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Library statistics

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Figures run 1st August - 31 July 2020-2021 2019-2020 2018-2019 2017-2018 2016-2017
Holdings          
Print journals 21,701 22,089 22,144 22,325 743
E-journals 77,614 76,851 76,793 102,500 100,720
E-books 1,285,211 905,998 987,153 855,354 775,344
E-resources other 646,778 384,340 377,022 356,504 323,657
Metres of archives and manuscripts 15,183 15,130 15,053 14,961 14,829
Full-text items held in WRAP 32,966 29,701 26,245 22,206 17,014
Other resources (DVDs, thesis, multimedia) 37,594 62,963 63,997 66,472  
Circulation          
Total number of unique loans 63,449 125,298 192,594 215,840 257,303
E-book accesses 4,073,151 3,492,627 8,471,318 8,586,314 8,273,471
Full text downloads of e-journal articles
and other non-book material
3,914,652 3,777,167 3,740,000 3,304,729 3,271,559
Expenditure on information resources          
Total Library information provision & access expenditure £5,844,568 £5,630,524 £5,997,358 £6,132,188 £5,835,231
Journals, databases & access fees £3,897,707 £4,160,994 £4,339,965 £4,397,321 £4,157,097
Other (Document Supply, Open Access) £79,007 £47,836 £51,630 £90,351 £125,716
Books - print £191,172 £378,912 £589,858 £586,841 £701,782
Books - electronic (inc access fees) £1,676,682 £1,042,782 £1,011,860 £1,057,676 £850,635
Entrance statistics          
Main Library entrance 315,581 1,284,891 2,271,375 2,250,766 2,324,060
Fines collected for 1st October - 30 September £55,324.67 £43,883.19 £42,194.76 £18,517.15 suspended collection