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Maintain buildings

Maintaining the Library buildings


Maintenance = Sustainability


We promised to maintain buildings for the next generation.


2013 Accomplishments:


  • Implemented a comprehensive preventive maintenance plan to extend the life of our facilities
  • Increased building, custodial and engineering services
  • Enhanced fire safety of stairwells, added sewer bypass and improved escalator safety at the Central Library 
  • Improved parking lots at the Columbia and Southwest branches
  • Refurbished plaster ceiling at the West Seattle Branch

2013 Spending: $1.9 million

Libraries for All : Investing in Experiences
12,000+ more hours spent on maintence. "Our libraries are an investment in our future, and are a source of pride for our community. Thank you for protecting our investment!" - Central Library patron

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