To whom it may regard,

I am writing to make an open government request for all the information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Specifically please send me:

- How many libraries does the local authority maintain?
- A breakdown of the number of books borrowed between January 1, 2016 to present day (November 29, 2021).
- A breakdown of the number of books not returned between January 1, 2016 to present day (November 29, 2021).
- A breakdown of the cost of fines given out for library books not being returned, damaged or lost between January 1, 2016 to present day (November 29, 2021).
- A breakdown of the top ten borrowed books (by book title and author's name) between January 1 2016 and present day (November 29, 2021).
- A breakdown of the number of library members for each year between January 1, 2016 to present day (November 29, 2021).
- A breakdown of the number of books and titles banned by libraries between January 1, 2016 to present day (November 29, 2021).

Please provide the requested data in a spreadsheet format, with the data broken down by year and other specific filters I have asked for.

If this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful if you could contact me as I understand that under the Act, you are required to advise and assist requesters.

If any of this information is already in the public domain, please can you direct me to it, with page references and URLs if necessary.

I understand that you are required to respond to my request within the 20 working days after you receive this letter. I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request.

I am submitting this Freedom of Information request from my colleague Claire Wilde's WhatDoTheyKnow account.

Yours faithfully,

Carly Roberts

Liverpool City Council

 
Dear Carly Roberts
 
Please note:

We would at this time advise that Liverpool City Council in common with
other public authorities is presently dealing with, responding to and
affected by the current public health emergency arising from Coronavirus.

When we have sufficient personnel to be able to deal with, and respond to,
your request we will do so in due course.

We thank you for your patience at this time whilst staff are diverted to
maintaining essential services for the residents of Liverpool during this
current public health emergency.

 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 29
November 2021 concerning:
 
To whom it may regard,

I am writing to make an open government request for all the information to
which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Specifically please send me:

- How many libraries does the local authority maintain?
- A breakdown of the number of books borrowed between January 1, 2016 to
present day (November 29, 2021).
- A breakdown of the number of books not returned between January 1, 2016
to present day (November 29, 2021).
- A breakdown of the cost of fines given out for library books not being
returned, damaged or lost between January 1, 2016 to present day (November
29, 2021).
- A breakdown of the top ten borrowed books (by book title and author's
name) between January 1 2016 and present day (November 29, 2021).
- A breakdown of the number of library members for each year between
January 1, 2016 to present day (November 29, 2021).
- A breakdown of the number of books and titles banned by libraries
between January 1, 2016 to present day (November 29, 2021).

Please provide the requested data in a spreadsheet format, with the data
broken down by year and other specific filters I have asked for.

If this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful if you could
contact me as I understand that under the Act, you are required to advise
and assist requesters.

If any of this information is already in the public domain, please can you
direct me to it, with page references and URLs if necessary.

I understand that you are required to respond to my request within the 20
working days after you receive this letter. I would be grateful if you
could confirm in writing that you have received this request.

I am submitting this Freedom of Information request from my colleague
Claire Wilde's WhatDoTheyKnow account.

Yours faithfully,

Carly Roberts...
 
We are dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000 and we aim to send a response by 30 December 2021.
 
In some case, a fee may be payable. If we decide a fee is payable, we will
send you a fee notice and we will require you to pay the fee before
proceeding with your request.
 
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 may restrict the release of some or
all of the information you have requested. We will carry out an assessment
and if any exemptions apply to some or all of the information then we
might not provide that information to you. We will inform you if this is
the case and advise you of your rights to request an internal review and
to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office.
 
We will also advise you if we cannot provide you with the information
requested for any other reason together with the reason(s) why and details
of how you may appeal (if appropriate).
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Information Team
Liverpool City Council
 
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Dear Claire Wilde
 
Apologies for the delay in responding to your request.
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 29 November 2021.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Information Team
Liverpool City Council
 
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