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Libraries, Archives, Museums and Publishing Online Statistics Tables

   
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Libraries - stock
Books
2007-08
Total no.
2002-03
Total no.
Public libraries
101,323,446
114,199,142
Academic libraries
117,541,083
108,471,327
Books per member and per head of population  
Public libraries    
  books per member
2.87
3.32
  books per head of population
1.66
1.93
Academic libraries    
  books per FTE student

67.2

65.4
Audio-visual materials    
Public libraries
8,755,498
8,333,718
  audio visual per member
0.25
0.26
  audio visual per head of population
0.14
0.15
Source: Public - CIPFAc; Academic - SCONUL
Table updated Dec 09
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Libraries - acquisitions
Books
2007-08
Total no.
2002-03
Total no.
Public libraries
12,629,530
11,958,986
  per member
0.36
0.35
  per head of population
0.21
0.20
Academic libraries
2,932,130
2,860,792
  per FTE student
1.68
1.72
Serials    
Academic libraries ¹
1,475,572
1,119,139
  per FTE students + academic staff
0.84
0.67
¹ Data relate to number of current serial titles taken.
Audio-visual materials    
Public libraries
1,336,052
1,628,085
  per member
0.04
0.05
  per head of population
0.02
0.03
Source: Public - CIPFAc; Academic - SCONUL
Table updated Dec 09
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Local authority archives holdings in Great Britain (m³) 2007-8
Archival 75,538
Records Management 16,812
Other 3,092
TOTAL 95,442
Source: CIPFAa 2009
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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