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Consolidate libraries and/or library hours. There are many adjoining neighborhoods which all have libraries (i.e. Fremont and Wallingford; Queen Anne and Magnolia). Either consolidate and close one if there are adjacent ones, or at least share hours, for example Fremont is open Wed.-Sat. and Wallingford Sun.-Tues. Most people just use libraries to pick up holds, so you could also reduce hours for everything else and just ...more »

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Charge for hold items at libraries

Charge library patrons .50 to hold items. This will pay for the cost of City transportation to haul books and other materials placed on hold, from one library branch to another. Many libraries do this across the country.

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Assign an added fee for library material holds.

Help solve library budget crisis by charging a small fee when each time an individual places a "hold" on library materials. It's extra work for our library system and an added convenience for the public. Well worth it!

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Library cost savings

I suggest that dealing with all music and entertainment DVD's be stopped. This material can all be gotten in other ways without cost to the taxpayer.

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Library rental revenue

Promote expanded convention capacity downtown by renting out space in city buildings--in particular at the central library.

 

Promote rental of neighborhood libraries for neighborhood events, etc.

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Keep Libraries Open by Extending Furloughs

Libraries are crucial to the functioning of the city of Seattle. They provide youth with a place to go after school, internet access for those who do not have internet in their homes, and books and other resources for communities around the city. For these reasons, I don't think any libraries should be permanently closed in the Seattle area. Instead, we could take another furlough week. Two furlough weeks would save ...more »

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Increase and spread out library furlough days.

I think you should increase the number of furlough days in the Library system to 2 weeks instead of the 1 week you took the past two years. Instead of having the days in one consecutive block however, you should spread it out so each branch is shut down for a total of 14 days throughout the year, but the days are spread out, and if a branch is closed, the next closest branch will still be open and available to patrons. ...more »

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e-book Donations

Allow us to donate e-books to the collection. I love my e-reader but the e-book collection doesn't have the greatest selection. I'm sure the overhead to add it to the collection would be on the order of minutes rather than hours with physical books, why not make an easy way for us to do it?

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