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December 11, 2016

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OverDrive ebook issues

Some patrons report seeing incorrect ebook holds and checkouts. Please log out and back in to clear. If you are consistently seeing incorrect ebook entries please report to Ask a Librarian. We are working with OverDrive to resolve this issue.

The Library's Website may experience brief outages

On Sunday, Dec. 11, from 4 a.m. to noon, the Library's website may experience brief intermittent outages due to scheduled server maintenance.

2016 Budget

On Nov. 23, 2015, the City Council approved Mayor Ed Murray's proposed 2016 budget.


The Library's 2016 operating budget is $67.2 million, which includes $13.7 million in funding from the Library levy, and is $1.8 million higher than the Library's 2015 operating budget. The $4.5 million capital improvement budget, which is used for major maintenance and asset preservation, includes $2.24 million from the Library levy, and is $900,000 more than in 2015.


In August 2012, Seattle voters approved a $123 million, seven-year Library levy to restore and improve core services.


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