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2000 Library & Information Statistics Tables

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PUBLIC LIBRARY STATISTICS

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Lending

Lending

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Staff, opening etc.

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1998-99

1993-94

No. of authorities

208

167

Professional librarians per 10,000 population

1.07

1.23

Total staff per 10,000 population

4.36

4.70

Service points open for 45 hours or more

704

749

Service points open 30-44 hours

1,546

1,644

Service points open 10-29 hours

1,717

1,682

Service points open <10 hours

260

424

Mobile service points

664

692

Population per service point

12,794

12,201

Total service point hours per week

141,884

148,320

Public Library Support Services to Schools

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1998-99

1993-94

Professional librarians

356

458

Expenditure per pupil (£ sterling)

5.16

5.19

Bookstock per pupil

3.6

3.7

Public libraries also serve the housebound, prisons and hospitals.

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Use

Total population 59,234,700

Registered borrowers 34,356,000

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Totals (000s)

Per member

Per head of population

Bookstock

121,752

3.54

2.06

Books acquired

984

0.03

0.02

Annual book issues

460,011

13.39

7.77

Audio-visual acquired

1,381

0.04

0.02

Audio-visual issues p.a.

37,864

1.10

0.64

Total items on loan

30,268

0.88

0.51

Enquiries handled p.a.

61,356

1.79

1.04

Visits p.a.

344,519

10.03

5.82

Net revenue expenditure (£1000 sterling)

744,001

21.66

12.56

Materials bought (£1000 sterling)

106,599

3.10

1.80

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1998-99

1993-94

Average cost per book acquired (£ sterling)

8.37

8.91

Average books allowed out

9.8

8.6

Average permitted loan (weeks)

3.3

3.4

Average duration of loan (days)

22

22

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Books borrowed

Books borrowed

Source: Registrar of Public Lending Right

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Category analysis

Category analysis

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Over one million

Libraries - annual loans over one million

Blue dotChelmsford
Blue dotColchester
Blue dotCroydon Central
Blue dotMilton Keynes Central
Blue dotSouthend

Authors - estimated loans over one million

Blue dot Janet & Allan Ahlberg
Blue dot Enid Blyton
Blue dot Agatha Christie
Blue dot Catherine Cookson
Blue dot Josephine Cox
Blue dot John Cunliffe
Blue dot Roald Dahl
Blue dot Lucy Daniels
Blue dot Dick Francis
Blue dot Jack Higgins
Blue dot Dick King-Smith
Blue dot Ann M Martin
Blue dot Ruth Rendell
Blue dot Danielle Steel
Blue dot R L Stine

Source: Registrar of Public Lending Right

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Public library services to children

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Total (000s)

Per capita

Bookstock

24,320

2.1

Book additions

3,688

0.32

Book issues

107,575

9.5

Books on loan

7,704

0.68

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% on loan

31.7

Replenishment rate

15.2

Stock turnover

4.4

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Average charge for requests (£)

0.38

Average age of transfer to adult services

16 years 0 months

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Average population per staff

16,300

Professional librarians

633

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Forward to academic library statistics 2000 L.I.S.T. online: Academic library statistics

Back to the 2000 L.I.S.T. index 2000 L.I.S.T. online: Index

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