Library Calculator

How much do you save each time you visit the library?

Use the calculator below to find out!

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My Yearly Benefit:
  • Libraries provide a valuable community resource.

    Find out the value of your library. Enter the number of items or services you use each month below:

  • How often do you visit the library?

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  • How many of each item/service do you typically use?

Hardback Books $30.00 $0
Paperback Books $16.00 $0
Movie or TV DVD $10.50 $0
Movie or TV Blu-Ray $14.00 $0
Video Games $21.00 $0
Music CDs $14.00 $0
Audiobooks $30.00 $0
E-book Downloads $10.00 $0
Homework Help $10.00 $0
Reference Question $10.00 $0
Reference Database Search $5.00 $0
Interlibrary Loan Book $42.00 $0
Computer Use (15 Min. Incr.) $3.00 $0
Adult Programs $10.00 $0
Teen Programs $10.00 $0
Children's Programs $10.00 $0
Magazines $5.00 $0
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The values in the calculator were determined by the estimated cost of obtaining each of the items without the use of the library.

Hardcover Books
Purchase cost of a new hardcover book
Softcover Books
Purchase cost of a new softcover book
Videos
Rental cost of a DVD or Blu-Ray
Music CD
Purchase cost of a music CD
Audiobook
Purchase cost of a CD audiobook
Ebook Download
Purchase cost of an eBook
Audiobook Download
Purchase cost of an audiobook
Computer Use
Cost of hourly computer usage at a business center
Programs/Classes
Cost of outside classes
Newspaper/Magazine
Purchase cost of a magazine or 1 week of a newspaper subscription
Library Value Calculator

Serving All County Residents (2012 Statistics)

  • Citizens borrowed 2,612,439 items. Of these, children and teens borrowed 39% of items
  • Cumberland County‚Äôs libraries visited 1,202,776 times
  • Books were 60% of total items borrowed
  • eBooks were 1% of items borrowed (34,210)
  • 120,907 people attended library programs

Average Adult Card Holder Borrowed:

  • 30 books at avg. cost $29 = $870
  • 20 videos at avg. cost $30 = $600
  • 9 audios at avg. cost $20 = $180
  • Total value of items borrowed = $1,650
  • Total value for all adult borrowers: $40,007,550

 

Average Youth Card Holder Borrowed:

  • 48 books at avg. cost $19 = $960
  • 12 videos at avg. cost $30 = $360
  • 2 audios at average cost $20 = $40
  • Total value of items borrowed = $1,360
  • Total value for all youth borrowers: $23,878,880

 

Average Library Card Holder:

  • Visited the library website 21 times
  • Requested 9 items be held for pick-up
  • Downloaded 10 reference database articles
  • Used a library Internet computer 3 times
  • Attended 3 programs

 

 

Page Updated: 

January 23, 2017

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