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Library Use Value Calculator

Library Use Value Calculator
Calculate the Value of YOUR Library Use!

$90 million—that’s what customers saved last year by checking out library materials instead of buying them.

Curious how much you saved on your last visit to the library?

Use the calculator to find out. Enter in the left-hand column the number of times you used each service. The calculator will provide an estimated retail value and the total value of your library use will appear at the bottom of the worksheet.

When you calculate what you have saved, let us know! Tell us on the comments form at the bottom of the page.

Library Materials & Services
Number of
Times Used
Value Of
Your Use
Books Borrowed
$
Magazines Borrowed
$
Movies Borrowed
$
Audio Books Borrowed
$
eBooks Downloaded
$
CDs Borrowed
$
Interlibrary Loan Requests
$

Meeting Room Use per Hour
$
Auditorium Use per Hour
$
Adult Programs Attended
$
Teen Programs Attended
$
Children's Programs Attended
$

Hours of Computer Use
$
Database Searching
$
Information Requests
$


$

What Do You Think?

We'd love to hear what you think about this dollar value of your library use - and any general comments on the service the library provides.

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This worksheet has been adapted from a spreadsheet provided by the Massachusetts Library Association and then adapted for the web by Chelmsford Public Library.