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Library Value Calculator My Yearly Benefit:
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Libraries provide a valuable community resource.
To learn the value of the services you receive from using your free public library, complete the survey below.

You may be surprised to see the savings from using Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries!
How often do you visit the library?
Weekly Bi-Weekly Monthly
How many of each item/service do you typically use?
Input your
use
Average
retail cost
Value of
your use
Hardcover Adult Books $19.22 $0.00
Paperback Books $16.42 $0.00
Children's Books $9.67 $0.00
Audio Books on CDs borrowed $34.65 $0.00
EBooks/Audiobook Download $17.62 $0.00
Music Downloaded
(per song)
$1.29 $0.00
Magazines Borrowed $5.00 $0.00
BluRay/DVD Rental $4.00 $0.00
Music CDs borrowed $13.85 $0.00
Computer Use (per hour) $12.00 $0.00
Computer Training Class
(2 hours)
$50.00 $0.00
WiFi Use $7.95 $0.00
Newspaper - Full week $12.95 $0.00
Newspaper Archives $2.95 $0.00
Librarian Assistance
(per 15 minutes)
$8.50 $0.00
Genealogy Research
(per hour)
$25.00 $
Online Database Downloads $15.00 $0.00
Reference Questions $15.00 $0.00
Interlibrary Loan Requests $25.00 $0.00
Children's Programs $8.49 $0.00
Adult Programs $9.99 $0.00
Meeting Room Use
(2 hours)
$50.00 $0.00
My Weekly Benefit:
$0.00
Thank you!
How values were determined

Disclaimer: Some of the values of the items included in this calculator were derived from other library calculators as noted above and adapted to the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System.