||<p>The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport monitors library service provision
throughout England, but does not hold figures on the number of public libraries operating
for all or part of their opening hours without staff.</p><p> </p><p>Following discussions
involving the Department and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy
(CIPFA) the annual library statistics, will for the first time, report for each local
authority the scheduled staffed and unstaffed opening hours per week for their libraries.
This annual report will be published by CIPFA in November or December.</p>