Value and Savings Calculator

Have you ever wondered how much you save by using the library instead of purchasing these services and resources? Use the Library Value Calculator to find out!

Please note that this service is for estimation purposes only. Per our system policies, we do not retain the checkout history of patrons in order to ensure their privacy. Therefore, we will not be able to provide statistical data of prior checkouts.

In the middle column, enter the number of times you’ve used 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.

Item/Library Service Input Your Use Value of Services
Adult Books Borrowed $
Children’s Books Borrowed $
Paperback Books Borrowed $
Audiobooks Borrowed $
Interlibrary Loan Requests $
eBooks/eAudiobooks Downloaded $
Magazines Borrowed $
Videos Borrowed $
CDs Borrowed $
Newspaper Use in Library $
Meeting Room Use per Hour $
Programs/Classes Attended – Adult $
Programs Attended – Children $
Computer Use per Hour $
Reference Questions Asked $

The cost figures for library services and estimated retail values were derived from a spreadsheet originally provided by the Massachusetts Library Association, and updated by the Maine State Library.