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. Executive Director and Chief Librarian Marcellus Turner oversees the organization.
Our Mission and Strategic Direction
Our mission is to bring people, information and ideas together to enrich lives and build community.
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