Cuyahoga County Public Library, serving an area of 520,000 residents, has a collection of 3,000,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 350,000 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 230,000 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 630 employees, of whom 147 are fully accredited librarians, plus volunteers. The system comprises29 branch libraries. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $9,200,000. Patrons make 4,800,000 visits annually, and check out materials 14,700,000 times. Thirty-two percent of all check-outs are children's materials.
This facility houses administative offices. Branch libraries are listed below.