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February 22, 2018

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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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