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2004 Library & Information Statistics Tables

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PUBLIC LIBRARY STATISTICS

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Public library lending 2002-03

Lending

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Staff, opening etc.

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1997-98

2002-03

No. of authorities

190

208

Professional librarians per 10,000 population

1.08

1.04

Total staff per 10,000 population

4.40

4.45

Service points open for 45 hours or more

713

899

Service points open 30-44 hours

1,575

1,471

Service points open 10-29 hours

1,696

1,597

Service points open <10 hours

271

169

Mobile service points

673

656

Population per service point

12,671

12,808

Total service point hours per week

142,854

144,841

Public Library Support Services to Schools

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1997-98

2002-03

Professional librarians

362

314

Expenditure per pupil (£)

5.10

5.41

Bookstock per pupil

3.3

3.8

Public libraries also serve the housebound, prisons and hospitals.

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Use 2002-03

Total population 59,225,700

Registered borrowers 34,350,906

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Totals (000s)

Per member

Per head of population

Bookstock

114,126

3.32

1.93

Books acquired

11,956

0.35

0.20

Annual book issues

360,706

10.50

6.09

Audio-visual acquired

1,629

0.05

0.03

Audio-visual issues p.a.

41,252

1.20

0.70

Total items on loan

24,977

0.73

0.42

Enquiries handled p.a.

57,859

1.68

0.98

Visits p.a.

323,048

9.40

5.45

Net revenue expenditure (£)

878,373

25.57

14.83

Book and audio visual expenditure (£)

111,878

3.26

1.89

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1997-98

2002-03

Average cost per book acquired (£)

8.65

7.79

Average books allowed out

9

12

Average permitted loan (weeks)

3.3

3.0

Average duration of loan (days)

22

23

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Demographics of adult public library visitors

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2001
(%)

2002*
(%)

Male

41.1

38.9

Female

58.9

61.1

0-14*

1.8

1.4

15-19

4.8

3.2

20-24

5.4

5.0

25-34

12.6

12.3

35-44

17.3

17.4

45-54

15.4

14.5

55-64

15.6

16.5

65-74

17.4

18.3

75 and over

9.8

11.4

* 2002 figures are unaudited
** Surveys of adult library users only

Source: CIPFA PLUS Archive

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Proportion of adult library users borrowing books

Books borrowed

* 2002 figures are unaudited and cover all items borrowed

Source: CIPFA PLUS Archive

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Most borrowed fiction titles

Adult

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Author

Title

Year

Publisher

1

John Grisham

The Summons

2002

Century

2

Josephine Cox

Jinne

2002

Headline

3

Josephine Cox

The Woman Who Left

2001

Headline

4

Josephine Cox

Looking Back

2000

Headline

5

Josephine Cox

Let it Shine

2001

Headline

Children's

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Author

Title

Year

Publisher

1

J K Rowling

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

1999

Bloomsbury

2

J K Rowling

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

2000

Bloomsbury

3

Jacqueline Wilson (illus Nick Sharratt)

The Story of Tracy Beaker

1992

Yearling

4

Jacqueline Wilson (illus Nick Sharratt)

Lizzie Zipmouth

2000

Young Corgi

5

Jacqueline Wilson (illus Nick Sharratt)

Sleepovers

2001

Doubleday

Source: Registrar of Public Lending Right

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Category analysis 2002-03

Category analysis

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Over one million

Libraries - annual loans

2002-03

1997-98

Central Liverpool

Aylesbury

Milton Keynes

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Chelmsford

Nottingham Central

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Colchester

Southend

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Croydon Central

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Source: CIPFA

Authors - estimated loans

2002-03

1997-98

Janet & Allan Ahlberg

Janet & Allan Ahlberg

Dick Francis

Agatha Christie

Enid Blyton

Jack Higgins

Catherine Cookson

Agatha Christie

Dick King-Smith

Josephine Cox

Catherine Cookson

Ann M Martin

Mick Inkpen

Josephine Cox

Ruth Rendell

Danielle Steel

John Cunliffe

Danielle Steel

R L Stine

Roald Dahl

R L Stine

Jacqueline Wilson

Source: Public Lending Right

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Public library services to children 2002-03

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Total (000s)

Per capita

Bookstock

24,587

2.2

Book additions

3,458

0.31

Book issues

87,045

7.8

Books on loan

7,077

0.60

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% on loan

28.8

Replenishment rate

14.1

Stock turnover

3.5

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Average charge for requests (£)

0.38

Average age of transfer to adult services

16 years 3 months

Professional librarians

578

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