Gothenburg Public Library, serving an area of 3,300 residents, has a collection of 17,600 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 840 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 390 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 4 employees, including one fully accredited librarian, plus volunteers. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $22,000. Patrons make 32,000 visits annually, and check out materials 50,000 times. Fifty-four percent of all check-outs are children's materials.