Library Use Value Calculator

Question the worth of libraries? Well, now you can see just how much you’re saving by using library services. Let your representative know just how needed we are. Here’s 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 (if purchased) 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.

Input Your Use

Library Materials & Services

$ Value of Your Use





This worksheet has been adapted from the Massachusetts Library Association and Chelmsford Library. It also uses some information and images gathered from the Maine State Library. Here is how the values were calculated.