Central Mississippi Regional Library, serving an area of 176,000 residents, has a collection of 260,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 7,500 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 11,000 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 72 employees, of whom 2 are fully accredited librarians, plus volunteers. The system comprises 20 branch libraries. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $420,000. Patrons make 320,000 visits annually, and check out materials 600,000 times. Twenty-seven percent of all check-outs are children's materials.
This facility houses administative offices. Branch libraries are listed below.