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November 26, 2015

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Library Closed Thursday, Nov. 26

All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 26.

2015 Budget

On Nov. 24, 2014, the City Council approved Mayor Ed Murray's proposed 2015 budget.


The Library's 2015 operating budget is $65.3 million, which includes $13.1 million in funding from the Library levy and is approximately $1.6 million above the Library's 2014 operations budget. The $3.65 million capital improvement budget, which is used for major maintenance and asset preservation, is $750,000 less than in 2014.


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


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