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Annual Statistics

Collection Metadata are responsible for gathering and collating some of the Library's annual statistics, covering three main categories:

  • Bibliographic Services (Records in British Library catalogues and databases)
  • Items received on Legal Deposit
  • Collection Development (Holdings)

Until 2015-16, some of these figures were provided in the Library's Annual Report. As of 2016-17, they are available separately, and can be viewed from the links below:


For further information please contact:

The British Library
Collection Metadata
Boston Spa, Wetherby
West Yorkshire
LS23 7BQ
United Kingdom



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