Library Use Value Calculator

What is your library worth to you?

How much would you pay out-of-pocket for your library services?

  • Enter in the left hand column the number of times per month you or your family use each service.
  • Estimated retail value of each service will be calculated on the right.
  • Total value of your library use per month is shown at the bottom of the worksheet.
  • Tip: Tab between entries and do not use commas.

Once you've completed the worksheet, you can compare what it would cost you to pay for this service to what you pay each month in taxes for library services.

Value of Library Services
Input Your
Library Services Value of
(i.e. Internet, MS Word, etc.)

The calculator worksheet has been adapted from the Maine State Library.

How these figures were calculated.

Library Tax Comparison  

Compare how much you paid in taxes per month for library services to the value of library services provided.

Taxable value of your home
or condominium
  Amount of Taxes paid