Salt Lake County Library System, serving an area of 690,000 residents, has a collection of 1,680,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 132,000 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 110,000 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 310 employees, of whom 69 are fully accredited librarians, plus volunteers. The system comprises17 branch libraries. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $5,400,000. Patrons make 3,200,000 visits annually, and check out materials 11,000,000 times. Forty-two percent of all check-outs are children's materials.
This facility houses administrative offices. Branch libraries are listed below.