Fewer books and publication series
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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.

Academic and special libraries. Collections and loans. Figures and per cent
20122013Percentage changePercentage change
2012 - 20132009 - 2013
Books and publication series, number of volumes, total19 807 91518 063 576-9-12
Audio visual documents2 801 7373 118 04211167
Loans total2 299 2502 221 009-3.
Figure 1. Books and publications. Number of volumes. 2012 and 2013

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.