Ozark Regional Library, serving an area of 63,000 residents, has a collection of 132,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 6,000 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 1,260 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 18 employees, of whom 4 are fully accredited librarians, plus volunteers. The system comprises one central library and 7 branch libraries, plus one bookmobile. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $100,000. Patrons make 100,000 visits annually, and check out materials 189,000 times. Forty-four percent of all check-outs are children's materials.