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 (if purchased) will be calculated on the right.
- Total value of your library use is shown at the bottom of the worksheet.
- Tip: Tab between entries and do not use commas.
Value of the Library to the Citizens of Carnegie
Value Books Borrowed $15.00 $497,310
Movies Borrowed $4.00 $37,736
Audio Books Borrowed $30.00 $98,629
Music CDs Borrowed $15.00 $23,585
Magazine Use in Library $2.00 $5,000
Pittsburgh Newspapers Use in Library $0.50 $625
Adult Programs and Classes Attended $10.00 $25,000
Children’s Programs Attended $6.00 $4,500
Hours of Computer Use $5.00 $49,000
Hours of Wi-Fi Network Use $2.00 $2,500
Hours of Computer Classes $20.00 $2,000
Search of the online POWER Library $20.00 $35,940
Reference Questions Asked $7.00 $38,850