How Leiston compares (2)

In the second of our comparisons we look at how Leiston compares on some of the crucial financial and performance indicators with averages for all newly designated ‘community’ and ‘county’ libraries across Suffolk.

‘Community’ library average Leiston ‘County’ library average
Staffing hours per week 38.45 46 254.82
Hours open to public per week 30.13 36 51.68
Total floor space 108 m2 111 m2 855 m2
Total stock 10278 12002 43200
No. of items issued per year 33842 42702 104878
No. of visits per year 24863 40417 173902
Share of County Council costs per year £38,378 £42,563 £232,555
Site-specific costs per year £29,819 £41,615 £193,767
Total running costs per year £68,197 £84,179 £426,322
Staff and miscellaneous (less income) £19,359 £24,150 £126,648
IT costs £2,393 £2,791 £15,257
Property costs £8,186 £14,674 £51,863
Property cost per m2 £84 £132 £70
Staff cost per hour open £16.00 £15.87 £61.13
Total cost per hour open £43.00 £44.85 £159.54
Stock per m2 104 108 58
Turnover of stock per year 216% 356% 424%
Issues per visit 0.73 1.06 1.08
Cost per visit £2.74 £2.08 £2.45
Cost per issue £2.02 £1.97 £2.66
Note: original data supplied by Suffolk County Council. Not all data is complete for all libraries.

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