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Madison College Libraries Return on Investment Calculator

What is the library worth to you? How much does the library save you each month in out of pocket expenses?

Madison College Libraries Value Calculator

What is your library worth to you? How much does the library save you in out of pocket expenses?

  • Enter in the left hand column the number of times per month you use each service. Click the 'Calculate The Value of YOUR Library Use' button on the bottom to calculate your monthly value of using the library. Estimated value of each service will be calculated on the right.
  • Tip: Tab between entries and do not use commas.
  • Disclaimer: The values for the items in the calculator are estimates. When presented with various cost options we always show the lowest so the calculator likely underestimates your library value. See explanation of values in the box to the right of the calculator.

Library Use Per Month

Library Services

Value of Services

Books borrowed

$

Reserve textbooks borrowed

$

Magazines borrowed

$

Newspapers used

$

DVDs borrowed

$

Audiobooks borrowed

$

3 day iPads borrowed from the library

$

Interlibrary loan

$

Group study room use per hour

$

Info. lit. sessions attended

$

Estimated minutes receiving computer help

$

Estimated minutes working with librarian

$

Number of articles accessed on library databases

$

Estimated hours spent on a library computer

$

$
 

Acknowledgements: This worksheet has been adapted from the downloadable spreadsheet, originally provided by the Massachusetts Library Association and then adapted for the web by Chelmsford Public Library. Madison College Libraries has further adapted it for our own libraries.

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