The full report on the recent BIALL/SLS Academic Law Libraries Survey 2016/17 is now available to BIALL members on the website (member login required).

The survey has been run on an annual basis since 1996.  The survey is sponsored either by BIALL or by the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS).  This year’s survey was sponsored by BIALL.

The survey outlines the activities and funding of academic law libraries in the UK and Ireland for the academic year 2016/17.  The report is based on completed survey questionnaires from 112 academic law libraries in the UK and Ireland – a response rate of over 80.36%.  It is therefore a comprehensive view of the current state of academic law libraries in the UK and Ireland.

The report will also be published in an upcoming issue of Legal Information Management.

Many thanks to David Gee, Deputy Librarian, the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, for his time and efforts on completing this report, and to Laura Griffiths, Assistant Librarian at IALS, for all the administrative and statistical assistance she has given David.

Dunstan Speight
BIALL President


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