Value Calculator

How much would you pay out-of-pocket for your library services? Use the form below to find out.
  • Enter in the left hand column the number of times per month you or your family use each service.
  • The estimated retail value of each service (if available) will be calculated on the right.
  • The total value of your library use will be shown at the bottom of the worksheet.
  • Tip: Press Tab to move between entries.
Input Your
Library Materials & Services Value of
Your Use


The calculator worksheet has been adapted from a spreadsheet used by the Massachusetts Library Association.
It was adapted for the web by
Brian Herzog of the Chelmsford Public Library and has been used with permission.
The cost figures for library services were derived by the
Massachusetts Library Association based on the table found here and comparable prices to services offered by Cuyahoga Falls Library.