Library Of Steubenville & Jefferson County, serving an area of 75,000 residents, has a collection of 168,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 6,600 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 13,200 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 54 employees, of whom 2 are fully accredited librarians, plus volunteers. The system comprises one central library and 6 branch libraries, plus one bookmobile. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $460,000. Patrons make 630,000 visits annually, and check out materials 1,000,000 times. Thirty-two percent of all check-outs are children's materials.