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Libraries, Archives, Museums and Publishing Online Statistics Tables

   
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Libraries - stock
Books
2003-04
Total no.
1998-99
Total no.
Public libraries
110,133,372
122,670,664
Academic libraries
110,771,000
97,827,000
National *
26,559,577
28,211,168
* Includes monographs and serial volumes.
Books per member and per head of population  
Public libraries    
  books per member
3.19
3.57
  books per head population
1.85
2.07
Audio-visual materials
Public libraries
9,032,553
8,160,146
  audio visual per member
0.26
0.24
  audio visual per head population
0.15
0.14
Source: Public - CIPFAc/LISU database; Academic - SCONUL; National - Reports of the National Libraries of Scotland and Wales and the British Library
Table updated Dec 05
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Libraries - acquisitions
Books
2003-04
Total no.
1998-99
Total no.
Public libraries
11,967,289
10,983,675
  per member
0.35
0.32
  per head population
0.20
0.19
Academic libraries
2,891,000
2,861,000
National *
357,580
386,084
* Figure relates to monographs and includes official publications.
Current serial titles    
Academic libraries
1,167,000
597,000
National
367,230
424,997
Audio-visual materials    
Public libraries
1,728,450
1,380,786
  per member
0.05
0.04
  per head population
0.03
0.02
Source: Public - CIPFAc/LISU database; Academic - SCONUL
Table updated Dec 05
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Schools library services - estimated resources
2003-04 1998-99
Total stock
25,380,000
23,359,000
per pupil served
4.2
3.3
Additions to stock
2,420,000
2,256,000
Issues to schools
16,033,000
16,005,000
per pupil served
2.6
2.3
Table updated Dec 05
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Local authority archives holdings in Great Britain (m³) 2003-4
Archival
69,433
Records Management
14,646
Other
8,480
TOTAL
92,558
Source: CIPFAa 2005
Table updated Dec 05
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National Archives holdings
Estimated 176 km of shelving
Source: TNA 2004
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UK Publishing of books 2004
  Volume (m) Value (£m)
Reference *
97.5
568
General non-fiction
184.1
755
Social Science and Humanities
16.6
191
Science, Medicine & Technology
12.1
214
School & Academic
103.0
338
Maps & Atlases
7.0
22
Fiction

170.0

542
Children's books **
194.8
304
Single sheets
361.1
191
Total printed sales
1,146.4

3,125

of which, exports

41%

Source: ONS, 2007
* includes dictionaries and encyclopaedias
** includes children's picture books etc
Table revised June 09
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