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Economic Impact

Calculate the Value of your Library Use!

How much money have YOU saved? Use our Value Calculator tool to see how much you and your family saved during your most recent visit to the Library, or during a typical week or month!

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  • Enter in the left hand column the number of times per month or per visit you use each service.
  • Estimated retail value of each service 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.

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Library Materials & Services # of Times/Items Value of
Print Material Borrowed
A/V Material Borrowed
Kits, Technology, and Passes Borrowed
Electronic Material Borrowed
Programs Attended
Library Services
(i.e. WiFi, computer stations, Courtice Studio, etc.)


Data primarily from LSC Canadian Library Purchasing Power 2018 and Measuring the Economic Impact of Your Library, adapted by the Halton Hills Public Library. The calculator has been adapted from the Library Boards Association of Nova Scotia, from the calculator originally provided by the Massachusetts Library Association.