About Lyon Public Library

The public libraries of the City of Lyon are a public service with the mission of contributing to the leisure, information, education and culture of all.

The BmL in figures

2013

I equipment I personnel I budget I acquisitions I footfall I users I loans I events | collections I IT services I

Equipment

- The Part-Dieu Library: 27,446 m2
- Community libraries: 13,185 m2
including services and rooms open to the public: 17,232 m2
- Document storage (book silo): 12,000 m2

Personnel

458 FTE including 7 state curators

Budget

Operation

Total expenditure: € 20 644 245
including personnel: € 17 654 899

Acquisitions of documents and subscriptions: € 506 977

Total revenue: € 1 267 345
including own revenue: € 870 324

Investment

Expenses: € 1 752 880
including acquisitions of documents: € 1 340 415
Receipts of miscellaneous investment subsidies: € 9 075

Current acquisitions

Documents purchased

Annual total: 76 527
including books: 60 166
including CDs and recorded texts: 6 643
including video cassettes and DVDs: 9 718

Periodicals

Current subscriptions: 3 761
including online electronic resources: 31

Heritage acquisitions

Heritage documents (purchase) : 68

Legal depository

Documents: 11 875 documents
including: 2 850 périodiques

Footfall

Total admissions: 2 626 841
including at the Part-Dieu library: 922 821
including at the community libraries: 1 704 020
including visits to the website: 1 540 728
including visits to the Guichet du Savoir: 3 349 500
including visits to Points d’actu!: 557 111

Users

104,346 registered users (including 84,727 Lyon residents - 17.6% of the population) including 80,537 borrowers.

Loans and provision of items

Total loans: 3 751 426
including books: 2 425 078
including periodicals: 231 531
including CDs and audio cassettes: 347 611
including musical scores: 12 242
including musical scores: 9 191
including CD-ROMs: 6 782
including prints and photographs: 2 687
including prints and photographs: 715 183

Provisions from the silo: 78 891 docs. comm.

The Guichet du Savoir : 4 493 questions

Cultural events

Total events 2 843 (excluding digital exhibitions and workshops)

Collections

All collections: 3 752 989 documents (estimate excluding periodicals and DL)

Access

direct: 826 781 documents
indirect: 2 926 208 documents kept in the Part-Dieu silo

Breakdown of collections

The Part-Dieu Library: 3 153 165 documents
Community libraries: 599 824

including the heritage collections (2 488 173 documents) :

14,005 manuscripts
including 50 Merovingian and Carolingian manuscripts
including 510 mediaeval manuscripts (200 illuminated manuscripts)

1,392,766 books
including incunabula: 1300
including 16th century: 20,000
including 17th century: 65,000
including 18th century: 115,000
including 19th century (up to 1920): 300 000

other documents
902,746 prints and photographs
60,459 documents in Chinese
120,290 vinyl discs (including 15,000 "78 rpm")

legal depository collections: approx. 500,000

periodicals kept (obsolete and current titles): 14 852

Services informatiques et numériques

  • the computerised general catalogue: 1,376,840 bibliographical notes
  • Numelyo
  • the Guichet du Savoir
  • Points d’actu !
  • 10 digital spaces
  • IT workstations available to the public: 256 including 224 with internet access