Central North Carolina Regional Library, serving an area of 180,000 residents, has a collection of 250,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 10,500 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 11,500 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 48 employees, of whom 10 are fully accredited librarians, plus volunteers. The system comprises one central library and 6 branch libraries, plus one bookmobile. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $380,000. Patrons make 630,000 visits annually, and check out materials 840,000 times. Thirty percent of all check-outs are children's materials.