Brentwood Public Library, serving an area of 78,000 residents, has a collection of 290,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 14,700 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 14,700 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 50 employees, of whom 19 are fully accredited librarians, plus volunteers. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $480,000. Patrons make 500,000 visits annually, and check out materials 420,000 times. Thirty-three percent of all check-outs are children's materials.