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.

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Libraries connecting people and communities

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

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