Library Use Value Calculator

What is your library worth to you?

How much would you pay out-of-pocket for your library services?

Value of Library Services

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Library Services Value of

This calculator worksheet was 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. This spreadsheet requires either Microsoft Excel or the Excel Viewer.

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How these figures were calculated

Feel free to link to this calculator for patrons where ever your library is or use yourself with acknowledgement as we did.


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