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February 13, 2016

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Libraries for All : Levy at a Glance

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Library Closed Monday, Feb. 15

All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 15.

 

Possible service interruption in online Library services Feb. 13 - 14

The Library will be performing maintenance on our network. While we are not expecting service interruptions during this period, there might be brief interruptions in online services. You will be able to search the Bibliocommons catalog, but may not be able to log in, place holds, renew items or use other catalog features. The former Library catalog (Horizon Information Portal) may experience outages as well. SPL Mobile, access to e-books, free music downloads and many databases and applications also may be affected.

Levy at a Glance

Families using the Childrens center at the Northeast Branch

 

On Aug. 7, 2012, Seattle voters approved a seven-year, $123 million Library levy to supplement city funding and preserve the investment in the 1998 "Libraries for All" bond measure, which resulted in new and improved libraries across the city. The levy addresses four areas identified by the community:

 

 

Overall 2014 spending:

 

$13.9 million, which includes $4.3 million to preserve existing core service levels and $116,000 for levy administration.

 

2014 Levy Spending 

Hours & Access

Collections

Technology

Maintenance:

-

Daily Maintenance

-

Major Maintenance

Preserve Current Core Services
in Operating Fund

Levy Administration

 

$3,082,000

$2,574,000

$1,404,000

$2,469,000

$1,098,000

$1,371,000

$4,286,000
 

$116,000

 Total

$13,931,000