Red Lodge Carnegie Library, serving an area of 5,000 residents, has a collection of 12,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 400 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 126 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of one employee, including one fully accredited librarian, plus volunteers. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $2,400. Patrons make 14,700 visits annually, and check out materials 37,000 times. Thirty-one percent of all check-outs are children's materials.