Library Value and Personal Savings Calculator

How much is your public library saving you?

How much would you have to pay for the library materials and
services you use if you had to purchase them?

Input Your Use Library Materials and Services (Monthly) Value
Adult Hardcover Books Borrowed $
Children's and Teen Books Borrowed $
Paperbacks Borrowed $
Magazines Borrowed or Read in Library $
Newspapers Browsed or Read in Library $
Movies Borrowed $
Audio Books Borrowed $
Audio Books Downloaded $
E-Books Downloaded $
Music CD Borrowed $
Magazine Use in Library $
Interlibrary Loans $
Meeting Room Use per Hour $
Adult Programs and Classes Attended $
Movies Attended $
Children's and Teen Programs Attended $
Museum Passes Borrowed (family of 4) $
Use of Job Resources in the Library or Online $
Online Language Learning (# of Hours) $
Hours of Computer Use
  (i.e. Internet, MS Word, etc.)
Online Newspaper Article $
Use of Online Databases $
Use of Online Homework Help (# of Hours) $
Reference Questions Answered $
One-to-one Computer Assistance $
Computer Classes Attended $


The calculator has been adapted from one developed by the New Jersey State Library.
The calculator has been modified to reflect items and costs in Nassau County, NY.