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Library Value Calculator  Using Your Library Picture

Clinton-Macomb Public Library calculated the average cost of various library services in an effort to demonstrate the monetary value your local library provides to you.  Need assistance in maximizing the value of your library card?  Our professional librarians are available to assist you 71 hours per week in person, by phone, fax, email or instant messaging.  Whether it is to recommend a good book to read or locate a wiring diagram for your car, we look forward to serving you soon!

  • Directions:
  • On the left, enter the number of times per month you use each service.
  • The 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. 

Input Your Monthly Use

Library Services Value of Services
Hours of computer/internet use in the library
Number of times wireless internet used
Reference questions asked
Items we delivered to you from other Michigan libraries (through MeLCat)
Museum passes borrowed

The Clinton-Macomb Public Library is a great value:

  • The monetary value was calculated in the following way:

  • Books, music CDs & audio books borrowed, as well as magazines read:  the average cost to purchase these items in hard copy or electronic format.
  • Movies borrowed: the average cost of a movie rental in the area
  • Online resources used: the average cost for access to online databases
  • Programs attended: the average cost of adult and children's programs
  • Computer & wireless internet use: the average charge at retail businesses
  • Items we deliveryed to you from other Michigan libraries (through MeLCat): the average cost of an interlibrary loan
  • Museum passes: the average cost of museum admission in Southeast Michigan