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Library Value Calculator

CalculatorWhat is your library saving you?
How much would you pay out-of-pocket for the library services you use?

  • Enter in the left hand column the number of times you or your family use each service.
  • Estimated retail value of each service (if purchased) will be calculated on the right.
  • Total value of your library use is shown at the bottom of the worksheet.
  • See how much you've saved in a day, a week, a month and a year - you'll be amazed!

 

Enter Number

 Library Services

Value of
Services

Books Borrowed

$

Children’s Books Borrowed

$

Paperbacks

$

Magazines Borrowed

$

Newspapers Browsed

$

Movies Borrowed

$

Audio Books Borrowed

$

Museum Passes Borrowed

$

Magazine Use in Library

$

Interlibrary Loan

$

Meeting Room Use per Hour

$

Adult Programs and Classes Attended

$

Children’s Programs Attended

$

Hours of Computer Use
  (i.e. Internet, MS Word, etc.)

$

Online Newspaper Article

$

Use of Online Database Searching

$

Information Research Requests Answered

$

$

 

Acknowledgements:

This calculator worksheet from the New Jersey State Library was originally created by the Massachusetts Library Association and then adapted for the web by Chelmsford Public Library. Maine State Library added extra accessibility coding and reformatting for ease of reading online. Most recent values are from the American Library Association,