High Point Public Library, serving an area of 88,000 residents, has a collection of 280,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 7,200 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 9,600 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 66 employees, of whom 21 are fully accredited librarians, plus volunteers. The system comprises one central library, plus one bookmobile. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $480,000. Patrons make 330,000 visits annually, and check out materials 750,000 times. Twenty-eight percent of all check-outs are children's materials.