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January 20, 2018

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Service interruption in the Library's Online Catalog - Jan. 21

Between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 21, our Bibliocommons catalog will be unavailable for up to two hours for system maintenance. During that time, please use our classic catalog.

2018 Budget

On Nov. 20, 2017, the Seattle City Council approved the 2018 city budget.


The Library’s 2018 operating budget is $74.9 million, which includes $16.6 million from the Library levy. The $7.5 million capital improvement budget, which is used for major maintenance and asset preservation, includes $4.1 million from the Library levy.


2018 Operations Plan pdf


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


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