Santa Fe Public Library, serving an area of 63,000 residents, has a collection of 260,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 6,000 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 3,700 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 42 employees, of whom 12 are fully accredited librarians, plus volunteers. The system comprises one central library and 2 branch libraries. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $290,000. Patrons make 660,000 visits annually, and check out materials 720,000 times. Twenty-five percent of all check-outs are children's materials.