Library Value


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.


Value of Library Services
Input Your
Monthly Use
Library ServicesValue of
(i.e. Internet, MS Word, etc.)


Monthly Value of Your Library Use






Read our explanations of the values used above. 

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. This spreadsheet requires Microsoft Excel to view.



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