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2002 Library & Information Statistics 
Tables

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ACADEMIC LIBRARY STATISTICS

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Expenditure 2000-01

University libraries materials expenditure

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Staff and users 2000-01

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Universities

HE colleges

Old

New

No. of institutions

67

42

57

Students FTE

749,698

599,312

194,409

Academic & academic related staff (FTE)

79,349

33,889

9,964

Other employees

120,400

37,700

12,800

Registered external users

257,900

30,900

11,400

Total FTE users

1,052,607

682,261

221,733

Professional staff FTE

1,917

1,259

445

Total library staff FTE

5,437

3,282

1,100

FTE students per FTE professional library staff

391

476

436

Academic (& acad related) staff

194

208

202

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Information provision 2000-01

(£ sterling)

Universities

HE colleges

Old

New

Bookspend per FTE student (inc. A/V)

37.62*

26.44

24.94

Bookspend per user

26.79

23.23

21.87

Average cost of books (incl A/V)

19.74

17.21

13.32

Periodicals spend per FTE student

72.42*

30.28

22.38

Periodicals spend per user

51.58

26.60

19.63

Average cost of periodicals

127.42

79.68

77.55

Spend on electronic resources per FTE student

11.47

10.73

9.17

Spend on electronic resources per user

8.17

9.43

8.04

Users = students and academic staff (bodies) and external users
* Copyright deposit items free

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Use 2000-01

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Universities

HE colleges

Old

New

Current periodicals per FTE academic staff

7.0

6.9

5.6

Total book issues per annum

38,618

30,504

10,165

Book issues per FTE student

52

51

52

Book issues per user

37

45

46

FTE students per seat

7.6

9.7

10.7

FTE students per workstation

48.2

38.5

42.8

Total visits per annum (000s)

60,672

43,247

15,374

Average visits per FTE student

81

71

79

Inter-library borrowing per FTE academic staff

8.6

10.9

9.7

Users = students and academic staff (bodies) and external users

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