Beverly Free Library, serving an area of 10,500 residents, has a collection of 39,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 1,540 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 1,050 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes.
Staffing consists of 6 employees, including one fully accredited librarian, plus volunteers. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $40,000. Patrons make 46,000 visits annually, and check out materials 66,000 times. Thirty-one percent of all check-outs are children's materials.