Handley Regional Library, serving an area of 96,000 residents, has a collection of 138,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 2,400 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 1,540 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 29 employees, of whom 9 are fully accredited librarians, plus volunteers. The system comprises one central library and 3 branch libraries, plus one bookmobile. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $690,000. Patrons make 198,000 visits annually, and check out materials 370,000 times. Forty-four percent of all check-outs are children's materials.