Library Value Calculator

How much does the library save you?

Thousands of southeastern Albertans head to the library every day to borrow books, music, and movies, to read newspapers, use computers, learn English, participate in programs, or get answers to their questions. Many use the library from home, taking advantage of resources like Consumer Reports and Pronunciator. These services and more are available with a library card, which costs southeastern Albertans just over a $1.00 per month on average.

Just how much money does your library save you and your family each month? Use our calculator to find out. Just enter your monthly uses for each offering to see your savings grow.

Your Use
Library Service
Adult Books $
Teen Books $
Children's Books $
Audiobooks $
eBooks $
Magazines $
Newspapers $
Movies $
Music CDs $
Video Games $
Meeting Room Use (per hour) $
Adult Program Attended $
Teen Program Attended $
Children's Program Attended $
Computer Use (per hour) $
Online Resources Accessed (per month) $
Questions Answered / Research Help $


This worksheet has been adapted from the Massachusetts Library Association and Chelmsford Library.