Riverside County Library System, serving an area of 800,000 residents, has a collection of 920,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 18,900 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 23,000 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 126 employees, of whom 21 are fully accredited librarians, plus volunteers. The system comprises24 branch libraries, plus 2 bookmobiles. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $630,000. Patrons make 1,470,000 visits annually, and check out materials 2,600,000 times. Forty-two percent of all check-outs are children's materials.
This facility houses administative offices. Branch libraries are listed below.