Regional Libraries: the annual statistical survey of the Ministry of Culture and Communication

Since 1969, the annual State survey of public use of Regional Public Libraries has been carried out by means of an annual questionnaire. The "Yvert" questionnaire has been modified to follow libraries through their various permutations, notably those linked to decentralization and to devolution (the "Calenge" questionnaire); and across communities (the "Blanchard" questionnaire) in order to evaluate new fields with greater precision. This data, which is accessible on-line since its computerisation, is distributed to libraries every year.