Lyon County Library System, serving an area of 35,000 residents, has a collection of 88,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 4,200 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 1,680 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 9 employees, including one fully accredited librarian, plus volunteers. The system comprises one central library and 4 branch libraries. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $84,000. Patrons make 92,000 visits annually, and check out materials 105,000 times. Forty-four percent of all check-outs are children's materials.