Del Norte County Library, serving an area of 28,000 residents, has a collection of 42,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 400 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 350 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 5 employees, including one fully accredited librarian, plus volunteers. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $23,000. Patrons make 110,000 visits annually, and check out materials 80,000 times. Twenty-two percent of all check-outs are children's materials.