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

Figures 2017

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: 15,885 m2
including services and rooms open to the public: 18,088 m2
- Document storage (book silo): 12,000 m2

Personnel

454.4 FTE including 8 state curators

Budget

Operation

Total expenditure: € 22,544,461
including personnel: € 19,580,993
including acquisitions of documents and subscriptions: € 616,459

Total revenue: € 2,127,488
including own revenue: € 819,490
public subvention: € 1,253,075

Investment

Expenses: € 4,345,637
including acquisitions of documents: € 1,297,522
including library automation: € 501,796

Income subsidies: € 167,228

Current acquisitions

Documents purchased

Annual total: 92,331
including books: 67,860
including CDs and recorded texts: 9,627
including video: 14,844
including games: 50

Periodicals

Current subscriptions: 3,675
including online electronic resources: 28

Heritage acquisitions

Heritage documents: 18,752
Old holdings / Arts / Litterature: 4,701
Legal depository: 14,051

Footfall

Total admissions: 2,422,351
including at the Part-Dieu library: 904,487
including at the community libraries: 1,517,864
including visits to the website: 1,962,028
including visits to the Guichet du Savoir/ Influx: 1,474,678
including visits to Numelyo: 193,841

Users

120,510 registered users (including 85,371 Lyon residents - 17.6% of the population) including 85,554 borrowers.

Loans and provision of items

Total loans: 3,914,057
including books: 2,521,902
including periodicals: 231,792
including CDs: 286,826
including musical scores: 11,033
including language methods: 8,901
including graphic documents: 4,112
including DVD: 809,837

Provisions from the silo: 69,649 docs. comm.

Cultural events

Total events 3,448 (excluding digital exhibitions and workshops)
participants: 75,128
2 exhibitions: 61,305 visits

Collections

All collections: 3,823,042 documents (estimate excluding periodicals and DL)

Access

direct: 797,986 documents
indirect: 3,025,056 documents kept in the Part-Dieu silo

Breakdown of collections

The Part-Dieu Library: 3,258,536 documents
Community libraries: 569,506

including the heritage collections (2,640,686 documents) :

14,468 manuscripts
including 55 Merovingian and Carolingian manuscripts
including 510 mediaeval manuscripts (200 illuminated manuscripts)

1,519,510 books
including incunabula: 1,300
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
876,418 prints and photographs
114,047 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: 1,512,556 bibliographical notes
  • Numelyo
  • the Guichet du Savoir (answers): 4,014
  • L’Influx
  • 4 1DTouch terminals
  • 11 digital spaces
  • IT workstations available to the public: 353 including 306 with internet access