What is Your Library Worth?

Ever wonder how valuable your library really is? Click on this ROI (return on investment) calculator to see just how much the services and collections you use at your local library are really worth, in actual dollars!

Input Your Use Library Materials & Services Value per Item Value of Your Use
Adult Books Borrowed
Young Adult Books Borrowed
Children Books Borrowed
Audiobooks Borrowed
Interlibrary Loan Requests
eBooks Downloaded
Magazines Read
Newspapers Read
Movies Borrowed
CDs Borrowed
Non-traditional ITEM check outs Details
Meeting Room Use (per hour)
Adult Programs Attended
Young Adult Programs Attended
Children's Programs Attended
Museum Passes Borrowed
Computer Use (per hour)
Database Searches
Reference Assistance

In 2017 the Blue Island Public Library checked out over 90,000 items and 8,259 people attended library programs.

This worksheet has been adapted from the Massachusetts Library Association and Chelmsford Library.

How the values were calculated.