Beaverton City Library, serving an area of 120,000 residents, has a collection of 210,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 21,000 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 12,000 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 46 employees, of whom 15 are fully accredited librarians, plus volunteers. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $720,000. Patrons make 690,000 visits annually, and check out materials 1,600,000 times. Forty-eight percent of all check-outs are children's materials.