Missouri River Regional Library, serving an area of 84,000 residents, has a collection of 189,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 13,200 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 7,200 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 44 employees, of whom 5 are fully accredited librarians, plus volunteers. The system comprises one central library and one branch library, plus one bookmobile. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $320,000. Patrons make 320,000 visits annually, and check out materials 500,000 times. Forty percent of all check-outs are children's materials.
This facility houses administative offices. Branch libraries are listed below.