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 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.
The calculator above has been adapted from the downloadable spreadsheet (which requires either Microsoft Excel or the Excel Viewer) 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.
How these figures were calculated
Thanks to Geir Bækholt of Plone Solutions who contributed a Plone-friendly version of the "library use value calculator" based on the version from the Maine State Library.