What is the Library Worth to You?

Library Use Calculator

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

1.  Enter in the left column the number of times per month you or your family use each service.

2.  Estimated retail value of each service will be calculated on the right.

3.  Total value of your library use is shown at the bottom of the worksheet.

4.  Tip: Tab between entries and do not use commas.

Value of Library Services

Input Your

Library Services

Value of

(i.e. Internet, MS Word, etc.)

We would like to know the value you calculated.

Please take a few seconds to submit the information here.

Thank you!


The calculator worksheet has been adapted from the downloadable Excel 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. Homewood Public Library adapted and modified it to meet its services offered.