What's Your Library Worth to You?
Individualized Return on Investment Calculator
|Values used in the calculations above|
|Value of a book checked out at a library, including via interlibrary loan = $30|
|Value of a magazine read at a library = $4|
|Value of a movie checked out at a library = $10|
|Value of a music recording checked out at a library = $15|
|Value of an audio book checked out at a library= $30
|Value of a children's program at a library = $6
|Value of a library program, such as a book club, for adults = $10
|Value of a patron spending an hour on a library computer = $12|
|Value of a reference question at a library = $15
|Value of full-text articles accessed from a library's Web site = $15|
|Value of utilizing library resources in-house = $10|
|Value for Museum Adventure Pass checked out at a library = $15
Adapted from the Library Research Service Return on Investment calculator code.
You are seeing a returned value of $ for every one dollar invested!