Pioneer Library System, serving an area of 300,000 residents, has a collection of 330,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 6,600 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 12,600 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 88 employees, of whom 26 are fully accredited librarians, plus volunteers. The system comprises one central library and 9 branch libraries. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $750,000. Patrons make 1,400,000 visits annually, and check out materials 1,470,000 times. Forty-eight percent of all check-outs are children's materials.