Chewelah, serving an area of 2,200 residents, has a collection of 46,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 880 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 1,800 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. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $30,000. Patrons make 28,000 visits annually, and check out materials 69,000 times. Forty-four percent of all check-outs are children's materials.