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Library Use Value Calculator – Updated for 2012

The NHLA Library Use Value Calculator shows, on average, how much an individual or family would need to pay out-of-pocket if they purchased their books, movies, and other library services in stores.  This nifty tool has been kicking around our website for years, but thanks to a recent suggestion, it has now been updated to include ebooks.  The average taxpayer contribution figure has also been updated, based on the most recent NH Public Library Annual Report.  We hope you find this tool useful.  You can easily access it under the “Resources” tab in the top navigation bar.

As a reference librarian, I am often asked by students where they can find good primary resources.  One resource I’ve increasingly pointed our customers to is Access.NewspaperArchive.comAccess NewspaperARCHIVE is a program that gives public libraries and K-12 schools around the world FREE access to’s historical newspaper database.  This free version of Access NewspaperARCHIVE allows users to view, save, and print full-page newspapers dating from 1759 to 1977.  The content is also keyword searchable!  Unfortunately, access to historic New Hampshire newspapers is excluded.  To gain access to that content, you’ve got to pony up some cash!

To find out more about this program, contact my good friend Scott Fisher at 888.870.0484 ext. 24 or by email at  Tell him Steve Butzel from the Nashua Public Library referred you!

P.S.  If enough of us like the service, maybe we should consider asking the State Library to provide access to the for-fee New Hampshire content.  Just a thought.