Mars Hill - Hansen Memorial Library, serving an area of 3,000 residents, has a collection of 16,100 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 75 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 60 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of one employee, including one fully accredited librarian, plus volunteers. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $3,500. Patrons make 4,400 visits annually, and check out materials 6,300 times. Twenty percent of all check-outs are children's materials.