Richards Free Library, serving an area of 6,300 residents, has a collection of 38,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 960 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 1,100 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 5 employees, including one fully accredited librarian, plus volunteers. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $28,000. Patrons make 75,000 visits annually, and check out materials 50,000 times. Thirty-four percent of all check-outs are children's materials.