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2003 Library & Information Statistics Tables

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PUBLIC LIBRARY STATISTICS

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Public library lending 2001-02

Lending

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Staff, opening etc.

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2001-02

1996-97

No. of authorities

208

177

Professional librarians per 10,000 population

1.04

1.11

Total staff per 10,000 population

4.39

4.51

Service points open for 45 hours or more

770

733

Service points open 30-44 hours

1,509

1,611

Service points open 10-29 hours

1,671

1,676

Service points open <10 hours

195

452

Mobile service points

665

696

Population per service point

12,743

11,378

Total service point hours per week

143,402

145,300

Public Library Support Services to Schools

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2001-02

1996-97

Professional librarians

326

407

Expenditure per pupil (£ sterling)

5.73

5.39

Bookstock per pupil

3.3

3.8

Public libraries also serve the housebound, prisons and hospitals.

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Use 2001-02

Total population 58,794,900

Registered borrowers 34,101,042

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Totals (000s)

Per member

Per head of population

Bookstock

115,962

3.40

1.97

Books acquired

11,019

0.32

0.19

Annual book issues

376,691

11.05

6.41

Audio-visual acquired

1,485

0.04

0.03

Audio-visual issues p.a.

40,313

1.18

0.69

Total items on loan

26,034

0.76

0.44

Enquiries handled p.a.

58,548

1.72

1.00

Visits p.a.

318,226

9.33

5.41

Net revenue expenditure (£1000 sterling)

824,226

24.17

14.02

Materials bought (£1000 sterling)

105,879

3.10

1.80

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2001-02

1996-97

Average cost per book acquired (£ sterling)

8.07

9.42

Average books allowed out

11

9

Average permitted loan (weeks)

3

3

Average duration of loan (days)

23

22

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Demographics of adult public library visitors

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2000
(%)

2001
(%)

Male

40.2

41.1

Female

59.8

58.9

0-14*

1.2

1.8

15-19

3.9

4.8

20-24

4.2

5.4

25-34

11.3

12.6

35-44

17.6

17.3

45-54

16.2

15.4

55-64

16.0

15.6

65-74

19.4

17.4

75 and over

10.2

9.8

* Surveys of adult library users only

Source: CIPFA PLUS Archive

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Proportion of adult library users borrowing books

Books borrowed

Source: CIPFA PLUS Archive

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Books borrowed 2001-02

Books borrowed

Source: Registrar of Public Lending Right

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Category analysis 2001-02

Category analysis

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Over one million 2001-02

Libraries - annual loans over one million

Pink dotCentral Liverpool

Source: CIPFA

Authors - estimated loans over one million

Pink dot Janet & Allan Ahlberg
Pink dot Agatha Christie
Pink dot Catherine Cookson
Pink dot Patricia Cornwell
Pink dot Josephine Cox
Pink dot Lucy Daniels
Pink dot Dick Francis
Pink dot Jack Higgins
Pink dot Audrey Howard
Pink dot Mick Inkpen
Pink dot Danielle Steel
Pink dot R L Stine
Pink dot Jacqueline Wilson

Source: Public Lending Right

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Public library services to children 2001-02

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Total (000s)

Per capita

Bookstock

25,065

2.2

Book additions

3,544

0.31

Book issues

88,055

7.8

Books on loan

6,828

0.60

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% on loan

27.2

Replenishment rate

14.1

Stock turnover

3.5

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Average charge for requests (£)

0.35

Average age of transfer to adult services

16 years 3 months

Professional librarians

569

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