Library Savings Calculator

How much money are you saving by using your local library? Libraries offer a variety of free services and resources to the community that would otherwise be paid for out of pocket. This calculator shows how much money you save by utilizing your local library.

Enter in the number of times per month you or your family use each service.

 

Input Your Use Library Services Value of Services
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This calculator was inspired by formulas used in the ROI calculators by Communications Services and the Ohio Library Council and adapted from the Maine State Library's online code.

The values used were calculated by the costs of comparable local services and realistic value by multiplying the actual value of physical materials (print books, audiobooks on CD, DVDs/Blu-ray, and kits/video games) by .50 to account for possible resale value.

You can download the interactive Library Savings Calculator PDF to use offline.