Phoenixville Public Library, serving an area of 28,000 residents, has a collection of 48,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 1,890 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 1,200 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 10 employees, including one fully accredited librarian, plus volunteers. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $105,000. Patrons make 161,000 visits annually, and check out materials 168,000 times. Fifty-eight percent of all check-outs are children's materials.