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Calculated Values

The values used in the Library Value Use Calculator were determined as follows:

Table of Calculated Values for Library Services
Library Service Value Value Explained
Books borrowed per month $15.00 Estimated average discount cost of hardcover and paperback
DVDs borrowed per month $17.00 Estimated average cost to purchase a DVD
Audiobooks borrowed per month $15.00 Estimated average cost to purchase an audiobook
Music CDs borrowed per month $10.00 iTunes download album average
eBooks and Downloadable Audiobooks/Movies/Music per month $15.00 Average cost to download an eBook/audiobook/movies/music
Study Room use (hours per month) $10.00 Estimated value
Program/Class attended per month -- Adult $15.00 Entertainment/program admission fee - estimated average per adult
Program/Class attended per month -- Child $7.00 Entertainment/program admission fee - estimated average per child
Computer use (hours per month) $21.00 Sample hourly rate for computer rental services (Internet and MS Office) at a copy center (FedEx/Kinkos price) or internet cafe
WiFi use (hours per month) $4.00 Sample hourly rate for secure, high-speed, unlimited WiFi from commercial service or internet cafe
Online learning (Treehouse, Microsoft Imagine Academy, etc.) $20.00 Average cost of tutor for one hour

Values provided by the State Library and Archives of Florida.