The Calhoun-Gordon County Library, under the direction of the Northwest Georgia Regional Library System, which serves Gordon, Whitfield, and Murray Counties and is headquartered in Dalton, is responsible for operating and managing the local Gordon County library branch. This library branch has a collection of about 90,839 pieces including books, videos, newspapers, magazines, genealogy materials, and computers, 31,307 card holders, 246,460 patron visits during FY 2009 to 2010, and a circulation of 141,757 items from FY 2009 to 2010. The library’s operation is funded by the county (65%) and the City of Calhoun (35%). The county provides this agency with an annual supplement and the state provides funding for the purchase of additional library materials. In October 2011, the library joined the Public Information Network for Electronic Services (PINES) system to increase the community’s access to more information.