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4172.0 - Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2004 (Reissue)  
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HOLDINGS AND LOANS

In June 2000, public libraries in Australia held a total of 54.3 million books and other library materials such as video and audio tapes and discs. About 36.4 million items were available as lending stock, of which 32.9 million were books. Lending stock is drawn solely from local libraries, which in 1999-2000 reported 162.0 million loans, 133.1 million of which were books. There were 10.7 million registered borrowers in that year.

10.6 PUBLIC LIBRARY HOLDINGS - June 2000

Local libraries
National and state libraries
All public libraries
'000
'000
'000

Lending stock
36 416.4
. .
36 416.4
Non-lending stock
2 963.9
14 925.0
17 888.9
Total
39 380.3
14 925.0
54 305.3

. . not applicable
ABS, Public Libraries, Australia, 1999-2000 (cat. no. 8561.0).


The national and state archives which record their holdings in metres of shelf space reported having 959,700 metres of holdings at the end of June 2000, an increase of 33% since June 1997.


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