MeL - Michigan eLibrary
What's Your Library Worth to You? Individualized Return on Investment Calculator
Your UseLibrary ServicesValue of Services


     

The total value for the services you listed above = $

*Your personal return on investment is based on your responses and the typical annual tax contribution for your Michigan library. You see a returned value of $ for every one dollar invested.

Values used in the calculations above
Value of a book checked out at a library, including via interlibrary loan = $30
Value of a magazine read at a library = $8
Value of a movie checked out at a library = $5
Value of a music recording checked out at a library = $15
Value of an audio book checked out at a library= $40
Value of a children's program at a library = $6
Value of a library program, such as a book club, for adults = $10
Value of a patron spending an hour on a library computer = $12
Value of a reference question at a library = $15
Value of general full-text articles accessed from a library's Web site or the Michigan eLibrary = $15
Value of academic full-text articles accessed from a library's Web site or the Michigan eLibrary = $30
Value of utilizing library resources in-house = $10
Value for Museum Adventure Pass checked out at a library = $15
Value for College and K-12 Practice Exams and Courses through MeL.org = $300
Vocational Tests and Skill Building Courses = $60
Primary Historical Research in MeL Michigana (per document or photo) = $7.50

Adapted from the Library Research Service Return on Investment calculator code.

You are seeing a returned value of $ for every one dollar invested!