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How much would it cost if you had to pay for your library services directly?

  • Enter in the left hand column the number of times per month you or your family use each service. (e.g. how many books borrowed and how many programs attended in a month).
  • 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.
Library Services Input Your Use Value of Services
(i.e. Internet, MS Word, etc.)

This online calculator has been adapted from the original spreadsheet 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.