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What is your Library Card Worth?

Library Card Value Calculator

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.
  • For information on how to get a card, click here.

Your Use Library Services Value of Services
Value you receive monthly from your library: $
For every $1.00 you spend on a single subscription card, you receive $ of value in return each month*

Where did these numbers come from?

Your personal return on investment is based on your responses and the $65 charged for an individual subscription membership at the Peabody Public Library.

Adapted from the Library Research Service Return on Investment calculator code.