Calculate the Value of Library Materials & Services
- In the left column, enter the number of times per month you or your family borrow an item or use each service.
- The Estimated Retail Value of each service (if purchased) will be automatically calculated on the right.
- The Total Value of your Library Use is shown at the bottom of the worksheet.
- Tip: Tab between entries and do not use commas.
|Library Service||Value of Service||Based On|
|Adult Books Borrowed||$17.00||Amazon.com average price|
|Young Adult Books Borrowed||$12.00||Amazon.com average price|
|Children Books Borrowed||$17.00||Amazon.com average price|
|Audiobooks Borrowed||$9.95||Audible.com download average|
|Interlibrary Loan Requests||$25.00||Amazon.com average price plus shipping|
|Magazines Read||$5.00||Estimated purchase price average|
|Newspapers Read||$9.50||Boston Globe subscription (outside city)|
|Movies Borrowed||$15.49||Estimated Netflix average|
|Video Games||$60.00||Estimated GameStop/Amazon average|
|eBooks Downloaded||$15.00||Estimated B&N/Amazon average|
|CDs Borrowed||$9.95||iTunes download album average|
|Music Downloaded||$1.00||iTunes download song average|
|Meeting Room + Technology Use (per hour)||$185.00||Estimated value|
|Reference Assistance||$7.00||Average library cost|
|Database Searches||$19.95||Average cost for online article search|
|Computer Training Classes (per hour)||$60.00||Google.com average price|
|Computer Use (per hour)||$27.00||FedEx/Kinkos price|
|Adult Programs Attended||$15.00||Entertainment/program admission fee - estimated average per adult|
|Young Adult Programs Attended||$12.00||Entertainment/program admission fee - estimated average per youth|
|Children's Programs Attended||$7.00||Entertainment/program admission fee - estimated average per child|