Library Use Value Calculator

Libraries throughout the state of New Hampshire offer a variety of entertainment and educational materials to taxpayers at a very economical rate.

The average New Hampshire taxpayer contributes about $33 in taxes per year to fund public libraries and their services.1  But how much would they need to pay out-of-pocket if they purchased their books, movies and other library services in stores?

Use our calculator to find out!

  • Enter in the left hand column the number of times per month you and your family use each service.
  • The estimated retail value of each service will be calculated on the right.
  • The total value of their library use is shown at the bottom of the worksheet.
  • Tip: Tab between entries and do not use commas.

Value of Library Services

Amount Used Type of Material or Service Retail Value

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Find out how we calculated these figures.

Know of other services that your library provides that we should add to the calculator? Email the website coordinator.

The NH Library Use Value Calculator is based on the spreadsheet developed by the Massachusetts Library Association, adapted for web use by the Maine State Library, the Chelmsford Public Library, and the Chesley Memorial Library.

1 This figure comes from the 2010 New Hampshire Public Library Annual Report.