Fairfax County Public Library, serving an area of 1,000,000 residents, has a collection of 2,500,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 60,000 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 11,000 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 500 employees, of whom 132 are fully accredited librarians, plus volunteers. The system comprises21 branch libraries. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $6,600,000. Patrons make 5,000,000 visits annually, and check out materials 12,600,000 times. Forty percent of all check-outs are children's materials.
This facility houses administative offices. Branch libraries are listed below.