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Library Value Calculator

A DVD here. A video game and book there. Over time, the value of your library card adds up! Have you ever wondered how much you would pay out-of-pocket if the library didn't exist, or if these services and resources were only available at a cost? Use the Library Value Calculator to find out.

In the left column, enter the number of times per month you use the library service listed. The estimated retail value will be calculated on the right. The total value of your library use is shown at the bottom.

Value of Your Library Use
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Library Materials & Services Value of
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This worksheet has been adapted from the Massachusetts Library Association and Chelmsford Library. How the values were calculated.