How Library Use Values Are Calculated

A list of estimated or average values with explanation
Library Services Estimated Retail Value Value Explained
Books Borrowed $20.00 Estimated average discount cost of hardcover & paperback
Magazines Borrowed $3.00 Estimated cost to purchase a popular periodical issue
Movies Borrowed $4.00 Sample Video Rental at Video Store
Audio Books Borrowed $25.00 Introductory Rental Price at booksontape.com
Music CDs Borrowed $17.00 Estimated cost to purchase a popular music CD
Magazine Use in Library $3.00 Estimated cost to purchase a popular periodical issue
Interlibrary Loan $20.00 Average cost for loans in Minnesota
Meeting Room Use per Hour $50.00 Estimate
Adult Programs Attended $10.00 Estimate
Children's Programs Attended $6.00 Estimate
Hours of Computer Use (i.e. Internet, MS Word, etc.) $15.00 Sample hourly rate at a copy center
Use of Subscription Databases $40.00 Estimate
Reference Questions Asked $10.00 Estimated staff cost per question