Southampton Free Library, serving an area of 16,100 residents, has a collection of 66,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 5,800 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 1,760 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 10 employees, of whom 3 are fully accredited librarians, plus volunteers. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $72,000. Patrons make 132,000 visits annually, and check out materials 176,000 times. Forty percent of all check-outs are children's materials.