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Cost to run Jersey Library, registered users and number of books borrowed (FOI)

Cost to run Jersey Library, registered users and number of books borrowed (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 30 December 2015.
Prepared internally, no external costs.



How much the Jersey Library costs to run each year?


How many people are registered with the library (so far) in 2015 and how many in 2010?


How many books or other items were borrowed both so far this year and in 2010?



YearTotal cost (£)

 *This figure includes minor capital expenditure totalling £95,174 on self service equipment and building work.

**The figure stated for 2015 is the total as of the end of November. A final total will be available once all orders have been receipted.


Changes to the Library Management System’s servers have led to information relating to 2010 now being unavailable. Therefore, the information is not held.

Registered members in 2015 total 54,855.

The Jersey Annual Social Survey tracks data regarding library use in the Island. For more information and to consult this year’s, and previous surveys:

Jersey Annual Social Survey


We are unable to provide statistics on book loans and other items as of the end of November 2010 so we have provided total figures for 2010 and 2014, in order to aid comparison:

Items borrowed in 2010 totalled 454,950*

Items borrowed in 2014 totalled 412,319

*The 2010 figure is reflective of the method of data collection and the systems in place at the time. We consider the actual figure to be lower than stated because it includes estimated renewals for books lent under the House and Home delivery service.

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