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Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) public libraries and (b) mobile library units there were within each Education and Library Board district in Northern Ireland in each year since 2000; and if he will make a statement on public library usage in Northern Ireland. [161287] Angela Smith: The following table sets out details of public libraries and mobile library units in each Education and Library Board area since 2000. We can be justifiably proud of our public library service that is regularly used by people of all ages and social classes. While the trend in traditional library usage has been declining in recent years, the most recent published figures show that in 2001-02 approximately 7 million visits were made to public libraries in Northern Ireland. Since the installation of the Peoples Network during 2002-03, indications are that membership of public libraries has been increasing but as yet official figures are not available. _________________________________________________________________________________________________. 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 Branches Mobiles Branches Mobiles Branches Mobiles Belfast 21 3 21 3 21 3 North Eastern 36 8 37 8 37 8 South Eastern 26 5 26 5 26 5 Southern 23 7 23 7 23 7 Western 16 9 16 9 16 9 Total 122 32 123 32 123 32 _________________________________________________________________________________________________. This table excludes the Irish Studies Centre, Coleraine, the Local Studies Unit, Ballymena and the Irish Studies Centre in Armagh.
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Northern Ireland Office
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