What is your library worth to you?


How much would you save out-of-pocket when using your library’s 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.

Value of Library Services Per Month

Your Use Library Services Value of Services in Dollars
Books Borrowed
Magazines Borrowed
Movies Borrowed
Recorded Books Borrowed
Interlibrary Loan
Hold a Meeting
Programs Attended
Classes Attended
Hours of High Speed Internet Access
Database Searches
Reference Questions Asked


The calculator worksheet has been adapted from the downloadable spreadsheet, originally provided 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.