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Libraries - workstations
 
2005-06
Total
2000-2001
Total
Number of workstations
Public libraries
39,855
17,001
Academic libraries
47,122
35,641
Percentage of seats with workstations
Academic libraries
25%
20%
Source: Public - CIPFAc; Academic - SCONUL
Table updated Oct 07
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Libraries - enquiries satisfied
 
2005-06
Total
2000-2001
Total
Public libraries
55,516,919
58,275,699
University libraries *
11,657,000
12,495,000
Source: Public - CIFPAc; Academic - SCONUL
* Data not sufficiently complete/reliable from HE colleges to include.
Table updated Aug 07
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Libraries - issues
Books 2005-06
Total
2000-2001
Total
Public libraries
323,059,714
405,623,386
Children's issues
89,928,582
94,629,288
Adult fiction issues
154,498,065
208,518,784
Adult non-fiction issues
78,633,067
101,910,122
Academic libraries
97,351,000
79,574,000
National *
8,322
Book issues per capita in public libraries
5.4
6.8
Book issues per FTE student in academic libraries
56.9
51.6
Audio-visual materials
Public libraries

36,032,816

39,088,973
Source: Public - CIPFAc; Academic - SCONUL
* Number of items supplied/consulted remotely and onsite.
Table updated Oct 07
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Public libraries - issues
graph of issues in public libraries
Source: CIPFAc
Graph updated Aug 07
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Top 10 busiest libraries ( issues)
Library Authority
Total no. of
issues
2005-06
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium
Norfolk
1,109,546
Milton Keynes Central
Milton Keynes
800,823
Chelmsford
Essex
795,885
Southend
Southend-on-Sea
714,269
Oxford Central
Oxfordshire
702,528
Jubilee Library
Brighton & Hove
696,038
Colchester
Essex
684,976
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
677,773
Birmingham Central
Birmingham
668,870
Nottingham Central
Nottingham
615,827
Source: CIPFAc
Table updated Sep 07
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Schools library services - provision
2005-06
2000-01
No of authorities providing service
178
193
Estimated % of LEA schools using service
Primary
82%
90%
Secondary
74%
74%
Special
74%
86%
Estimated total pupils served
5,899,000
6,725,000
Table updated July 07
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Archives - use
Documents produced 2005-06
Local authority archives in Great Britain
Document productions
1,656,492
Microform usage
n/a
The National Archives (1)
Document productions (originals)
602,218
Microform usage
389,312
Enquiries received
Letters
Email
Local authority archives in Great Britain
95,404
184,861
The National Archives (2)
7,644
28,944
Source: CIPFAa 2007; TNA
  (1) Excludes the Family Records Centre
  (2) Includes the Family Records Centre
Table updated Apr 09
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Local Authority archives - activities
Local Authority archives 2005-06 (GB) 2000-01 (E&W)
Exhibitions
1,141
995*
In-house learning events
3,391
n/k
Learning events held outside
2,157
n/k

Source: CIPFAa 2007, 2002

Table updated Oct 07 (*revised Dec 09)
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DCMS museums
 
2005-06
(million)
Learners in on & offsite educational courses
10.0
Children in on & offsite educational sessions
2.7
Visits to websites
81.9 *
Source: DCMS
  * This is the number of unique website visits
Table updated Feb 09
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