Davidson County Public Library System, serving an area of 147,000 residents, has a collection of 230,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 7,200 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 6,000 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 46 employees, of whom 6 are fully accredited librarians, plus volunteers. The system comprises one central library and 4 branch libraries, plus one bookmobile. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $189,000. Patrons make 480,000 visits annually, and check out materials 720,000 times. Thirty-five percent of all check-outs are children's materials.