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Libraries connecting people and communities

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A presentation based on the Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) policy briefing, "Libraries connecting people and communities", http://www.lovescottishlibraries.org.

A presentation based on the Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) policy briefing, "Libraries connecting people and communities", http://www.lovescottishlibraries.org.

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  • 1. Libraries connecting people and communities
  • 2. Libraries change lives by
    • Helping people to enjoy the world of reading and improve literacy
  • 3.  
  • 4. 6p Public libraries cost each Scot 6 pence per day
  • 5.  
  • 6. Libraries change lives by
    • Helping people
    • to succeed in
    • education and research
  • 7.  
  • 8. 12.8 million visits to university libraries Services for 168,000 11.6 million books And 152,000 periodical titles
  • 9. Libraries change lives by
    • Helping people
    • to share
    • in the digital world
  • 10.
    • 8.5 million
    • Libraries offered 8.5 million hours of free internet access
    • Nearly 5 million log-ins were recorded on library computers last year
    • 11% of the population use learning centres within libraries
  • 11.  
  • 12. 30 million Public libraries alone attract nearly 30 million visitors per year in Scotland.
  • 13.  
  • 14. Libraries change lives by
    • Helping people to
    • gain new skills
    • and qualifications
  • 15.  
  • 16. There are 376 secondary school libraries in Scotland 376 45% 45% of Scots using libraries for learning, supporting their studies or homework in the last year
  • 17.  
  • 18. 60% of Scots visit a library every year

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