Sunday, 6 November 2011

National survey shows the UK’s most popular libraries and a rise in library volunteering


Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library is the UK’s most visited library, according to the latest annual survey from the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA).

The Norwich-based library had 1,496,186 visitors in 2010–11, issuing 1,181,661 books and other items over twelve months. The next most visited library, Birmingham Central Library, attracted 1,197,350 visitors over the same period.

The CIPFA survey also shows that volunteering – central to the coalition Government’s vision for the ‘Big Society’ – has risen in public libraries in the past year. The total number of volunteers in UK libraries rose by 22.3 per cent to 21,462 people. Over the same period, the number of library staff dropped by 4.3 per cent to 23,681 (FTE).

http://www.cipfa.org.uk/press/press_show.cfm?news_id=61555


Top 20 by number of visits per annum
1NorfolkNorfolk& Norwich Millennium1,496,186
2BirminghamBirminghamCentral1,197,350
3CroydonCroydon Central1,168,160
4Newcastle upon TyneNewcastleCityLibrary1,157,186
5KirkleesHuddersfield1,021,829
6Brighton & HoveBrightonJubilee950,714
7CambridgeshireCambridgeCentral873,175
8LeedsLeedsCentral777,919
9SheffieldSheffieldCentral770,469
10HounslowHounslow736,224
11BarnetHendon708,800
12DerbyshireChesterfield699,793
13Tower HamletsIdea Store Whitechapel697,201
14EssexColchester679,797
15SuttonSutton677,118
16Barking & DagenhamBarking660,937
17SunderlandCity Library & Arts Centre636,571
18LancashireHarris Library Preston624,850
19Milton KeynesMilton KeynesCentral619,258
20GlasgowMitchell608,705


Top 20 by number of issues per annum
1NorfolkNorfolk& Norwich Millennium1,181,661
2EssexChelmsford692,616
3CambridgeshireCambridgeCentral681,369
4OxfordshireOxfordCentral625,739
5Milton KeynesMilton KeynesCentral618,730
6CardiffCardiffCentral601,948
7DerbyshireChesterfield564,727
8SwanseaSwanseaCentral561,864
9Southend-on-SeaSouthend524,793
10Brighton & HoveBrightonJubilee521,260
11Newcastle upon TyneNewcastleCityLibrary513,690
12WestminsterCharing Cross513,242
13BirminghamBirminghamCentral501,359
14West SussexCrawley497,397
15CarmarthenshireLlanelli484,729
16SheffieldSheffieldCentral482,825
17SuttonSutton480,414
18DevonExeterCentral474,732
19City of LondonBarbican447,884
20EdinburghEdinburghCentral
445,162

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