Updated:
February 22, 2012

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Monday through Thursday
10am - 12pm
and 2pm - 7pm

Friday 10am - 5pm

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Sunday closed

Library Use & Return on Investment Value Calculator

What is your library worth to you? We know you value the services and resources provided by your public library, but just how much are those services worth? How much would you pay out-of-pocket if the library didn't exist, or if these services and resources weren't available at no cost?

Take a moment and reflect on your library use over the past month, then plug those numbers into the form below. This page will calculate a total value related to the items you checked out and the services and resources you used. It also calculates a "return on investment" that is based on the per capita library expenditures in your community.

Please enter the number of times you use the following library services each month:
Input
Your Use
Library Materials & Services Value of
Services


For every $1.00 in taxes you spend on your library,
you receive $___ of value in return*

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