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.
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.