Montclair Free Public Library, serving an area of 39,000 residents, has a collection of 210,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 7,800 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 10,500 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 56 employees, of whom 16 are fully accredited librarians, plus volunteers. The system comprises one central library and one branch library. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $320,000. Patrons make 300,000 visits annually, and check out materials 370,000 times. Twenty-eight percent of all check-outs are children's materials.