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| As for the number of full-time library staff, about 5.1 people work at a library on average. In terms of administrative levels of municipalities, differences in the number of staff assigned to libraries are recognizable. For libraries set up by prefectures, there are about 28.8 staff each, whereas for libraries set up by cities, the figure is around 5.5 staff, and for libraries set up by towns or villages, the average goes down to around 2.2.
There is a gap between differing administrative levels of municipalities in the provision of public libraries in Japan. Libraries cannot operate with full-time staffs alone and they are maintained by concurrent position staffs and part-time position staffs as well.