Public libraries

Table description


This table presents an overview of the number of public libraries, the number of volumes in collections, the number of volumes lent out to the public, registered users, the staff working for public libraries and their operating costs and revenues.

Data available from: 1999.

Status of the figures:
The figures for 2020 are preliminary. All other figures are final.

Changes as of 8 July 2021:
The final figures for 2019 have been published.
The preliminary figures for 2020 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
Preliminary figures for 2021 will be published in July 2022.

Description topics

Operating costs and revenues
Operating revenues excluding withdrawals from reserves and negative balances.
Operating costs excluding transfers to reserves and positive balances.
Revenues
Excluding withdrawals from reserves and negative balances.
Grants and contributions
Grants/contributions from municipalities