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Libraries, Archives, Museums and Publishing Online Statistics Tables

   
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Libraries - stock
Books
2005-06
Total no.
2000-01
Total no.
Public libraries
104,863,207
118,728,549
Academic libraries
115,353,000
104,216,000
National *
* Includes monographs and serial volumes.
Books per member and per head of population  
Public libraries    
  books per member
3.03
3.40
  books per head of population
1.75
1.97
Audio-visual materials
Public libraries
8,828,543
8,252,625
  audio visual per member
0.25
0.24
  audio visual per head of population
0.15
0.14
Source: Public - CIPFAc/LISU database; Academic - SCONUL
Table updated Aug 07
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Libraries - acquisitions
Books
2005-06
Total no.
2000-01
Total no.
Public libraries
12,304,956
11,042,000
  per member
0.36
0.32
  per head of population
0.21
0.18
Academic libraries
2,979,000
2,885,000
National *
318,379
* Figure relates to monographs and includes official publications.
Serials    
Academic libraries **
1,252,000
826,000
National
** Data relate to number of current serial titles taken.
Audio-visual materials    
Public libraries
1,628,123
1,384,000
  per member
0.05
0.04
  per head of population
0.03
0.02
Source: Public - CIPFAc; Academic - SCONUL
Table updated Aug 07
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Schools library services - estimated resources
2005-06 2000-01
Total stock
19,508,000
24,035,000
per pupil served
3.5
3.6
Additions to stock
1,601,000
2,336,000
Issues to schools
13,412,000
15,373,000
per pupil served
2.4
2.3
Table updated Aug 07
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Local authority archives holdings in Great Britain (m³) 2005-6
Archival
77,601
Records Management
13,314
Other
2,714
TOTAL
93,629
Source: CIPFAa 2007
Table updated Oct 07
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National Archives holdings
Estimated 176 km of shelving
Source: TNA, 2006
Table updated Aug 07
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UK Publishing of books 2006
  Volume (m) Value (£m)
Reference *
158.7
549
General non-fiction
157.0
617
Social Science and Humanities
17.1
193
Science, Medicine & Technology
16.2
210
School & Academic
135.5
403
Maps & Atlases
7.3
21
Fiction
191.2
567
Children's books **
185.5
341
Single sheets
343.1
167
Total printed sales
1,211.7
3,067
of which, exports
44%
Source: ONS, 2007
* includes dictionaries and encyclopaedias
** includes children's picture books etc
Table revised June 2009
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