Fairfield County District Library, serving an area of 92,000 residents, has a collection of 300,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 21,000 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 20,000 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 52 employees, of whom 4 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 $660,000. Patrons make 360,000 visits annually, and check out materials 1,100,000 times. Forty percent of all check-outs are children's materials.