Freedom of Information

Rutland Libraries are provided by Rutland County Council, to serve all those who live, work or study in England’s smallest – and most beautiful county.

This page provides responses to Freedom of Information requests received regarding the library service.

Trigger Warnings

Rutland County Council’s libraries do not add trigger warnings or content warnings to their stock.

CIPFA Annual Library Statistics

Rutland County Council submits library statistics to CIPFA annually.

Self-Service outside of normal opening hours

Rutland Libraries do not have any libraries operating on a self-service basis outside of regular hours.

How many libraries did Rutland County Council operate in recent years

2016-174 public libraries, 1 mobile library, 1 prison library
2017-184 public libraries, 1 mobile library, 1 prison library
2018-194 public libraries, 1 mobile library, 1 prison library
2019-204 public libraries, 1 mobile library, 1 prison library
2020-214 public libraries, 1 prison library
2021-224 public libraries, 1 prison library
2022-234 public libraries, 1 prison library

Opening and Closing of Libraries

No libraries were opened or closed by Rutland County Council during 2017, 2018 and 2019. The Mobile Library service was closed and replaced with a home delivery service in 2020.

Anti-social behaviour reports

Rutland Libraries recorded no incidents of assaults, threats of violence, or alcohol / drug use between 2017 and 2021. Incidents of verbal abuse were recorded once in 2018, once in 2019, and twice in 2021. Police were not called to attend any of our libraries between 2017 and 2021.

Charges for Computer Use

Rutland Libraries did not charge for computer use in 2010 or 2019, and computer use continues to be free of charge.

Rutland Libraries book purchasing expenditure

Adult Fiction£14,597£7,958£11,038
Adult Non-Fiction£6,288£5,540£4,924
Junior Fiction£7,183£2,469£3,466
Junior Non-Fiction£3,534£1,931£1,368
Large Print£4,002£5,134£2,527
Adult Talking Books£8,437£5,544£3,483
Junior Talking Books£774£787£0

Get in Touch

Rutland Library Service
Oakham Library, Catmos Street, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6HW

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