Ada County District, serving an area of 38,000 residents, has a collection of 96,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 5,000 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 3,600 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 27 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 $140,000. Patrons make 176,000 visits annually, and check out materials 340,000 times. Fifty-two percent of all check-outs are children's materials.