Rusk County Library System, serving an area of 44,000 residents, has a collection of 96,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 1,200 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 2,300 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 16 employees, including one fully accredited librarian, plus volunteers. The system comprises one central library and 4 branch libraries. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $54,000. Patrons make 80,000 visits annually, and check out materials 220,000 times. Twenty-six percent of all check-outs are children's materials.
This facility houses administative offices. Branch libraries are listed below.