Fort Sumner Public Library, serving an area of 2,400 residents, has a collection of 17,600 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 132 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 260 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of one employee, including one fully accredited librarian, plus volunteers. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $5,800. Patrons make 8,800 visits annually, and check out materials 8,000 times. Nineteen percent of all check-outs are children's materials.