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2004 Library & Information Statistics 
Tables

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NATIONAL LIBRARY STATISTICS

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The British Library

London reference material

Holdings 31.3.03

Acquisitions 2002-03*

Monographs

9,975,512

193,430

Newspaper issues

55,289

175,738

Stamps

8,209,559

18,051

Maps

4,290,080

24,609

Music scores

1,587,067

3,182

Sound discs

1,244,372

34,747

Patents

51,633,821

2,051,470

*Includes official publications

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National Library of Scotland

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Acquisitions 2002-03

Monographs

79,901

Periodicals (in parts)

95,789

Newspapers (issues)

52,355

Official publications

35,635

Music

2,067

Maps

6,104

Photographic reproductions

283

Ephemera

30

Microforms

37,891

New media

3,999

Total

314,054

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Use

Reader visits

66,402

Items issued

288,347

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National Library of Wales

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Holdings 2003

Manuscripts and records

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Deeds and documents

4,810,000

Bound volumes

84,000

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Pictures and maps

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Maps, plans, charts, etc.

1,427,000

Bound atlases, maps

22,000

Paintings, prints etc.

61,500

Bound volumes

3,000

Video and TV (hours)

222,000

Sound recordings (hours)

175,000

Photographic images

765,000

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Printed books

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Bound monographs

3,680,000

Bound periodicals*

1,500,000

Pamphlets, music, etc.

625,000

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Other

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Reels of microfilm

39,000

* Very few periodicals are bound - most are boxed

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