Pharr Memorial Library, serving an area of 75,000 residents, has a collection of 75,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 5,200 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, of whom 2 are fully accredited librarians, plus volunteers. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $96,000. Patrons make 138,000 visits annually, and check out materials 240,000 times. Twenty-four percent of all check-outs are children's materials.