Library Value Calculator

Calculate the Value of Your Library use!

How much would services the library provides cost if you had to pay for them directly?

To find out, just enter in the lefthand column the number of times you or your family use each service listed. The estimated retail value of each service will be calculated on the right, and the total value of your library use is shown at the bottom of the worksheet – and let us know what you think about our library service using the comments form at the bottom of the page.

Value of Library Services
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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. NEILSA has made changes relevant to services in Iowa. This spreadsheet requires either Microsoft Excel or the Excel Viewer.

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