Library Savings Calculator

How much would you have to pay for the services your library provides for free?

  • 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.
  • Optional: send us your total along with your comments about the library.
Use   Service Cost
  Adult Books Borrowed $
  Childrens/Young Adult Books Borrowed $
  Audio Books Borrowed $
  CDs Borrowed $
  Movies Borrowed $
  Magazines Borrowed $
  Computer Software Borrowed $
  Puppets Borrowed $
  Museum Passes Borrowed $
  Interlibrary Loan Items Borrowed $
  Electronic Books Borrowed $
  Electronic Audio Books Borrowed $
  Adult Programs & Classes Attended $
  Children's Programs Attended $
  Meeting Room Use per Hour $
  Auditorium Use per Hour $
  Hours of Computer Use $
  Magazine Use in Library $
  Newspapers Browsed $
  Newspapers/Magazines Viewed Online $
  Other Database Searching $
  Reference Questions Asked $
Customize this list

This worksheet has been adapted from the downloadable spreadsheet provided by the Massachusetts Library Association.