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Library statistics

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  2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
Holdings        
Bookstock 926,283 975,153 1,001,859 1,007,981
Print journals 1,034 950 939 892
E-journals 48,409 57,900 62,654 64,227
E-books 80,991 140,708 205,666 605,237
E-resources other 392,100 390,518 390,414 321,551
Metres of archives and manuscripts 13,733 13,919 14,075 14,697
Circulation        
Issues of lending stock 1,316,352 1,127,781 1,029,112 889,680
E-book accesses 1,500,571 2,753,925 4,065,305 4,250,318
Full text downloads of e-journal articles
and other non-book material

2,412,720

2,727,089

3,456,125

3,089,381

Expenditure on information resources        
Total information resource provision £4,390,439 £5,043,597 £5,040,847 £5,302,804
Print journal subscriptions £180,930 £176,413 £161,215 £196,004
Electronic journal subscriptions £2,850,128 £3,750,012 £3,750,012 £3,662,271
Combined print and electronic subscriptions £33,307 £31,969 £32,074 £28,082
Books - print £470,780 £552,693 £599,490 £561,810
Books - electronic £401,724 £488,743 £868,207 £823,565
Entrance statistics        
Main Library entrance 1,930,174 2,212,813 2,295,829 2,288,588