Cabarrus County Public Library, serving an area of 132,000 residents, has a collection of 220,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 4,200 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 3,100 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 39 employees, of whom 6 are fully accredited librarians, plus volunteers. The system comprises one central library and 3 branch libraries, plus one bookmobile. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $440,000. Patrons make 320,000 visits annually, and check out materials 540,000 times. Forty-six percent of all check-outs are children's materials.