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 (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.
Input Your Use Library Services Value of Services
(Includes streaming video)
(internet, MS Word, etc.)
(Includes Zinio)
(in-person, online, text)
(Early literacy materials for parents/caregivers/preschool)


The calculator worksheet has been adapted from original downloadable spreadsheet 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.

Updated June 2013

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