Library Use Value Calculator

What is your CMRLS Library worth to you?

CMRLS Libraries, which serve approximately 213,000 citizens in Rankin, Scott, Simpson,
and Smith counties, circulated 812,978 items to the 763,912 citizens that walked
through the doors of CMRLS Libraries during the 2009-2010 fiscal year;
82,510 citizens attended one or more of the 3,216 programs at you Libraries,
asked one of the 117,365 reference questions, volunteered one or
more of the 3,245 hours, or used the public access computers for 166,559 hours
of Internet use at one of the 20 CMRLS Libraries during the same year.
Your Library is invaluable to your community!
How much does your Library save you out-of-pocket for your library services?
  • 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.
Input Your
Library Services Value of
(i.e. Internet, MS Word, etc.)

The calculator worksheet has been adapted from the downloadable spreadsheet, originally provided by the Massachusetts Library Association and then adapted for the web by Chelmsford Public Library. Maine State library added extra accessibility coding and reformatting for ease of reading online. This spreadsheet requires either Microsoft Excel or the Excel Viewer.

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