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2001 Library & Information Statistics Tables

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SCHOOL LIBRARY STATISTICS

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General

In 1999-00 there were an estimated 1,973 professional librarians in schools (1,079 of which were Chartered) - an average of one for every 4,500 pupils. In London and Scotland the ratio is much better - one per 3,700 and one per 2,400 pupils respectively. Overall, 6.0% more librarians in schools were reported this year. In 1999, a survey conducted for the Library Association estimated that there were 6,400 secondary school libraries in the UK. Schools Library Services provided by local authorities spent £39.8 million in 1999-00 - equivalent to £5.36 per pupil. They stock an estimated 24.8 million items, of which 15.9 million (or 64%) were on loan. Additions to stock totalled 2.4 million in 1999-00, giving a replenishment rate of 9.9.

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Resources 1998-99

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Mean

Median

Stock per pupil

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3.8

3.1

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7.6

5.8

Additions

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1

0.9

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8.6

<3

Issues per pupil

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7.5

4.8

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0.3

1

Study places per 100 pupils

11.0

5.7

Expenditure per pupil (£)

7.18

5.69

Source: LA Survey of UK secondary school libraries

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Staffing 1998-99

Staffing

Source: LA Survey of UK secondary school libraries

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