Stillwater Public Library, serving an area of 39,000 residents, has a collection of 100,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 8,000 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 2,600 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 18 employees, of whom 4 are fully accredited librarians, plus volunteers. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $147,000. Patrons make 280,000 visits annually, and check out materials 420,000 times. Thirty-seven percent of all check-outs are children's materials.