Provo City Library, serving an area of 105,000 residents, has a collection of 176,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 8,800 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 7,800 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 40 employees, of whom 6 are fully accredited librarians, plus volunteers. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $320,000. Patrons make 480,000 visits annually, and check out materials 1,150,000 times. Forty-six percent of all check-outs are children's materials.