LISU Public Library Materials Fund and Budget Survey

The 2007/2009 Report is available

Library managers, the book trade, academics and other interested parties all need reliable and up-to-date statistics. The Public Library Materials Fund and Budget Survey is an important source which takes the pulse at several important pressure points of the entire UK public library system.

The publication offers valuable comparisons as details of actual expenditure for a year are presented alongside the original estimates for that year. The latest budget estimates for individual library authorities are also included. Summary tables cover total library expenditure, total materials expenditure, expenditure on books and on audio-visual materials, professional and total staff, number of service points and opening hours. There is a detailed commentary giving sector totals, with tables showing the percentage changes from year to year.

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