Palo Verde Valley Library, serving an area of 40,000 residents, has a collection of 54,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 880 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 540 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 4 employees, including one fully accredited librarian, plus volunteers. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $30,000. Patrons make 88,000 visits annually, and check out materials 48,000 times. Thirty-nine percent of all check-outs are children's materials.