Florence-Lauderdale Public Library, serving an area of 80,000 residents, has a collection of 80,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 2,300 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 1,470 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 13 employees, of whom 3 are fully accredited librarians, plus volunteers. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $92,000. Patrons make 37,000 visits annually, and check out materials 189,000 times. Thirty-eight percent of all check-outs are children's materials.