number of original documents requested. Overall 68,085 original documents were delivered to the various reading rooms, comfortably eclipsing our previous record of 66,141 requests in July 2010. The high level of demand was sustained throughout the month and on several days we came tantalisingly close to beating our single day record of 3,500 productions. On the busiest day we were producing a document on average every 8.3 seconds.