Southwest Arkansas Regional Library, serving an area of 110,000 residents, has a collection of 230,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 1,890 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 6,300 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 21 employees, including one fully accredited librarian, plus volunteers. The system comprises one central library and 17 branch libraries. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $72,000. Patrons make 138,000 visits annually, and check out materials 350,000 times. Nineteen percent of all check-outs are children's materials.
This facility houses administative offices. Branch libraries are listed below.