Gardiner Public Library, serving an area of 19,800 residents, has a collection of 37,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 2,100 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 3,900 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 12 employees, of whom 2 are fully accredited librarians, plus volunteers. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $15,400. Patrons make 63,000 visits annually, and check out materials 132,000 times. Thirty-six percent of all check-outs are children's materials.