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.