Bonne Terre Memorial Library, serving an area of 4,000 residents, has a collection of 16,100 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 260 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 660 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 4 employees, including one fully accredited librarian, plus volunteers. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $6,900. Patrons make 16,800 visits annually, and check out materials 29,000 times. Thirty-two percent of all check-outs are children's materials.