World's Most Literate Nations

Libraries

Libraries are indexed with four variables.
1. Number of academic libraries
2. Number of public libraries
3. Number of school libraries
4. Number of volumes in all (only) public libraries
Each variable is weighed equally for calculating the score for the categories. The scores are rank ordered by country.

The role played by libraries is rapidly evolving. Miller and McKenna (2016) trace the history of libraries as they describe this evolution and some of the remarkable transformations now underway in Chapter 6.

The list can be sorted alphabetically by clicking on "Nation" (below). The list can also be sorted numerically by clicking on "Rank" (below).

Nation

Libraries Rank

Estonia
1
Latvia
2
Norway
3
Iceland
4
Poland
5
Slovak Republic
6
Sweden
7
Greece
8
Hungary
9
Finland
10
Cyprus
11
Czech Republic
12
Bulgaria
13
Slovenia
14
Romania
15
Georgia
16
Russia
17
Spain
18
Lithuania
19
Denmark
20
Italy
21
Serbia
22
Israel
23
Austria
24
France
25
Malta
26
Canada
27
Japan
28
United States
29.5
United Kingdom
29.5
Albania
31
Switzerland
32
Australia
33
Chile
34
Luxembourg
35
Tunisia
36.5
Indonesia
36.5
Portugal
38
New Zealand
39
Mexico
40.5
Thailand
40.5
South Korea
42
Ireland
43
Malaysia
44
Brazil
45
Belgium
46
Germany
47
Costa Rica
48
Croatia
49
Botswana
50
Argentina
51.5
South Africa
51.5
Netherlands
53
Colombia
54
Turkey
55.5
Panama
55.5
Mauritius
57
Qatar
58
Singapore
59
Morocco
60
China
61
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