July 16, 2019

Turkey: Turkish Statistical Institute Releases 2018 Library Statistics

From the Library Statistics 2018 Report:

In 2018 there were 31 thousand 451 libraries in Turkey
In 2018, there were 1 national library, 1 162 public libraries, 598 university libraries and 29 thousand 690 formal and non-formal education libraries in Turkey. The number of registered members of national library was 23 thousand 747, the number of registered members of public libraries was 2 million 840 thousand 504 and the number of registered members of university libraries was 3 million 912 thousand 306 in 2018.

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Number of books in the public libraries increased by 1.4%
The number of public libraries increased by 1.4% in 2018 compared to the previous year and reached 1 162 in 2018. The number of books in the public libraries decreased by 0.1% in 2018 compared to 2017 and became 19 million 966 thousand 573.

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Number of books in the university libraries increased by 7.4%
The number of university libraries increased by 6% in 2018 compared to 2017 and reached to 598. The number of books in university libraries increased by 7.4% in 2018 compared to 2017 and became 17 million 600 thousand 15. The number of members registered in university libraries increased by 2.6% in 2018 compared to 2017. It was 3 million 912 thousand 306 in 2018.

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