Library Value Calculator

Ever wonder how much you would otherwise pay out-of-pocket for your library services?

  • Enter in the left hand column the number of times per month you or your family use each service.
  • Estimated retail value of each service (if purchased) will be calculated on the right.
    NOTE: Hover your mouse over the price in the Estimated Retail Values column for explanations.
  • Total value of your library use per month is shown at the bottom of the worksheet.
  • Tip: Tab between entries and do not use commas.
Input Your
Monthly Use
Library Services Value of

(i.e. Internet, MS Word, etc.)

Estimated Retail Values

Books = $20.00

Audiobook = $25.00

Interlibrary Loan = $20.00

eBook/eAudiobook = $15.00

Magazine = $5.00

Movie = $15.00

CD = $13.00

Museum Pass = $20.00

Newspaper = $2.50

Genealogy Database = $25.00

Business Database = $198.00

Online Lesson = $30.00

Meeting Room = $20.00

Adult Program = $10.00

Child Program = $10.00

Computer Use = $5.00


Value Line value

The discounted price for a personal Value Line subscription is $198.00 annually. They don't offer a monthly option.