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Calculate the Value of YOUR Library Use!

Curious how much the services the library provides you would cost per year if you had to pay for them directly?

To find out, on the left enter the number of times you use each service each year. The estimated retail value of each service will be calculated on the right, and the total value of your library use is shown at the bottom of the page.

Number Used Library Materials & Services Value of Your Use

Adult Books Borrowed $
YA Books Borrowed $
Childrens Books Borrowed
Audiobooks Borrowed/Downloaded
Interlibrary Loan Requests
eBooks Downloaded
Magazines Read
Newspapers Read
Movies Borrowed
CDs Borrowed

Meeting Room Use (per hour)
Adult Program Attended
Young Adult Program Attended
Childrens Program Attended
Museum Passes Borrowed
Computer Use (per hour)
Database Searches
Reference Assistance


This calculator has been adapted from work done by the Massachusetts Library Association and the Chelmsford Library.

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