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Maintain buildings

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Maintenance = Sustainability


We promised to maintain buildings for the next generation.


2016 Accomplishments:


  • Completed 12,300+ work orders to keep Library buildings clean, efficient and in good working order
  • Improved entrance accessibility and drainage at University Branch
  • Upgraded escalators at the Central Library
  • Improved lighting in the Central Library Books Spiral and at the Capitol Hill, Ballard and Douglass-Truth branches
  • Completed refurbishment of Ballard Branch and began work at High Point Branch
  • Performed carpet cleaning, high dusting, window washing and upholstery cleaning at all locations


2016 Levy Spending: $4.1 million


Leveraging Levy Investments:

  • Replaced the Fifth Avenue entrance door at Central Library to improve access - with funds from Real Estate Excise Taxes
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#ilovespl... it’s not just the books I find inspiring, but the architecture, colors, design, light, art and space. –  Erika L. Library patron