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Libraries, Archives, Museums and Publishing Online Statistics Tables

   
Stock
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Libraries - stock
Books
2006-07
Total no.
2001-02
Total no.
Public libraries
103,166,250
116,073,634
Academic libraries
116,602,000
107,963,000
National *
* Includes monographs and serial volumes.
Books per member and per head of population  
Public libraries    
  books per member
2.94
3.40
  books per head of population
1.70
1.97
Academic libraries    
  books per FTE student

67.5

68.1
Audio-visual materials    
Public libraries
8,779,095
8,316,687
  audio visual per member
0.25
0.24
  audio visual per head of population
0.14
0.14
Source: Public - CIPFAc; Academic - SCONUL
Table updated Apr 09
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Libraries - acquisitions
Books
2006-07
Total no.
2001-02
Total no.
Public libraries
12,398,216
11,018,993
  per member
0.35
0.32
  per head of population
0.21
0.18
Academic libraries
2,920,000
3,066,000
  per FTE student
1.69
1.93
National *
* Figure relates to monographs and includes official publications.
Serials    
Academic libraries **
1,385,000
972,000
  per FTE students + academic staff
0.74
0.57
National
** Data relate to number of current serial titles taken.
Audio-visual materials    
Public libraries
1,504,082
1,480,350
  per member
0.04
0.04
  per head of population
0.02
0.03
Source: Public - CIPFAc; Academic - SCONUL
Table updated Apr 09
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Schools library services - estimated resources
2006-07 2001-02
Total stock    
per pupil served
   
Additions to stock    
Issues to schools    
per pupil served
   

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Local authority archives holdings in Great Britain (m³) 2006-7
Archival
76,312
Records Management
15,167
Other
2,476
TOTAL
93,955
Source: CIPFAa, 2008
Table updated Dec 09
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National Archives holdings
Estimated 176km of shelving
Source: TNA, 2006
Table updated Dec 09
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UK Publishing of books 2007
  Volume (m) Value (£m)
Reference *
129.2
665
General non-fiction
206.9
754
Social Science and Humanities
18.5
197
Science, Medicine & Technology
14.5
211
School & Academic
130
444
Maps & Atlases
n/a
13
Fiction
185.1
592
Children's books **
196.3
315
Single sheets
453.6
176
Total printed sales
1,334.1
3,366
of which, exports
45%
Source: ONS, 2007
* includes dictionaries and encyclopaedias
** includes children's picture books etc
Table updated Jun 2009
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