Sheppard Memorial Library, serving an area of 132,000 residents, has a collection of 230,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 8,800 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 4,400 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 32 employees, of whom 3 are fully accredited librarians, plus volunteers. The system comprises one central library and 4 branch libraries, plus one bookmobile. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $210,000. Patrons make 250,000 visits annually, and check out materials 460,000 times. Forty-four percent of all check-outs are children's materials.