Coffey County Library, serving an area of 8,800 residents, has a collection of 115,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 420 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 25 employees, of whom 2 are fully accredited librarians, plus volunteers. The system comprises6 branch libraries. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $75,000. Patrons make 250,000 visits annually, and check out materials 200,000 times. Thirty-five percent of all check-outs are children's materials.