Budget and Operations
Every year, the City Council approves an annual budget appropriation that covers many of our basic expenses.
Our collections include everything we offer for people in Seattle to check out or access online or in Library branches.
A five-member board of trustees governs The Seattle Public Library. Chief Librarian Tom Fay oversees the organization.
Our Work at the Library
We deliver on our mission to bring people, information and ideas together to enrich lives and build community through all of our programs and services.
Planning for the Future
Chief Librarian Tom Fay is leading the development of a new strategic plan for The Seattle Public Library.
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