Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Library System, serving an area of 560,000 residents, has a collection of 1,320,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 8,400 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 1,400 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 154 employees, of whom 42 are fully accredited librarians, plus volunteers. The system comprises one central library and 16 branch libraries, plus one bookmobile. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $1,760,000. Patrons make 1,540,000 visits annually, and check out materials 3,100,000 times. Thirty-seven percent of all check-outs are children's materials.
This facility houses administative offices. Branch libraries are listed below.