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Library Use Value Calculator
What is your Library worth to you?


How much would you pay out-of-pocket for your Library services?

  • Enter in the left hand column the number of times per month you or your family use each service.
  • Estimated retail value of each service will be calculated on the right.
  • Total value of your library use is shown at the bottom of the worksheet.
  • Tip: Tab between entries and do not use commas.
Calculate the Value

Each Month
Library Services
Value of
Books Borrowed
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Magazines Borrowed
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Movies Borrowed
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Music CDs Borrowed
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Audiobooks Borrowed
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Videogames Borrowed
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Download eBook
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Download Audiobook
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Download Music Track
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Magazine Use in Library
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Interlibrary Loan
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Study Room Use per 2 Hours
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Adult Programs Attended
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Children's Programs Attended
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Computer Classes (each session)
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Hours of Computer Use
  (i.e. Internet, MS Word, etc.)
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Newspaper Articles Viewed Online
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Other Database Searching
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Reference Questions Asked
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$ per month

The calculator worksheet has been adapted from a downloadable spreadsheet, originally provided by the Massachusetts Library Associationexternal link and then adapted for the web by Chelmsford Public Libraryexternal link.

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.

Did you know?

For every tax dollar invested in the Library, the community receives over $4 in direct benefits.


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