FOI Request - Libraries and Books in Schools

Request 101001255592

1)   The number of a) secondary schools, and b) primary schools in your local authority area.

2)  The number of a) secondary schools with a library, and b) primary schools with a library in your local authority area.

3)  The number of books in each a) secondary school library, and b) primary school library in your local authority, for each year from 2010 to 2016.

4)   The number of new books added each year to each a) secondary school library, and b) primary school library in your local authority, for each year from 2010 to 2016.

5)   The number of new books removed each year from each a) secondary school library, and b) primary school library in your local authority, for each year from 2010 to 2016.

6)  The number of full time equivalent librarians in each a) secondary school, and b) primary school in your local authority.

Response 31-08-2016

1. 8 Secondary Schools and 46 Primary Schools

2. 8 Secondary Schools - 1 Secondary School accommodates the public library within it.  Primary schools do not have dedicated library space.

3. This data cannot be captured from our Library information system (Heritage). We can only provide current stock figures. Please find this information here

4. See attachment in (3)

5. When a book is withdrawn, it is deleted from the database entirely so there is no way of knowing how many items have been removed each year.

6. 8 FTE

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