This is an archived release.
Fewer books and publication series
The collection of books and publication series was down in academic and research libraries. Total lending also declined, while local lending remained stable.
|2012||2013||Percentage change||Percentage change|
|2012 - 2013||2009 - 2013|
|Books and publication series, number of volumes, total||19 807 915||18 063 576||-9||-12|
|Audio visual documents||2 801 737||3 118 042||11||167|
|Loans total||2 299 250||2 221 009||-3||.|
The collection of books and publication series in academic and special libraries was 18 million in 2013. There were 2 million fewer books and publication series compared to 2012. Almost all types of libraries had fewer books in 2013. For instance, universities with a faculty and departmental library had about 1 million fewer books in 2013 compared to the previous year.
Academic and special libraries lent out 2.2 million books and publications in 2013. However, in 2012, 2.3 million books were lent out. Lending was 3 per cent down in 2013.
A total staff of nearly 2 100 worked 1 600 man-years in the academic and research libraries nationwide.