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Library Value Calculator

How much value do you receive from library services?  Use the calculator below to figure the retail value per month of the library services you use.

  • Enter in the left hand column the number of books or other items per month you or your family check out or the number of times you use each service.
  • Estimated retail value will be calculated on the right.
  • Share your total and comments with us!  Email Lizz Roberts.

Use Service Cost
Adult Books Borrowed $
Childrens Books Borrowed $
Teen Books Borrowed $
Paperback Books Borrowed $
Audio Books Borrowed $
Downloadable Audiobooks Borrowed $
eBooks Borrowed $
Music CDs Borrowed $
Movies Borrowed $
Magazines Borrowed $
Newspapers $
Premium Resources (ResumeMaker, Consumer Reports, Auto Repair) $
Interlibrary Loan Items Borrowed $
Meeting Room Use per Hour $
Hours of Computer Use $
Reference Questions Asked $

This worksheet has been adapted from a spreadsheet provided by the Massachusetts Library Association. See our local research on the value per service.