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Libraries - web visits and workstations
 
2006-07
Total
2001-2002
Total
Number of web visits
Public libraries (million)
64.0
n/a
Number of workstations
Public libraries
40,539
23,504
Academic libraries
49,494
38,224
Percentage of seats with workstations  
Academic libraries
26%
21%
Source: Public - CIPFAc; Academic - SCONUL
Table updated Apr 09
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Libraries - enquiries satisfied
 
2006-07
Total
2001-2002
Total
Public libraries
51,238,351
58,506,105
University libraries *
12,545,271
12,917,826
Source: Public - CIFPAc; Academic - SCONUL
* Data not sufficiently complete/reliable from HE colleges to include.
Table updated Apr 09
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Libraries - issues
Books 2006-07
Total
2001-2002
Total
Public libraries
314,703,924
376,251,703
Children's issues
90,502,113
90,910,446
Adult fiction issues
149,013,502
191,949,424
Adult non-fiction issues
75,188,309
93,391,833
Academic libraries
97,476,998
83,771,815
National *
Book issues per capita in public libraries
5.2
6.3
Book issues per FTE student in academic libraries
56.4
52.8
Audio-visual materials
Public libraries
32,284,743
39,843,487
Source: Public - CIPFAc; Academic - SCONUL
* Number of items supplied/consulted remotely and onsite.
Table updated Apr 09
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Public libraries - issues
graph
Source: CIPFAc
Graph updated Feb 08
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Top 10 busiest libraries ( issues)
Library
Authority
Total no. of
issues
2006-07
Norfolk & Norwich Millenium
Norfolk
1,158,080
Milton Keynes Central
Milton Keynes
771,588
Chelmsford
Essex
713,308
Jubilee
Brighton & Hove
694,402
Oxford Central
Oxfordshire
686,739
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
667,869
Southend
Southend
665,612
Colchester
Essex
638,045
Central Library
Birmingham
618,071
Horsham
West Sussex
564,561
Source: CIPFAc
Table updated Feb 08
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Schools library services - provision
2006-07
2001-02
No of authorities providing service    
Estimated % of LEA schools using service    
Primary    
Secondary    
Special    
Estimated total pupils served    

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Archives - use
Documents produced 2006-07
Local authority archives in Great Britain
Document productions
1,507,553
Microform usage
n/a
The National Archives ¹  
Document productions (originals)
601,265
Microform usage
372,603
Enquiries received
Letters
Email
Local authority archives in Great Britain
77,881
206,095
The National Archives ²
6,672
40,785
Source: CIPFAa 2008; TNA
¹ Excludes the Family Records Centre
² Includes the Family Records Centre
Table updated Dec 09
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Local Authority archives - activities
Local Authority archives 2006-07 (GB) 2001-02 (E&W)
Exhibitions
1,261
794
In-house learning events
3,902
n/k
Learning events held outside
2,510
n/k
Source: CIPFAa 2008, 2003

Table updated Dec 09
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DCMS museums
 
2006-07
(million)
Learners in on & offsite educational courses
9.4
Children in on & offsite educational sessions
2.9
Visits to websites
109.4 *
Source: DCMS
  * This is the number of unique website visits
Table updated Feb 09
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