Meadville Library Art & History Assoc, serving an area of 39,000 residents, has a collection of 63,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 3,500 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 2,100 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 19 employees, of whom 5 are fully accredited librarians, plus volunteers. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $161,000. Patrons make 154,000 visits annually, and check out materials 250,000 times. Thirty-five percent of all check-outs are children's materials.