Lee County Library, serving an area of 50,000 residents, has a collection of 126,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 3,500 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 4,000 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 12 employees, of whom 3 are fully accredited librarians, plus volunteers. The system comprises one central library and 2 branch libraries. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $132,000. Patrons make 140,000 visits annually, and check out materials 198,000 times. Thirty-five percent of all check-outs are children's materials.