Fast Facts

At a Glance (FY 12-13)

LVCCLD At a Glance
  • 14.4 million: Books and other materials checked out
  • 6.5 million: Visits to the branches
  • 2.7 million: Number of items in the collection – almost 20 times the number of slot machines in Las Vegas
  • 1.5 million: Computer use
  • 15,557: Library-sponsored and community programs
  • 573,096: Children and adult program attendance
  • 41,492: Volunteer hours

Service Area

LVCCLD Service Area
  • City of Las Vegas and most of Clark County except for North Las Vegas, Boulder City and Henderson.
  • Serves 1.5 million people over 8,000 square miles—larger than the state of Connecticut.




Governance and Funding

LVCCLD Governance and Funding
  • Is an independent government agency and is not part of Las Vegas city government or the Clark County government.
  • Operations are overseen by a ten-member Board of Trustees, five appointed by the Clark County Commission and five appointed by the Las Vegas City Council.
  • The Board appoints the Library’s Executive Director and has the authority to make policies and approve the budget for the programs, activities and services the branches provide.
  • Regular Board of Trustees meetings are held the second Thursday of each month and are open to the public.
  • Funding is primarily from property taxes and consolidated sales tax.


  • 302 full-time and 393 part-time staff.
  • Staff includes 91 professional librarians with MLIS degrees (Master of Library and Information Science).
  • Remaining staff are professionals and support staff in Administration, Public Services, Marketing, the Business Office, Development, Human Resources, General Services and Information Technology.



LVCCLD Facilities
  • The West Charleston Library includes a Health Science Library that provides consumer health information for the public.
  • Includes 13 urban libraries, 11 outlying libraries and 1 outreach library.
  • Larger libraries offer meeting rooms, conference rooms, children’s storyrooms, and art galleries.
  • West Las Vegas, Summerlin and Clark County Libraries have theatres; West Charleston has a lecture hall and the Windmill Library has an auditorium.