Library Savings Calculator

Updated 3/3/23

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


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 replacement value of items circulated in the year 2022.

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