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Economic Impact

Calculate the Value of your Library Use!

  • 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 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
per Month
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.