Hot Springs Public Library, serving an area of 4,200 residents, has a collection of 17,600 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 540 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 1,320 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 3 employees, including one fully accredited librarian, plus volunteers. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $16,000. Patrons make 35,000 visits annually, and check out materials 58,000 times. Thirty-three percent of all check-outs are children's materials.