ROI Calculator

Your Use
per Month
Service Value
Books borrowed $
Books borrowed from MeLCat $
Digital items accessed via MeLCat $
Magazines borrowed $
Magazines read at the library $
Movies borrowed $
Music borrowed $
Audiobooks borrowed $
eBooks/Audiobooks downloaded from the library $
Childrens' program(s) attended $
Adults' program(s) attended $
Computer use (in hours per month) $
Reference Questions asked $
Michigan Activity Passes Checked Out $

Personal ROI:



Values used in the calculations above
Value of a book checked out at a library = $15
Value of a book borrowed through MeLCat = $12
Value of MeL eResource (per search) = $7.50
Value of a magazine read at a library = $5
Value of a magazine checked out at a library = $5
Value of a movie checked out at a library = $5
Value of a music recording checked out at a library = $10
Value of an audio book checked out at a library= $18
Value of an ebook/audio book downloaded from the library= $8
Value of a children's program at a library = $7
Value of a library program, such as a book club, for adults = $15
Value of a patron spending an hour on a library computer = $22.50
Value of a reference question at a library = $20
Value for Michigan Activity Pass checked out at a library = $15

Code is based off of the Library Research Service Return on Investment calculator code.

Original code written by Jack Makled.