Mineral County Library, serving an area of 5,000 residents, has a collection of 35,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 420 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 320 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 4 employees, including one fully accredited librarian, plus volunteers. The system comprises one central library and one branch library. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $29,000. Patrons make 50,000 visits annually, and check out materials 42,000 times. Thirty-four percent of all check-outs are children's materials.