Key service information

This page provides key data about Information Services.

It is updated annually in February with data for the previous academic year (ie data published in February 2018 relates to academic year 2016/17).

Library

Measure2016/172015/162014/152013/14
Number of libraries 5 5 3 3
Number of study spaces 1,501

1,411

1,395 1,395
Number of open access workstations 266 258 259 231
Number of staff (in FTE) 120.9 142.9 128.1 118.2
Total catalogued print book stock 948,678 981,018 980,568 963,286
Number of electronic books 684,677 681,661 672,435 644,565
Number of serial titles purchased 19,057 18,748 16,733 13,427
Staff costs £4,200,769 £4,783,018 £4,315,672 £4,004,428
Total information provision and access expenditure £3,533,003 £3,237,561 £3,398,689 £3,299,749
Other expenditure £776,291 £781,974 £1,005,350 £974,431
Total Library expenditure £8,510,063 £8,802,553 £8,719,711 £8,387,115
Library income £7,056,069 £7,551,979 £8,873,453 £8,387,204
Library fines income £24,879 £31,060 £29,902 £35,531