Kirkwood Highway Public Library, serving an area of 52,000 residents, has a collection of 80,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 4,000 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 1,320 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 $230,000. Patrons make 140,000 visits annually, and check out materials 400,000 times. Thirty-nine percent of all check-outs are children's materials.