Frederick County Public Libraries, serving an area of 198,000 residents, has a collection of 370,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 16,100 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 84 employees, of whom 18 are fully accredited librarians, plus volunteers. The system comprises one central library and 5 branch libraries, plus 2 bookmobiles. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $840,000. Patrons make 690,000 visits annually, and check out materials 1,470,000 times. Forty-two percent of all check-outs are children's materials.
This facility houses administative offices. Branch libraries are listed below.