I thought it might be useful to put our cards on the table regarding budget allocations, especially for those of us who are new to Istanbul and don't know the standards. My principal wants to be able to support a significant increase for the library at the budget meeting, and said it would help if she had knew what other schools were getting.

I'll go first. Our total budget for all expenses - databases, periodicals, Destiny, books print and electronic, office supplies, anti-theft, maintenance and repair - is 86,200 TL this year. We serve 1,000 students and 200 faculty. You?

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