Harwell Library exists chiefly to provide a service to about 1, 200 professional scientists and engineers. The number of active borrowers at the beginning of October 1970 was 643. In addition, there are three other independent laboratories on the Harwell site; universities, firms, foreign agencies, etc. also make frequent application to the AERE library for loan or retention of documents. By special library standards, the library is large with the collection numbering over half a million items. Issues of documents for loan or retention number about 76, 000 per annum, with little variation over the past few years.
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