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Library Value Calculator

Library Value Calculator

Find out how much you would have to pay out-of-pocket for these services offered by the Greenwich Library. Use this simple calculator to estimate the value of your library 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 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.

Enter Your Use Library Services Value of Services
Books borrowed $0.00
Children's Books borrowed $0.00
Movies borrowed $0.00
Music CDs borrowed $0.00
Audio Books borrowed $0.00
Video Games borrowed $0.00
Magazine/Newspaper use in Library $0.00
Adult Programs and Classes attended $0.00
Children's Programs attended $0.00
Reference Questions asked $0.00
Interlibrary Loan requests $0.00
Computer use (i.e. Internet, word processing, etc.) per hour $0.00
Online Tools used (databases, newspapers, journals, etc.) $0.00
Total Value: $0.00




How These Values Were Calculated

Service Cost Explanation
Books borrowed $27.00 Average cost of hardcover for adults
Children's Books borrowed $15.00 Average cost of hardcover for children
Movies borrowed $22.00 Average cost to purchase a DVD
Music CDs borrowed $10.00 Estimated purchase cost of popular music CD
Audio Books borrowed $41.00 Average cost to purchase an audio book
Video Games borrowed $40.00 Average cost to purchase a video game
Magazine/Newspaper use in Library $10.00 Average monthly cost of periodical/newspaper issue
Adult Programs and classes attended $10.00 Estimate
Children's Programs attended $6.00 Estimate
Reference Questions asked $15.00 Estimated cost per question
Interlibrary Loan requests $30.00 Average national cost for loans
Computer use in hours (Internet, word processing, etc.) $12.00 Sample hourly rate at a copy center
Online tools used (databases, newspapers, journals, etc. $20.00 Average monthly subscription cost per database

The calculator worksheet has been adapted from the downloadable spreadsheet originally provided by the Massachusetts Library Association and the Maine State Library.


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