Library Services Calculator

What is your library service worth to you?

Find out 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 (if purchased) 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.
Your Use
Library Service Value of
Books Borrowed
Magazines Borrowed
Movies Borrowed (e.g., Blockbuster)
Music Borrowed
Audio Books Borrowed
State Park Passes Borrowed
Magazine Use in Library
PINES or Interlibrary Loan
Meeting Room Use per Hour
Adult Programs Attended
Teen Programs Attended
Children's Programs Attended
Hours of Computer Use, e.g., Internet and/or Office Tools access
Months of Use for Other Database Searching
Reference Questions Asked

This calculator has been adapted from the one originally provided by the Massachusetts Library Association.