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).