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Library Value Use Calculator


According to the 2013 Taxpayer Return on Investment study, every dollar spent by Florida public libraries returns $10.18 of value to their communities.

The 2013 Taxpayer Return on Investment Study evaluates:

  • The value that users place on public libraries.
  • Taxpayers' return on investment.
  • The economic impact of libraries in their communities.

Taxpayer Return on Investment diagram

 What is your library worth to you?



Calculate the approximate value of the services you receive from Lakeland Public Libraries per month using this tool provided by the State Library and Archives of Florida.

To use the calculator, enter the number of times per month you or your family use each service.

How the values were calculated.

Value of Florida Public Library Services
Input Your Use Library Services Value of Services