Finances & Budget

BPL Board of Trustees Vote to Approve FY14 Recommended Budget

by Gina Perille

The Boston Public Library Board of Trustees voted on March 12, 2013, to approve submission of the recommended FY14 Operating Budget to the City of Boston. The $40.9 million budget maintains the acquisition of materials budget (books, CDs, DVDs) at the $4.5 million level. The budget also reflects more than $500,000 in energy and information technology savings and a commitment from the City of Boston to support approximately $535,000 in mandated personnel increases associated with full-time employees. The City of Boston supports 78% of Boston Public Library’s recommended FY14 Operating Budget.

More information will be posted as the City of Boston and Commonwealth of Massachusetts budget processes progress.