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Library statistics

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  2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Holdings          
Print books 1,007,981 1,020,731 969,761 975,323 981,990
Print journals 892 743 22,325 22,144 22,089
E-journals 64,227 100,720 102,500 76,793 76,851
E-books 605,237 775,344 855,354 987,153 905,998
E-resources other 321,551 323,657 356,504 377,022 384,340
Metres of archives and manuscripts 14,697 14,829 14,961 15,053 15,130
Full-text items held in WRAP 15,159 17,014 22,206 26,245 29,701
Other resources (DVDs, thesis, multimedia)     66,472 63,997 62,963
Circulation          
Total number of unique loans 274,206 257,303 215,840 192,594 125,298
E-book accesses 4,250,318 8,273,471 8,586,314 8,471,318 3,492,627
Full text downloads of e-journal articles
and other non-book material

3,089,381

3,271,559

3,304,729

3,740,000 3,777,167
Expenditure on information resources          
Total Library information provision & access expenditure £5,302,804 £5,835,231 £6,132,188 £5,997,358 £5,630,524
Journals, databases & access fees £3,886,357 £4,157,097 £4,397,321 £4,339,965 £4,160,994
Other (Document Supply, Open Access) £31,072 £125,716 £90,351 £51,630 £47,836
Books - print £561,810 £701,782 £586,841 £589,858 £378,912
Books - electronic (inc access fees) £823,565 £850,635 £1,057,676 £1,011,860 £1,042,782
Entrance statistics          
Main Library entrance 2,288,588 2,324,060 2,250,766 2,271,375 1,284,891