Neuse Regional Library, serving an area of 88,000 residents, has a collection of 240,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 11,000 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 7,800 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 46 employees, of whom 8 are fully accredited librarians, plus volunteers. The system comprises one central library and 7 branch libraries. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $280,000. Patrons make 500,000 visits annually, and check out materials 600,000 times. Twenty-one percent of all check-outs are children's materials.