Shippensburg Public Library, serving an area of 28,000 residents, has a collection of 54,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 1,470 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 1,800 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 9 employees, including one fully accredited librarian, plus volunteers. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $56,000. Patrons make 92,000 visits annually, and check out materials 126,000 times. Fifty percent of all check-outs are children's materials.