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Libraries - web visits and workstations
 
2007-08
Total
2002-2003
Total
Number of web visits
Public libraries (million)
76.1
n/a
Number of workstations
Public libraries
41,448
38,219
Academic libraries
52,750
40,850
Percentage of seats with workstations  
Academic libraries
28%

23%

Source: Public - CIPFAc; Academic - SCONUL
Table updated Apr09
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Libraries - enquiries satisfied
 
2007-08
Total
2002-2003
Total
Public libraries
49,050,461
57,326,016
University libraries *
12,303,000
11,678,000
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 2007-08
Total
2002-2003
Total
Public libraries
307,571,240
360,722,032
Children's issues
90,680,250
89,206,633
Adult fiction issues
144,397,544
180,134,418
Adult non-fiction issues
72,493,446
90,706,809
Academic libraries
104,641,328
88,497,442
Book issues per capita in public libraries
5.0
6.1
Book issues per FTE student in academic libraries
59.8
53.3
Audio-visual materials
Public libraries
30,003,820
41,914,752
Source: Public - CIPFAc; Academic - SCONUL
Table updated Apr 09
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Public libraries - issues
graph
Source: CIPFAc
Graph updated Apr 09
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Top 10 busiest libraries ( issues)
Library
Authority
Total no. of
issues
2007-08
Norfolk & Norwich Millenium
Norfolk
1,139,090
Chelmsford
Essex
742,048
Milton Keynes Central
Milton Keynes
711,672
Central Library, Oxford
Oxfordshire
671,418
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
634,024
Colchester
Essex
610,886
Southend
Southend
609,667
Jubilee
Brighton & Hove
600,723
Central Library
Birmingham
578,657
Horsham
West Sussex
533,432
Source: CIPFAc
Table updated Apr 09
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Archives - use
Documents produced 2007-08
Local authority archives in Great Britain
Document productions
1,309,073
Microform usage
n/a
The National Archives ¹  
Document productions (originals)
567,248
Microform usage
n/a
Enquiries received
Letters
Email
Local authority archives in Great Britain
92,270
229,143
The National Archives ²
5,690
17,156
Source: CIPFAa 2009; 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 2007-08 (GB) 2002-03 (E&W)
Exhibitions
1,372
970
In-house learning events
4,836
n/k
Learning events held outside
2,653
n/k

Source: CIPFAa 2009, 2004

Table updated Dec 09
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DCMS museums
 
2007-08
(million)
Learners in on & offsite educational courses
n/k
Children in on & offsite educational sessions
3.5
Visits to websites
128.7 *
Source: DCMS
  * This is the number of unique website visits
Table updated Feb 09
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