The total issues of books from or through the Library show that its services to all categories of libraries have not only been maintained in the face of continual difficulties and temporary dislocations owing to rebuilding, but have substantially increased. Compared with the year 1950–1 the total applications show an increase of 8,643, or 9.3 per cent.; those successfully dealt with, an increase of 8,610, or a rise in percentage from 65.3 to 69.37…. Issues to university libraries show an increase of 26.09 per cent. There is also a considerable rise in those to outlier libraries and to the libraries of Government departments, industrial and research organizations, and educational and cultural bodies….
(1953), "THE NATIONAL CENTRAL LIBRARY: Extracts from the Thirty‐sixth Annual Report of the National Central Library for the year ending 29th February, 1952", Aslib Proceedings, Vol. 5 No. 1, pp. 61-65. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb049460
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