Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, serving an area of 176,000 residents, has a collection of 132,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 3,700 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 3,500 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 33 employees, of whom 6 are fully accredited librarians, plus volunteers. The system comprises one central library, plus one bookmobile. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $270,000. Patrons make 350,000 visits annually, and check out materials 420,000 times. Twenty-seven percent of all check-outs are children's materials.
This facility houses administative offices. Branch libraries are listed below.