San Benito County Free Library, serving an area of 54,000 residents, has a collection of 115,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 1,980 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 1,680 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 8 employees, including one fully accredited librarian, plus volunteers. The system comprises one central library, plus one bookmobile. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $38,000. Patrons make 105,000 visits annually, and check out materials 115,000 times. Forty percent of all check-outs are children's materials.