Bayard Public Library, serving an area of 2,500 residents, has a collection of 14,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 420 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 500 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of one employee, plus volunteers. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $6,300. Patrons make 8,000 visits annually, and check out materials 16,800 times. Twenty-three percent of all check-outs are children's materials.