Static public libraries in England (statutory and non-statutory) as at 1 July 2016. Also contains information on the type of library and number of hours open.
The definitions for types of libraries used in the dataset can be found on GOV.UK and are included for reference. They may be different to those in other sources.
This basic dataset provides a definitive source of data on public libraries in England that everyone can point to and use.
This dataset forms the basis of a wider core dataset for public libraries in England. Building on this initial exercise, we are looking to improve existing data collection (largely focused on inputs and outputs). We also aim to capture data which covers outcomes and impacts, and the wider variety of activities libraries undertake.
This dataset has been validated by all 151 library services in England, but handling this quantity of data means the occasional error is possible. If you spot any errors or missing information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.