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Calculate the Value of Library Materials & Services

Library Service Value of Service Based On
Adult Books Borrowed $17.00 Amazon.com average price
Young Adult Books Borrowed $12.00 Amazon.com average price
Children Books Borrowed $17.00 Amazon.com average price
Audiobooks Borrowed $9.95 Audible.com download average
Interlibrary Loan Requests $25.00 Amazon.com average price plus shipping
Magazines Read $5.00 Estimated purchase price average
Newspapers Read $9.50 Boston Globe subscription (outside city)
Movies Borrowed $7.99 Estimated Netflix average
Video Games $60.00 Estimated GameStop/Amazon average
eBooks Downloaded $15.00 Estimated B&N/Amazon average
CDs Borrowed $9.95 iTunes download album average
Music Downloaded $1.00 iTunes download song average
Meeting Room Use (per hour) $25.00 Estimated value
Reference Assistance $7.00 Average library cost
Database Searches $19.95 Average cost for online article search
Computer Training Classes (per hour) $25.00 Google.com average price
Computer Use (per hour) $12.00 FedEx/Kinkos price
Adult Programs Attended $15.00 Entertainment/program admission fee - estimated average per adult
Young Adult Programs Attended $12.00 Entertainment/program admission fee - estimated average per youth
Children's Programs Attended $7.00 Entertainment/program admission fee - estimated average per child