Library Value Calculator

What is your library worth to you?
How much would you pay out-of-pocket for library services?

  • In the left column, enter the number of times per month you use each library service listed below.
  • The estimated retail value will be calculated on the right.
  • The total value of your library use is shown at the bottom.

Value of Library Services

Input Your Use Library Services Value of Services
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Your library is a great value!

Compare your total with what you actually pay. The average Stanislaus County resident contributes $1.38 per month (or $16.51 per year) to the library budget through their taxable purchases. Stanislaus County sales tax includes 1/8-cent that is earmarked for the library.

The calculator worksheet has been adapted from the downloadable spreadsheet, originally provided by the Massachusetts Library Association and the Maine State Library.

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