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October 4, 2015

About the Library

Libraries for All : Levy at a Glance

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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





Daily Maintenance


Major Maintenance

Preserve Current Core Services
in Operating Fund

Levy Administration