Hillsboro Public Library, serving an area of 126,000 residents, has a collection of 220,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 14,000 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 15,400 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 58 employees, of whom 13 are fully accredited librarians, plus volunteers. The system comprises one central library and 2 branch libraries. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $460,000. Patrons make 690,000 visits annually, and check out materials 1,470,000 times. Forty percent of all check-outs are children's materials.