How much would you pay out pocket for your library services?
Use this handy calculator to find out what we mean to you.

Input Your
Library Services Value of
Adult Books Borrowed $
Children's/Young Adult Books Borrowed $
Magazines Borrowed $
Newspapers Browsed $
Videos Borrowed $
Audio Books Borrowed $
CDs Borrowed $
Museum Passes Borrowed $

Magazine Use in Library $
Interlibrary Loan $
Meeting Room Use per Hour $
Auditorium Use per Hour $
Adult Programs Attended $
Children's Programs Attended $

Hours of Computer Use
  (i.e. Internet, MS Word, etc.)
Online Magazine or Newspaper Article $
Information Research Requests Answered $


"Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries." Anne Herbert, The Whole Earth Catalog

This calculator is from the Massachusetts Library Association (MLA) Website. They thanked Brian Herzog at Chelmsford Public Library and the Maine State Library for making improvements to the original calculator. See how MLA calculated the values.