Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, serving an area of 140,000 residents, has a collection of 520,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 26,000 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 9,600 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 78 employees, of whom 21 are fully accredited librarians, plus volunteers. The system comprises one central library and 5 branch libraries. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $840,000. Patrons make 1,050,000 visits annually, and check out materials 1,260,000 times. Thirty-nine percent of all check-outs are children's materials.