IFLA Library Map of The World

IFLA Library Map of The World

The Library Map of the World aims to provide basic library statistics across different types of libraries in the world. Data includes number of full-time staff, registered users, physical visits, physical loans and electronic loans.

LAS would like to thank the following libraries in post-secondary institutions in Singapore for contributing their data for submission to this excellent initiative:

Institute of Technical Education, Nanyang Technological University, National Institute of Education, National University of Singapore, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore Management University, Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore University of Technology and Design, and Temasek Polytechnic.

 

Performance metrics Total
(Reference year 2016)
Number of libraries (library service points) 28
Number of library service points providing internet access 28
Number of full-time equivalent (FTE) staff 509.5
Number of volunteers (headcount) 233
Number of registered users 219,281
Number of visitors 8,583,655
Number of loans of items in non-electronic form (e.g. books) 923,139
Number of loans of electronic documents on physical carrier (e.g. CD-ROM) 4,430
Number of loans of eBooks (usable via eBook readers or contents only transmitted to users) 2,643,633
Number of loans of audio books (downloaded from library’s electronic collection or contents only transmitted to users) 1,499,755
Number of downloads from library’s electronic collection 17,094,931
Sources:
Data contributed by the following *post-secondary institutions: Institute of Technical Education, Nanyang Technological University, National Institute of Education, National University of Singapore, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore Management University, Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Temasek Polytechnic

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