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Libraries - Internet
Public libraries
2003 Total
Number of terminals providing free public access to the Internet
17,503
Number of Internet hours available per annum
30,621,403
Total number of hours use made of PN terminals
13,575,856
Source: Netbase
PN - People's Network
Table updated Dec 05
Libraries - web visits and workstations
 
2003-04
Total
1998-99
Total
Number of web visits    
Public libraries
57,026,376
n/a
Number of workstations
Public libraries
31,131
10,455
Academic libraries
42,881
31,938
Percentage of seats with workstations
Academic libraries
25%
19%
National
27%
24%
Source: Public - CIPFAc/LISU database; Academic - SCONUL
Table updated Dec 05
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Libraries - enquiries satisfied
 
2003-04
Total
1998-99
Total
Public libraries
58,397,598
61,356,370
University libraries *
10,910,000
13,316,000
Source: Public - CIFPAc/LISU database, Academic - SCONUL
Table updated Dec 05
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Libraries - issues
Books 2003-04
Total
1998-99
Total
Public libraries (1)
340,916,190
460,010,689
Children's issues (2)
86,828,797
108,939,579
Adult fiction issues (2)
168,517,611
234,745,344
Adult non-fiction issues (2)
85,579,945
113,987,237
Total per head population (3)
5.7
7.8
National * (1)
5,671,491
4,434,848
Academic libraries (1)
92,809,000
77,718,000
per FTE student (4)
54
51
Audio-visual materials
Public libraries (3)
40,367,823
37,863,519
Source: Public - CIPFAc/LISU database; Academic - SCONUL
* Number of items supplied/consulted remotely and onsite.
Table updated Dec 05
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Public libraries - issues
graph of issues in public libraries
Source: CIPFAc/LISU database
Graph updated Dec 05
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Top 10 busiest libraries (issues)
Library Authority Total no. of
issues
2003-04
Liverpool Central Liverpool
1,152,167
Milton Keynes Central Milton Keynes
877,380
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Norfolk
875,334
Chelmsford Essex
875,192
Southend Southend-on-Sea
785,704
Croydon Central Croydon
783,930
Colchester Essex
765,035
Nottingham Central Nottingham
717,404
Birmingham Central Birmingham
703,417
Oxford Central Oxfordshire
702,826
Source: CIPFAc
Table updated Dec 05
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Schools library services - provision
2003-04
1998-99
No of authorities providing service
183
194
Estimated % of LEA schools using service
Primary
89%
89%
Secondary
72%
86%
Special
83%
89%
Estimated total pupils served
6,245,000
7,146,000
Table updated Dec 05
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Archives - use
Documents produced 2003-04
Local authority archives in Great Britain (1)
Document productions
1,530,766
Microform usage (2)
2,436,291
The National Archives (3)
Document productions (originals)
543,956
Microform usage
457,482
Enquiries received
Written (4)
Telephone
Local authority archives in Great Britain
233,217   
393,223
The National Archives (5)
46,508   
74,277
Source: CIPFAa 2005; TNA
  (1) Grossed data
  (2) The majority of services do not submit returns for microform productions,
    because they do not quantify the use of film/ fiches, or because
    they operate on a self-service basis.
  (3) Excludes the Family Records Centre
  (4) Includes those received by post and e-mail
  (5) Includes the Family Records Centre
Table updated Dec 05
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Local Authority archives - activities
Local Authority archives * 2003-04 (GB) 1998-99 (E&W)
Exhibitions
190
157
Displays
733
492
Talks/lectures
2,892
2,612
Attendance at talks/lectures
77,299
65,897
Source: CIPFAa 2005, 2000
* Figures for 2003-04 have been grossed up to account for missing returns.
Table updated Dec 05
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DCMS museums
 
2003-04
(million)
Learners in on & offsite educational courses
10.4
Children in on & offsite educational sessions
2.3
Visits to websites
40.1 *
Source: DCMS
* This is the number of unique website visits
Table updated Feb 09
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