In 1995-96 there were an estimated 1,638 professional librarians jin schools - an average of one for every 5,400 pupils. Overall 12% more librarians in schools were reported this year. In 1997, a survey conducted for the Library Association estimated an average of 13.4 books per pupil in secondary schools, with the average number of book additions and books borrowed per year at 1.1 and 8.5 per pupil respectively. In 1995-96, Schools Library Services provided by library authorities spent £36.9 million - equivalent to £5.19 per pupil, and were used by 69% of schools.

Qualifications of school librarians

Source: LA Survey of UK secondary school libraries

Percentage of schools with access to IT

Source: LA Survey of UK secondary school libraries

1997 L.I.S.T. online Publishing and book trade statistics

1997 L.I.S.T. online Index

1998 L.I.S.T. online

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