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Libraries, Archives, Museums and Publishing Online Statistics Tables

   
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Libraries - stock
Books
2008-09
Total no.
2003-04
Total no.
Public libraries
99,748,215
110,453,021
Academic libraries
116,303,026
110,769,140
Books per member and per head of population  
Public libraries    
  books per member
2.80
3.20
  books per head of population
1.63
1.85
Academic libraries    
  books per FTE student

67.3

69.9
Audio-visual materials    
Public libraries
8,421,812
9,026,511
  audio visual per member
0.24
0.26
  audio visual per head of population
0.14
0.15
Source: Public - CIPFAc; Academic - SCONUL
Table updated Aug 2010
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Libraries - acquisitions
Books
2008-09
Total no.
2003-04
Total no.
Public libraries
12,636,644
11,975,851
  per member
0.35
0.35
  per head of population
0.21
0.20
Academic libraries
2,733,885
2,891,659
  per FTE student
1.58
1.82
Serials    
Academic libraries ¹
1,534,357
1,166,943
  per FTE students + academic staff
0.82
0.68
¹ Data relate to number of current serial titles taken.
Audio-visual materials    
Public libraries
1,281,132
1,730,881
  per member
0.04
0.05
  per head of population
0.02
0.03
Source: Public - CIPFAc; Academic - SCONUL
Table updated Aug 2010
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