Library Value Calculator

What is your library saving you?
How much would you pay out-of-pocket for the library services you use?

  • 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: ┬áTab between entries and do not use commas.
  • Disclaimer: The values for the items in the calculator were derived from the Maine State Library calculator and adapted for New Jersey by Mount Laurel Public Library.

 

Input Your
Use

Library Services

Value of
Services

Books Borrowed

$

Children's Books Borrowed

$

Paperbacks

$

Magazines Borrowed

$

Newspapers Browsed

$

Movies Borrowed

$

Audio Books Borrowed

$

Magazine Use in Library

$

Interlibrary Loan

$

Meeting Room Use per Hour

$

Adult Programs and Classes Attended

$

Children's Programs Attended

$

Hours of Computer Use
  (i.e. Internet, MS Word, etc.)

$

Online Newspaper Article

$

Use of Online Database Searching

$

Information Research Requests Answered

$

$



Acknowledgements:

The calculator worksheet is provided by the NJ State Library. It was adapted from a downloadable spreadsheet, originally provided by the Massachusetts Library Association and then adapted for the web by Chelmsford Public Library. Mount Laurel Public Library adjusted the categories and prices to better reflect the items and costs in New Jersey.