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Public Libraries: Yorkshire and the Humber

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 133706, tabled on 6 January 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many libraries there were in the Yorkshire and the Humber region in (a) 2010 and (b) 2020.

Answered on

13 January 2021

The Libraries Taskforce published the public libraries in England extended dataset on 11 January 2018 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/public-libraries-in-england-basic-dataset#history This provides details of static libraries (statutory and non-statutory) in England as at 1 April 2010 and 1 July 2016. Data on mobile libraries was inconsistent and incomplete, and therefore was not included in this dataset.

Details of the number of libraries as at 31 December 2019 has been collected by Arts Council England and will be published shortly.

The following table lists the number of static libraries in each local authority within the Yorkshire and Humber region.

Local Authority

1 April 2010

1 July 2016

Barnsley

17

15

Bradford

35

33

Calderdale

22

22

Doncaster

26

25

East Riding of Yorkshire

23

23

Kingston upon Hull

14

14

Kirklees

26

24

Leeds

50

35

North East Lincolnshire

10

8

North Lincolnshire

15

15

North Yorkshire

42

42

Rotherham

15

15

Sheffield

29

28

Wakefield

27

19

York

15

15

Total

366

333

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