Toole County Library, serving an area of 5,200 residents, has a collection of 24,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 500 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 250 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. The system comprises one central library and one branch library. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $14,700. Patrons make 31,000 visits annually, and check out materials 44,000 times. Thirty-eight percent of all check-outs are children's materials.