Lincoln Parish Library, serving an area of 42,000 residents, has a collection of 84,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 1,380 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 2,900 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 4 are fully accredited librarians, plus volunteers. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $84,000. Patrons make 115,000 visits annually, and check out materials 230,000 times. Twenty-three percent of all check-outs are children's materials.