Public library hours and staffing changes in the United Kingdom (UK) November 2012

This statistic displays changes to public library staffing and hours in the United Kingdom in 2012, since government cutbacks on library spending in May 2010. Roughly 10.8 percent of respondents reported that opening hours increased since the cutbacks.

How have opening hours and staff numbers changed at your library since the cutbacks?

IncreasedDecreasedNo changeDon't knowNot applicable
Opening hours10.8%35.8%43.2%1%0.7%
Number of full time paid posts1.5%60.8%21.4%3.7%3.5%
Number of part time paid posts8%55.5%20.8%5.6%0.8%
Number of paid casual / agency staff (not volunteers)16.5%26.3%21.4%7.3%18.1%
Use of workers on zero hours contract8.1%4.8%12.2%24%39%
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Release date

June 2013


United Kingdom

Survey time period

November 2012

Number of respondents

1,831 respondents

Age group


Special properties

Full-time equivalent public library employees

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

The source did not provide the original survey question.
Government cutbacks in public library spending occured in May 2010.

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