Nassau County Public Library System, serving an area of 60,000 residents, has a collection of 154,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 6,600 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 2,900 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 16 employees, of whom 4 are fully accredited librarians, plus volunteers. The system comprises one central library and 2 branch libraries. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $147,000. Patrons make 161,000 visits annually, and check out materials 580,000 times. Thirty-four percent of all check-outs are children's materials.