Columbia County Traveling Library Authority, serving an area of 30,000 residents, has a collection of 17,600 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 310 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 63 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 3 employees, including one fully accredited librarian, plus volunteers. The system comprises one central library, plus one bookmobile. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $16,000. Patrons make 154,000 visits annually, and check out materials 58,000 times. Fifty-two percent of all check-outs are children's materials.