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Value Calculator


Library Use Value Calculator

How much 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 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
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Library Services Value of
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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. This spreadsheet requires either Microsoft Excel or the Excel Viewer.

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We'd love to hear what value you arrived at!
  • If Lincoln City Libraries is your local library, please use our feedback form.

Information for other libraries

  • How to customize and use on your local library web site.
  • Feel free to link to this calculator for patrons where ever your library is.