Elsmere Public Library, serving an area of 39,000 residents, has a collection of 30,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 1,890 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 5 employees, including one fully accredited librarian, plus volunteers. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $63,000. Patrons make 52,000 visits annually, and check out materials 115,000 times. Forty-two percent of all check-outs are children's materials.