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2001 Library & Information Statistics Tables

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PUBLIC LIBRARY STATISTICS

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Lending 1999-00

Lending

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Staff, opening etc.

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1999-00

1994-95

No. of authorities

208

167

Professional librarians per 10,000 population

1.08

1.20

Total staff per 10,000 population

4.32

4.67

Service points open for 45 hours or more

727

749

Service points open 30-44 hours

1,527

1,643

Service points open 10-29 hours

1,710

1,689

Service points open <10 hours

240

394

Mobile service points

666

692

Population per service point

12,850

12,610

Total service point hours per week

141,891

148,670

Public Library Support Services to Schools

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1999-00

1994-95

Professional librarians

327

445

Expenditure per pupil (£ sterling)

5.36

5.33

Bookstock per pupil

3.8

3.7

Public libraries also serve the housebound, prisons and hospitals.

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Use 1999-00

Total population 59,497,200

Registered borrowers 34,508,000

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Totals (000s)

Per member

Per head of population

Bookstock

121,266

3.51

2.04

Books acquired

10,789

0.31

0.18

Annual book issues

430,112

12.46

7.23

Audio-visual acquired

1,453

0.04

0.02

Audio-visual issues p.a.

37,815

1.10

0.64

Total items on loan

28,200

0.82

0.47

Enquiries handled p.a.

59,584

1.73

1.00

Visits p.a.

330,634

9.58

5.56

Net revenue expenditure (£1000 sterling)

770,379

22.32

12.95

Materials bought (£1000 sterling)

102,457

2.97

1.72

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1999-00

1994-95

Average cost per book acquired (£ sterling)

8.11

9.10

Average books allowed out

10.4

9.2

Average permitted loan (weeks)

3.0

3.4

Average duration of loan (days)

22

22

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Books borrowed 1999-00

Books borrowed

Source: Registrar of Public Lending Right

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Category analysis 1999-00

Category analysis

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Over one million 1999-00

Libraries - annual loans over one million

Brown dotChelmsford
Brown dotColchester
Brown dotCroydon Central
Brown dotMilton Keynes Central
Brown dotSouthend

Authors - estimated loans over one million

Brown dot Janet & Allan Ahlberg
Brown dot Enid Blyton
Brown dot Agatha Christie
Brown dot Catherine Cookson
Brown dot Josephine Cox
Brown dot Roald Dahl
Brown dot Lucy Daniels
Brown dot Jack Higgins
Brown dot Ruth Rendell
Brown dot Danielle Steel
Brown dot R L Stine

Source: Registrar of Public Lending Right

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Public library services to children 1999-00

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Total (000s)

Per capita

Bookstock

24,399

2.1

Book additions

3,249

0.28

Book issues

107,646

8.9

Books on loan

7,147

0.63

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% on loan

29.3

Replenishment rate

13.3

Stock turnover

4.2

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Average charge for requests (£)

0.40

Average age of transfer to adult services

15 years 9 months

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Average population per staff

16,800

Professional librarians

617

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