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Library Use Value Calculator


$90 million—that’s what customers saved last year by checking out library materials instead of buying them.

Curious how much you saved on your last visit to the library?

Use the calculator to find out. Enter in the left-hand column the number of times you used each service. The calculator will provide an estimated retail value and the total value of your library use will appear at the bottom of the worksheet.

When you calculate what you have saved, let us know! Tell us on the comments form at the bottom of the page.



Calculate the Value of YOUR Library Use!

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This worksheet has been adapted from the Massachusetts Library Association and Chelmsford Library. How the values were calculated.


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